Saturday, 17 February 2018

Dorset County Museum: Illustration Project

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.

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