Sally Whitton Degree show Portfolio

A selection of work from my final year.

Main image:

A rebranding of the National Trust logo.

The original logo was inspired from an oak leaf carving found at the first National Trust property, I wanted to keep the oak leaf and acorn design to celebrate the 125th year.

The four logos  represent the four seasons.

Drawn with ink and twig and digitally coloured.

National Trust Logo Rebrand

These are the first drafts of the National Trust logos drawn with ink and a twig, before editing in Photoshop.




National Trust Logo Rebrand Image

National Trust Postcard set

A new member to the National trust would get a collection of 5  illustrated postcards of National Trust sites, There are 125 in total to celebrate the 125 years. Members then get the opportunity to collect the remaining 120  as they visit each different site.

25 artists pick 5 National Trust sites that have meaning  to them, my choices are Eastergate Bridge,Huddersfield (Top Left) Speke hall,Liverpool (top Right) Rufford old Hall, Ormskirk (Bottom Left) Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley(Bottom Right) Gibson Mill ,Hardcastle Craggs, Hebden Bridge (centre) 

All drawn with ink and twig and digitally coloured.

National Trust Postcard set Image

Spread 10 One and Only

For Spread 10, the lonely Bird of Paradise is having a strop.

its nearly dusk and as previously mentioned the houselights provide a spotlight for his dance moves.


Spread 10 One and Only Image

Spread 6, One and Only

Spread 6 of One and Only for the Carmelite Prize,

One and Only is a story of a lonely bird of Paradise that cannot find love. 

My bird was based on the newly discovered Vogelkop, after studying the bird I saw many coincidences with the fictional  bird in the  storyline. The Vogelkop is also very funny to watch and very strange to look at, I wanted to portray that in my illustrations and hopefully raise some giggles.

I have set it  in the Papa New Guinea Rainforest on the edge of Port Moresby where the houses on stilts are used for a backdrop and also towards the end of the book the house lights are used for some disco dancing  and romantic lighting.

For the Carmelite Spreads the mediums I  used were  Dip pen/Brush and inks

Spread 6, One and Only Image

Spread 13 One and Only

After watching him bust some moves, the female Bird of Paradise is declaring her admiration.

Lights from the houses provide the spotlights while he takes a bow on his stage.


Spread 13 One and Only Image

Spread 14 One and Only

In the final spread of the book the lonely Bird of Paradise has found his love.

I wanted to use a limited palette in a romantic setting  and have the two birds as silhouettes with the houses below lit up in the rainforest.


Spread 14 One and Only Image

Preston Dreadful - Front and Back Pages

Inspired by the wacky world of Preston and my interest in the victorian era and the illustrations of that period, I created a Penny Dreadful of three stories with illustrations inspired by myths, newspaper articles combining  them with the unique Characters  that live in Preston.

From a descendant of The famous outlaw Butch Cassidy, Gangs of marauding Chickens to fighting Ice Cream men and the infamous Fishergate Bollard


Media used Dip pen,ink and digital colouring.



Preston Dreadful - Front and Back Pages Image

Preston Dreadful - Ice Cream Wars

One of the spreads in the final Story in my Preston Dreadful about two warring Ice cream men.

Media used Dip pen and ink, digitally coloured 

Please click on the You Tube link for the full book

Preston Dreadful - Ice Cream Wars Image

Preston Dreadful - The Avenham Avenger

The pull out spread in my first story, The Avenham Avenger.

‘The man with no top’ is said to be a descendant of the famous outlaw Butch Cassidy who once  resided in Avenham.


Media used, Dip pen and ink

Preston Dreadful - The Avenham Avenger Image

Preston Dreadful - Foul Play

Killer Chickens on the loose around Blackpool Road allotments, in the Deepdale area of Preston,

Preston Dreadful - Foul Play Image

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  • Degree show 2020
    • BA (Hons) Illustration
  • Design