Wednesday, 8 December 2010

wake me when christmas comes

These are some christmas designs I produced, they are more commercially driven than I would normally do. But they were for the buying public!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Postcards for Noise

These are some postcards I sent to Noise in Manchester to be sold in a secret santa to raise funds for them. Not my normal way of drawng, I actually used pencils and paper for these. The one below is a drawing of a K67 kiosk. I became fascinated with these whilst living in Poland. Inside each one would be an old lady. My favourite was the lady surrounded by eggs and another lady surrounded by cabbages.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Illustration Rally Feature

I am pleased to say that the blog Illustration Rally did a feature on my work. The blog is run by illustrator Natsuki Otani and features some great work. this is what they had to say about my work:

"A happy Illustration Rally hello to Hazel Critchley. Hazel, living in the north by the coast seems to trap her environment within her work and as she takes influence from the world around her and from her foreign travels to Finland and Poland her work takes on the character of the place and yet is composed with striking originality. She works on a lightbox happily scratching away dark and brooding images in a process resembling intaglio print but with a level of control tailored down to each individual scratch her work becomes a living thing produced in a way that has the character of folk art and the lithe sensuousness of art nouveau. she combines the work together digitally producing a very strong tonal composition that is backed up by a real juxtaposition of colours that seem to hang across the eye and play to the delicate yet bold figures. Her work has a raw yet enlightened touch, which leaves the viewer satisfied yet intrigued. Great work from a fabulous illustrator, read about her here."

To see the full post click here!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Pride illustrations

I am working on some illustrations for seen mag, this is a magazine for Liverpool's Gay and Lesbian community.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

born in a semi: 2

This is a slightly different version of the 'born in a semi image'. Still black and white though!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Clean bum

This is an image i am working on at the moment. I keep trying to draw clothed people but they always end up taking something off!

George Bush used to be a cheerleader

Yes, George Bush used to be a cheerleader! This is another illustration I produced from my last project at university: fictional facts, this one is true.
I have recently got a studio in Liverpool so there is no excuse for not doing work anymore so I'll be putting my work up regularly.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Monday, 31 May 2010

Fictional Facts

For my final major project I came up with ten fictional facts. Some of these were true and some completely made up, the idea was that they would all be so obscure that it would be hard to tell fact from fiction. I had alot of fun researching this as I got to watch my favourite programme QI. These are a few of my favourite illustrations.

Ostriches bury their heads underground when they sense danger.

Fictional Facts: Tortoises grow into their shells

Tortoises grow into their shells.

Fictional Facts: National Sleepyhead Day

On the twenty-seventh July in Finland it is National Sleepyhead Day. The last person to wake up in each household is thrown into the lake.

Fictional Facts: Roadkill Cafe

The Roadkill Cafe cooks anything you kill on the road. From your grill to ours.

Monday, 15 March 2010