Dorset County Museum




This was a very exciting project for me as an aspiring illustrator to get after being over year out of University. Also I only got the opportunity to do when I was encouraged to Volunteer at Dorset County Museum in their Marketing Department. So yeah I didn't get paid for this and probably never will see any money from but perhaps I will get some great opportunities., which would be great for me.

This project asked me to produce a series of 4 drawings of dinosaurs, ones that actually feature in the museums in the Jurassic Gallery or as of recently in the Victorian Hall of Dorset County Museum 'Dippy' the Diplodocus. The other dinosaurs include the Icthyosaur, the Plesiosaur and the Pliosaur, which are oceanic dinosaurs have been found along the Jurassic Coast.

These Dinosaur illustrations would be printed onto the disposable coffee cups which are used at the museums cafe and they would also be seen on various merchandise from Key rings to pencils, rulers, a bag for life bag, magnets and so on. So it is very exciting for me and fingers crossed that they are successful and I can get some publicity from it and more projects as well.

I should hopefully be getting some of the merchandise for myself to then be able to take photos of in the next few weeks, so keep an eye on this space.


https://www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/dcm/events/list/65/dippy-on-tour/






This was my second project out Dorset County Museum that I also completed very recently. This project asked me to pull focus onto some of the artifacts in the museum and give children some exciting new things to colour in and also encourage them to explore the museum a bit more. 

These will hopefully be printed in large quantities for all visiting families and young school children at the Dorset County Museum. Hopefully I will begin to hear how they are being received in the upcoming weeks and will hopefully result in more projects in the future.

https://www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/dcm/events/list/65/dippy-on-tour/







So my Illustrations are now on pieces merchandise sold in the Dorset County Museum Gift Shop. It is very exciting even though I will likely never profit from it as I explained in last post, but I am doing everything I can to get recognition for my work, so it becomes great publicity for me.

This is Part 1 as there are still a few more pieces of merchandise which have yet to arrive so I will be posting photos of them when they arrive so watch this space.




 



So I now have even more merchandise with my drawings on being sold at Dorset County Museum and they look great. I have also received news that I will be getting more publicity from Dorset County Museum with regards to my illustrations and the work I have been doing for them. I don't know all the details right now but they want to do some sort of feature on me as an illustrator on their website and possibly in their newsletter, I'm not 100% sure so watch this space.

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