Jess Blakemore

Jess Blakemore

Hi i'm Jess! I am an aspiring illustrator/art director from Worcestershire- looking to do an illustration degree next year. I am currently on a gap year, after graduating from BOA (Birmingham Ormiston Academy), where I studied Art and Design as well as Musical theatre. In my year out after finishing college, I set myself the goal of expanding my skills by practising with uses of different media: and I hope this is shown in my portfolio! I am on this site to display my work to potential courses or employers, and I am very open to any advice anyone wants to give me! I am very interested in learning about art direction for tv and film, as well as illustration and animation.
I hope you enjoy looking around my work!

Jess

I AM Illustrator LOOKING FOR University Course, Apprenticeships, Advice from Employer IN Birmingham, Worcestershire

PAINTINGS

 
 
'THE FAN' (16.5'' x 23.4'') Acrylic paint on canvas
'THE FAN' (16.5'' x 23.4'') Acrylic paint on canvas
'NEW FACE' (11.7'' x 16.5'') Watercolour and fine-line painting.
'NEW FACE' (11.7'' x 16.5'') Watercolour and fine-line painting.
 
(5.8'' x 8.3'') Watercolour and fine-line painting.
(5.8'' x 8.3'') Watercolour and fine-line painting.
(11.7'' x 16.5'') Watercolour and fine-line painting.
(11.7'' x 16.5'') Watercolour and fine-line painting.
 
'THE COG' (16.5'' x 23.4'') Acrylic paint on paper
'THE COG' (16.5'' x 23.4'') Acrylic paint on paper
'JUNIPER' (16.5'' x 23.4'') Acrylic paint on canvas
'JUNIPER' (16.5'' x 23.4'') Acrylic paint on canvas
 

SKETCHES

 
 
 
 

3D work

 
 
Prototype for A level Art 'Rust and Decay' project.
Prototype for A level Art 'Rust and Decay' project.
 

I created this downscaled model as a prototype for a final piece at A level. The structure is made from pieces of foam board which I have scored and cut to create various textures for my scene concept. I experimented with the use of using coffee and tea to stain the walls and peeled the outer paper layer of the board to mimic peeling wallpaper, as well as adding faux shrubbery and mold to suggest decay. 

 
 

HENNA

 

A big hobby of mine, for a couple of years now, has been Henna. I love working in the traditional mehndi style. It is a great source of practice, as the dye is only temporary- I have the freedom to experiment. I love the fact that I can create whatever design I want, and express my ideas spontaneously. I still have a long way to go before my designs look professional. but in the meantime, I think it is a great outlet for expression and creativity.

 
 
 

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