I'm Melissa Riley. I'm in my first year at Arts University College Bournemouth studying for a BA Hons in Illustration.
This blog is a mix of my own work, along with the work of others that inspires me or just things I like.

Saturday, 30 January 2010


So Lewis Chaplin is pretty rad. I only found out about him sometime at the start of last year, where he was featured in Vice magazine. He's only 17, has photographed a million cool bands, has had his photographs published in numerous magazines and he used to be the Photo Editor of Platform. And his art is pretty cool too.

Passion Pit.

Patrick Wolf.

White Denim.

Good Shoes.

One of my favourite pictures.

Triangles are my favourite.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Jesus Christ That's A Pretty Face...

So I went to see the band Brand New last weekend. I've loved this band for about 7 years, so was crazy excited about seeing them. Me and my best friend went and stayed with a friend we know in London, and we all went to the show together.
The above picture is one that Sabrina took on her digital camera.
Below are a few pictures I took on my film fisheye camera. They aren't great but it was a fun time.

Drawing Approaches

So I've just finished my second unit, which was titled Drawing Approaches. The theme I choose was routine, from there I went on to look at OCD. Below are my 6 final pieces which I presented in a handmade book.

'turn the gas off'

'use a coaster'

'lock the front door'

'wash your hands'

'lock the back door'

'turn the tap off'

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Exhibition By The Sea

Just some pictures from my group's exhibition by the sea in Bournemouth.
(my work is the 'Can you make sure the electric is off?' piece.)

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

First Things First

Work from my previous unit.

Based on the Greek myth Narcissus and Echo.

Based on my love of the woods.

Based on an how iPhones are taking over.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Brand New.

So this is my first ever post on my first ever blog.
I'm nearing the end of my drawing approaches brief. Once that's over I'll start posting everything up. I hope you enjoy and please be kind.