Flower in Ink Illustration


Brief:
Whenever I have creative art block, I like to create little concepts for standalone illustrations as a warm up exercise to get me back into making.

Concept:

The concept of this was to look at objects around my home and paint them as though each shape was a 2d shape. It was really strange to draw but fun to ink. I created shade without even looking at the real object so it was way more abstract than usual.

I used coloured inks and alcohol-based markers, (Promarkers).

Solution:
I made a few of these illustrations a few years ago during my Foundation year, after finding them again, I'd love to try something similar.


SHANNON WOODFIELD.

Currently Working On...
'My Dad Is An Alien' Children's Storybook

Working illustration taken from, 'My Dad's an Alien', illustrated by Shannon Woodfield.


Brief:
I'm currently working on a self-negotiated brief, I'm writing and illustrating a book for an age group of 6-9 years.


Concept:
The book, 'My Dad's An Alien' is a storybook designed to be used as a tool to open up the conversation of absent fathers for young children.


Solution:
Children with absent parents can be affected in many ways, with children with absent fathers specifically, more likely to struggle in their schooling, have behavioural issues and are even more prone to ill-health and chronic pain. Although the situation itself is out of our hands, I wanted to create a story to bridge that gap to create a conversation and aid to resolve issues of feeling unwanted or unloved in a young child's mind.


SHANNON WOODFIELD.

In The Woods Today...
Little Pink Riding Hood


Brief:

I wanted an Instagram-friendly Halloween holiday piece to upload to remind you all I'm still around! I played around with this Inktober Little Red Riding Hood sketch in Photoshop and honestly, I'm in love!

Concept:
I created the initial sketch as a 10 minute piece for Inktober using black Indian ink and red tester pot paint. I wanted to know how I could turn this into a post-worthy art piece. Turns out, pink was the way forward!

Solution:
Handmade materials: Black ink, rubbing alcohol & Wilko's red tester pot paint
Digital steps: Changing the colour ways and illustrating using the Wacom Intuos graphics tablet.

Etsy shop coming soon!

SHANNON WOODFIELD.


Making Monsters
(Progress)

Images belong to Shannon Woodfield.

Brief:
I've given myself the brief to create an entire typeface of fun and friendly, illustrated monster characters that I can then print, and make an alphabet book from, by hand. 

Concept:
I'm a fan of anything with illustrated monsters so I thought this would be a fun project to work on over the summer. Each letter can be different, but illustrated in the same style throughout the book.

Solution:
I'm creating a letter a day as a warm up exercise, looking forward to updating you soon!



SHANNON WOODFIELD

Artists Envy/ 'Modern Classic' Zine by LMNOP Creative

Images from LMNOP Creative, (here!)

Design: LMNOP Creative 
Brand: Morgan's Hotel Group


Brief:
LMNOP Creative designed 'The Modern Classic' zine for the international, Morgan's Hotel Group to celebrate their campaign for 20 years in business. 

Concept:
Morgan's Hotel Group have a consistent style throughout their global hotels as being very modern, contemporary and colourful. 

Solution:
LMNOP created this print piece that would advertise both the hotel group, and general travel and lifestyle articles to attract a new and younger audience. This piece is the perfect inspirational piece for younger designers too, showcasing fun illustration, well considered type and pantone print colour.


written by
SHANNON WOODFIELD

Fur Me To You: Branding Project




Brief:
Design the branding for a start-up company, Fur Me To You. I needed to create a responsive logo, business cards and aftersales cards for the new fashion brand.

Concept:
Their colour palette was to stay completely black, grey and white, with a stylish and modern feel to them. I designed the aftersales cards to change in colour depending on which collection the customer purchases from.

Solution:
The name Fur Me To You from derived from the brand selling fur sliders, with a play on the term, 'from me to you.' This lead me to using a script font for the second portion of the phrase to give that handwritten and personal feel. The brand's name is often shortened to FMTY online, I used this to create a second logo, used in a smaller scale with just the initials in the same format. 

You can see this is a slightly larger scale on my Behance portfolio, here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/65797069/Fur-Me-To-You-Branding-Project

SHANNON WOODFIELD.