The fine art side has taken a step back for me. After graduating I tried to keep going along the same lines as my degree show stuff but I don't feel 100% inspired by the same ideas anymore, or at least I'm pretty out of touch with it. Doing a little bit of volunteering with Yuck 'n' Yum introduced me to the world of Zines - now that I live in Edinburgh I'm hoping to connect with similar groups, also since Yuck 'n' Yum are no longer producing their own zine.
Another sideline has been with me helping to design a couple of my friends' tattoos, which has greatly appealed to me and as been very enjoyable.
Again not the best quality photo of a sketch, this was the first design I created and probably the one I'm most happy with so far, particularly as it ended up being used at the person's final tattoo. The words on the swallow's wings have a personal meaning to this person and the characteristics of the bird reflect this person's personality and reminds them of past experience and of home.