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.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Type Type Type

I've always had a thing about type. I really do love it. So I'm pretty excited about working with it for this brief. These are some artists who inspire me for their work with type.

Hennie Haworth

Nina Chakrabarti

Rachel Bright

Thursday, 25 February 2010

The Supremes

This is just a bit of research into The Supremes and Tamala Motown.
Posters, photographs, and record covers.

^^ Actual record of Baby Love by The Supremes.

Tamala Motown-

^^ Actual Tamala Motown record.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Word and Image

It's time again for a new brief. I can't believe this is my penultimate brief of my first year, it feels like 2 minutes ago I started this degree.

Anyways, I'm excited about this one, Word and Image. I love hand rendered type and it's one of the only things I feel comfortable doing.


'Music, rather like food, is something, we as humans, can’t live without. It forms a universal language all of its own and as with food, can be a reflection on the country of origin, era, sociodemographic and other associated influences.'

We've been put into groups of 4 and given an artist/ genre to focus on. The genre I have been given is Motown/ Soul and the artist is the band The Supremes.

'You are required to collectively work together to produce an innovative and original printed visual presentation in response to the music, the lyrics and that of your research based upon the life-style of the artist/s.

Ultimately, your collective work may take the form of any of the following contexts,

Artist book



Studio display'

Sunday, 21 February 2010


My four final images.

Friday, 19 February 2010


Just add edited picture from my ABC Photoshop Course.
Orlando Weeks. Love of my life.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Patterns Galore

Playing around with pattern.


I've scanned my images into Photoshop and have started to play around with the colours.
Here are my first few.