Browse the gallery below to take a look at some of the work that students on the BA (Hons) Illustration course have been working on.
Fashion is a crime
Fashion plays a huge part in western civilisation and we as people identity others and ourselves through clothing.
Fashion is a crime
For my ‘Pre Major Project’ I wanted to make illustrations about fashion, style, contemporary trends and brands. Fashion plays a huge part in western civilisation and we as people identify others and ourselves through clothing. Illustration plays a part in the fashion industry and I wanted to investigate the difference between being your own brand and wearing a brand.
I wanted to explore how the drawn image changes the way we view clothes. I want to show through illustrations how different people dress and how this can be perceived in different ways. I wanted to explore different ways of bringing objects away from the person, looking at a range of people and exploring what they wear on a daily basis, as well as what we wish we wore.
I wanted to explore how clothing is and should be worn differently and how this creates an identity.
I tried to show this in a way that is more than pictures on a page and explore how illustration can change the way we view clothes, more than just brands trying to sell them to us. I achieved this through a mixture of mediums from digital illustrations on Procreate to hand drawn illustrations.
After experimental work, this project went on to look at fashion objects but within a narrative. I experimented with putting objects within a crime scene and amongst objects that may be found during a crime. The theme of the board game Cluedo came about as I started to hide the Cluedo weapons within images. I also created profiles of the female characters Mrs peacock, Mrs White and Miss Scarlett in the game through what would be found within their bags and made sure this linked to the weapon imagery.
I want people to come up with their own conclusion from these images.
"For my final work I interviewed men, who I had met online, about their opinions on loneliness." Catherine Hood
“For my final work I interviewed men, who I had met online, about their opinions on loneliness. It was based on contemporary thoughts and feeling on loneliness. In terms of awards, I was highly commended in The Macmillan Prize for Illustrations and also won Bronze for Creative Conscience.
I’ve been at AUB for four years because I did a Foundation year first. I enjoyed being able to do what I wanted, it was all about our personal interests. There was a lot of freedom. Whenever I was stuck I could always talk to Lisa, she helped a lot.
I’m starting as an art worker in two weeks, but I’m going to carry on illustrating in my spare time, and creating books about subjects I’m interested in.”
Storytelling at the Earthhouse
We took a visit to the Earthhouse, in Cranborne and sat around a camp fire to be told stories all day, in which we responded too...
Year 2 Course visit / trip
Storytelling at the Earthhouse
Although I am not most comfortable with drawing from imagination, this experience was highly valuable to my drawing profile. We were told a huge range of short stories by a professional storyteller, which were visually rich and let our imaginations run wild. I found it difficult to keep up at first and so began sketching in thumbnail sizes in the style of a storyboard and produced some very quick sketches that came to life. It was a great day!
A City Scene
"A lot of my work focuses around buildings as opposed to people. I quite like getting the character of a building as opposed to...
A City Scene
“A lot of my work focuses around buildings as opposed to people. My dad’s an architect, so it’s probably where the love of buildings came from. I quite like getting the character of a building as opposed to that of a person. For my final major project, I wanted to a lot of screen-printing, so I did a book so I could do a lot of screen prints of images from within it. I really, really enjoy it and it’s something I want to do a lot more of.
Before I started on Illustration, I was thinking of doing modelmaking, hence the model of the buildings. It’s also probably why I love screen-printing, because it’s quite physical.
I’ve had a lot of freedom to do what I want [on Illustration], which is really cool.”
‘A Gay In The Life’
This year has really built my confidence as a young professional practitioner.
'A Gay In The Life'
From start to finish, first year has been a joy. I’ve been able to explore my practice and learn about so many new methods of production.
This year I have discovered a passion for risographs and book making which I would never have known if I hadn’t had access to all of the facilities that AUB offers.
This year has really built my confidence as a young professional practitioner, and helped me begin to make a name for myself.
The Shape of Music
Music festivals and their shapes come to life.
The Shape of Music
I needed to write a visual essay and prove that music festivals still had a strong visual identity.
I started by looking at the shapes repeated throughout the festivals and then translated that into characters embodying the festival’s identity.
Then got some willing victims and made them prance about the studio for a morning acting out these characters.
"I really love handcrafted things and engaging with the materials, I often do zines and comics." Anna Chase-Roberts
“I focus very much on drawing in my work.
I really love handcrafted things and engaging with the materials, I often do zines and comics, narrative-based work and a little hand drawn animation as well.
I’ve loved my time at AUB. I’ve been here for four years as I started on the Foundation course and went on to the Illustration degree.
It’s a really nice institution as it’s quite small and everyone you meet is creative in different ways so you get inspired by them.
You also have the opportunity to collaborate with different people and courses, I’ve worked a lot with Film and Photography which has been great.
The course is also really open and broad which is something I’ve really enjoyed.
I will now be starting my freelance career so I will be living on a canal boat in London for a bit and then I plan to move to Melbourne next year for a while and take a break, ready to come back and build up my own practice.”
"I came out with the narrative of four characters going to space. One of those is the protagonist who ends up floating into space...
“I based the project I am showing here, on the Mars One project. I started off looking at that, then came out with the narrative of four characters going to space. One of those is the protagonist who ends up floating into space on his own, creating origami bees to pass the time. I got a bit carried away, I made a book with double sided pages, so I am showcasing some of the pages.
The course has enabled me to do a lot of different things. For another project I was doing animation, I was looking at animated editorial illustration, and have done a lot of screen-printing which I learned in Bournemouth. I have enjoyed the course, as it has been very free and enabled me to find out what I like doing.
The thing that I want to develop the most is to get better at Photoshop. I’d like to develop work that looks like it has been screen-printed, but hasn’t, to try and make digital look printed.
I am feeling excited and nervous in equal measures. It’s sad to see uni go, but it is exciting to go out in the world and get work seen and see what other people think of your work, other than just tutors. I think it’s nerve wracking and exciting in equal measures. I am very excited to get out there and get freelance work and get my work seen by industry people.”
Drawing from observation.
Throughout the course we are always encouraged to draw in our personal time. In my experience, drawing from observation and doing so regularly is the best way to improve. Here are a few line drawings done outside of project related work.
Unit 1 – Interpretation of Text
For our first unit, I chose to read five Oliver Sacks neurological books and then illustrate their five book covers.
Year 2 Industry, Standards, Course, Unit
Unit 1 - Interpretation of Text
This was a fantastic way to learn the layout and etiquette involved in creating a book cover that complies with the industry formalities. We also researched about the current importance of book covers needing to work at a small thumbnail size for online retailers, as well as at actual size, on a book shop shelf. The interpretation of text unit is a challenging but exciting unit that gives you a feel for the professional world of illustration.
"Everyone thinks they have packed well for holiday and the right way, I wanted to highlight that the stuff you pack you don’t...
“The work I am showing here is from an independent exhibition, which was set up by some of the students. I had been on holiday to Australia for a couple of weeks to go to a wedding, and thought I would explore the clichés of going on holiday. Everyone thinks they have packed well for holiday and the right way, I wanted to highlight that the stuff you pack you don’t actually use.
I was most proud of my final major project, which was a short narrative comics based on a radio show on Radio 4, called digital human about how technology affects our lives an how it will effect society in future I made a series of six illustrations based on that. I feel like that was the point where I knew what I was doing, and found my style finally.
The freedom allowed to us has let us find ourselves, they send us into the wild really and say go and find yourself. There has never been any ‘you should do this’. If we are in the middle of a project and say a professional opportunity comes up, the tutors say don’t worry about the project, go and do that because your career is important. I feel like the tutors are amazing at setting us up and telling us what to expect when we leave.
At the beginning of third year I was meant to be doing my final major project, then an opportunity came up for me to do art for a local student’s film for his major project. We are just super encouraged to collaborate with other people, so I could work that in to my project, even though it wasn’t strictly related. It’s not too much about the school work, but the work ethic and how to work together.
Working with others and learning how to organise a project are the best things I have learned. The process of learning a project and following it through, and getting feedback was great. When I came to uni, I had an idea of how I like to work. The tutors give you feedback and at the beginning you think ‘I don’t think I want anyone to tell me how to work’, but with that and setting up our graduation show has been a good opportunity to work with people and organise things. I feel way more experienced now and pretty happy going out and doing my own thing.
I would like to get interest in my work from being here and in the course. Next I want to find some studio work, but its all open really.”
Peter Pan and Friends
"I just love creating characters and little worlds — this is what I love to do." Sam Davies — High Noon
Peter Pan and Friends
“I do children’s picture book illustration. The Peter Pan one is kind-of self-explanatory! I was just watching it and decided I wanted to do my own version. I just love creating characters and little worlds — this is what I love to do.
In my first year, I loved drawing but I didn’t know where my work was aimed at and I just loved children’s picture books anyway, so I thought I may as well have a go and I’ve been getting better and better so I’m just carrying on with it, really. It’s definitely what I want to be doing in the future.
AUB allows you to be who you are and they cater to everyone — I’ve had a really good time.”
"I was looking into stately homes which have been destroyed or are no longer here. That was the thought process behind my...
“I was looking into stately homes which have been destroyed or are no longer here. Castle Howard was gutted and destroyed by fire in about 1940, and they are slowly rebuilding it and in the process of restoring it. That was the thought process behind my projects, rebuilding and recreating them.
I think the most useful thing I have learned is to be flexible, don’t get too fixed on one rigid idea and go with it a bit more. I’ve also learned some of the technical industry stuff too, legal things, payment, and how you run a business.
It has been great to just have three years to just focus on your work; you have great support from your tutors. You can really figure out who you are, what you are interested in, and where you are going to head with it.
I would like to get some feedback from my work, see how it is received, and hopefully sell it on to a manufacturer and have it mass-produced. I’d like to see how well it goes down.”
Collage as Drawing
Exploring how collage acts as a form of drawing.
Collage as Drawing
In the Visual Thinking unit, I wrote an essay looking at the purpose of drawing, looking at collage as a form of drawing and the relationship between them.
I was exploring how collage acts as a form of drawing by exploring the human face in terms of texture, shape and colour through the use of paper collage.
It gave me the chance to experiment with collage, and i know it’ll be something i will continue to use.
"Just being around weird creative people is great and being able to be weird is great!" Claire Edwardes — High Noon
“[This is] a selection of different bits of work I’ve done throughout the year. I love anything cluttered and a bit rubbish and trinkets and bits like that. Basically, it’s just creating lots of rubbish — nice-looking rubbish!
Each piece took me about a day to make, in my tiny little uni room with a sewing machine at 3 o’clock in the morning, frantically trying to get it all done, covered in thread!
I love how diverse Illustration is, in terms of what you can do. I can’t draw and I’m quite happy to say that as an Illustration student! So being able to do this and showing me different views of what Illustration is, is great.”
Man from a Golden Land
'I'm inspired by Latin American folk art, fashion & 1950's design..." Marianna Madriz
Man from a Golden Land
“I like to think of my illustration work as a mixture of everything I admire visually: playful characters, striking colours, shapes and patterns. It’s inspired by Latin American folk art, fashion, 1950’s design and anything surrounding me that I find interesting, and I feel my final book for university reflects this to some extent.
After the summer shows I want to keep creating and getting better, learning to develop good story lines and experiment with sequential illustration. I’m hoping to create more self published zines and narratives, as this is mainly the route I want to take with my work.
Right now I’m really excited to meet likeminded graduates and creatives who want to achieve the same goals, and are hungry to collaborate with new people. I definitely feel this summer will be a good platform to get some new projects going and establish everlasting connections!”
Collage workshop exploring ways to alter and play with found imagery.
Year 1 Internal collaboration
For the “Alternative Images” workshop, we worked with artist David Price to explore new ways of using ‘found imagery’ in our work. We were asked to gather a wide range of material to experiment with and encouraged to find new ways to incorporate drawing and print with collage. The workshop helped us to produce large quantities of work in a small amount of time. It’s a great way of working to generate quick ideas and kick off a project.
In Luxury Apartment, I create a facial couple who addicted into the luxury life. trying to express ironic felling in it. enjoy...
In the narrative unit, I created a couple who are addicted to the luxurious life style. I feel my emotions have been fully expressed in this project, I enjoyed to drawing in those weird and a little surreal items into my work. It created a different feelings in the work. I am also trying to focus on the composition in every single frame to make it appear more filled.
"It’s all made out of paper cuts and lit up from behind with LEDs." Courtney Dyer
“I’ve always wanted to raise awareness for animals and wildlife, but I’ve always had success through narrative. I love the classics, so I decided to use Moby Dick to raise awareness for sperm whales. I produced quite a lot of work based on raising awareness, but I decided to use four light boxes to make one big image of Moby Dick. It’s all made out of paper cuts and lit up from behind with LEDs .
This year has probably been my hardest year, but I’ve had massive support from my tutors. I wasn’t expecting to do as well as I did at all. When I first started I had no idea what I wanted to do, I didn’t think I had a niche but, as soon as my tutors saw that I was in to paper cuts, they really helped with that. In third year you get so much freedom to do what you want, you just go for it.
I never though freelance would be an option, but I do have an interview with an Illustration agency in London!”
Year 1 Course visit / trip
Sketchbook pages from a recent trip to Paris.
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do...
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. Here are two of our final year Illustration students working together to bring out the best in each others mediums. Marianna Madriz draws beautiful characters and Abby Foord works in paper engineering – this is what they created together.
Experimenting with collage as a means to battle misrepresentation.
In this unit, I chose to research representation within queer communities and illustration as a means to battle misrepresentation and racism within these communities, looking at collage as a medium to do this.
Illustration student nominated for D&AD New Blood Award
"This brief was great to work on, as the target audience and tone of Vice gave me the freedom to push the boundaries and bring my...
Illustration student nominated for D&AD New Blood Award
Bradley responded to the Vice brief – ‘Capture the spirit of VICE UK’s ‘Rule Britannia’ in an ident’. He tells us more about his entry: “This brief was great to work on, as the target audience and tone of Vice gave me the freedom to push the boundaries and bring my usual brand of strangeness to the work. I enjoyed the challenge of trying to capture the theme of the series in such a short space of time.”
Visit Bradley’s website to view his entry and more of his work.
"I’m very influenced by Japanese Art and also traditional art." Ana Lurov
“I’m very influenced by Japanese Art and also traditional art. Recently I’ve also enjoyed exploring more abstract themes.
My time at AUB was great, I’ve studied here since my Foundation year.
I’m really glad that I started with a Foundation: it really helped to open up my perspective of artwork and the University as well.
I really want to apply to do an MA now, I want to take more steps forward. After that, I’d like to do some freelance work and then go on to work for an Animation company.”
"My most recent project was on perfectionism, the negative aspects of this and how we can obsess over things that lead to...
“My most recent project was on perfectionism, the negative aspects of this and how we can obsess over not only superficial things but also more intense things that can lead to anxiety and really overthinking every aspect of life.
Outside of my most recent project, I also like really playful animation, with lots of characters and colours.
My time at AUB has been really great. I was initially unsure about whether to choose Illustration or Animation and I’ve found that Illustration gave me a lot more freedom.
Illustration has allowed me to do a lot more whilst still specialising in Animation.”
1st Class Tourism
The goal for my Pre Major project was to create an immersive 3D world.
1st Class Tourism
The following images are stills from my animations for my Pre Major project.
My goal for this project is to create an immersive 3D world. I am attempting this by creating quirky and funny characters in a pastel and naïve looking environment, which people could find amusing and could also engage with.
My intention is to create idiosyncratic characters which have been aesthetically reduced to simple forms, to allow people to identify themselves with ease and empathise with their actions, therefore enhancing their immersion. These characters all exist in one ‘world’, which in this case is a hotel by a sunny, idyllic beach, performing senseless activities such as jumping off balconies, dancing on top of hammocks or climbing up palm trees. The sweet and ‘cute’ looking environment contrasts with the destructive actions carried out by these characters and the heavy trap music which accompanies them.
In creating these characters and this narrative I also aim to illustrate a critical viewpoint on tourism in Spain, depicting tourists as chaotic, reckless, blobby characters and locals as the angry natural elements of the place. This way I hope to convey the absurd behaviours of people when they go on holiday as well as the negative attitudes of the locals in response. The primary function of my work is to entertain through humour and bright visuals, whilst also giving some insight into a social issue.
I work directly on blender, making the odd illustration on Illustrator whenever I run out of ideas or need to award my models with more expressiveness. Drawing allows me to come up with more articulate characters, which I can then translate into simple 3D shapes. I often like to include 2D drawings within the 3D scenes importing as textures onto objects.
I hope to continue to work in 3D whilst using illustration to inform and better my practice.
"My work is based around the issue of sexually transmitted diseases..." Imi Ridley
“My work is based around the issue of sexually transmitted diseases. It’s basically shock tactics of why you shouldn’t get them and a guide to how you can get them and what you can do about it.
To begin with,I felt a little bit lost but, in my third year, I found medical illustration. It’s my niche and tutors really helped me with that. The lecturers are really supportive of how diverse you want to be, and also how disgusting you want to be in my case. They didn’t judge me!
I was looking at what I wanted to do after uni, so I’m going to be doing a masters in Medical Illustration. It could potentially lead to working in hospitals etc.”
This project allowed me to gain confidence as an image maker.
The introductory studies project was the first project I undertook at degree level Illustration. Whilst I was initially nervous and unsure of my own abilities, I became increasingly more confident.
It provided me with many of the skills that I have used throughout the first year on subsequent projects.
"My final work is based around youth culture, mainly portraiture, to evoke emotive feelings." Georgina Sturge
“My final work is based around youth culture, mainly portraiture, to evoke emotive feelings.
I’ve enjoyed the whole community feel. It’s quite a small university, so I got to know everyone, and there’s always help there if you need it.
I’m hoping to become an editorial illustrator and do some freelance work. I’m putting the feelers out now, and I’ve got on editorial brief for Vice, which is pretty good! So far that’s it, but I’m working my way out there.”
A live collaborative brief for Animated Exeter, Lightstream done by myself, Kristi Minchin, Claire Edwardes, Philip Bailey, on...
Year 3 Cross-course collaboration, Internal collaboration, Live Project
Animated Exeter, Lightstream transformed a street in Exeter, Fore street, with animations, projections and lighting. Our piece was a film about local hero Artful Thomas, who lived on fore street in the 20’s. The film captured that characteristics of his character and was projected in McCoys vintage arcade on Fore Street, along with a large installation related to the films.
A selection of illustrations from my wordless narrative 'Float'.
This work is from my narrative ‘Float’ created for our ‘Wordless Narrative’ unit.
I really enjoyed this unit as it gave me a chance to experiment with narrative based illustration, while also developing my theoretical knowledge of the subject.
Paper Cinema Workshop
The Paper Cinema joined us to help us create our own paper cinema in just one day. We were pushed to the limits but had a...
Year 2 Paper cinema, workshop, one-day brief, puppets, live performance, animation
Paper Cinema Workshop
We learnt how important the depth of the camera field of vision is and how many layers you can include in the space. It was hard to determine how small/large to make the characters but we just improvised with what we had. It was also essential each puppeteer understood which direction the puppet needed to enter, move and exit the screen. We also found that movements such as panning and zooming created interesting visual aesthetics. It was great!
Salvatore Rubbino – 1 Day Brief
Salvatore asked us to use an old memory to put into sequence. Then simply drawing from only memory, we created a sequential...
Year 2 Salvatore Rubbino Workshop, one-day brief, Picture book,
Salvatore Rubbino - 1 Day Brief
I tried a few different roughs and then went for the final design in watercolour. This is not my usual way of working but this experience was excellent for me as I had to just crack on and complete the brief. I was surprised by what I had accomplished in just one day, with no background research, and had created something fun and free with some loose drawing and mark-making.
"I explore knitting as a drawing tool whilst trying to challenge stereotypes that surround the process of knit." Crystal Budd
“My work explores the versatility of knitting as a drawing tool whilst trying to challenge stereotypes that surround the process of knit.
I’m excited for the summer shows as it’s a chance to see what everyone’s been working towards for the last few months. It makes a big difference seeing work displayed in an exhibition setting as opposed to seeing small snippets here and there and watching pieces develop bit by bit.”
A Scene from the 50s
"I draw out a simple storyboard but the frames are very much dependent on what I have in terms of material — there's a lot of...
A Scene from the 50s
“I was looking at 1950s culture and I’ve always loved stories where nothing really happens. I’ve always loved the atmosphere and building a tension. It’s sort-of Mad Men inspired. The story is simple — the bloke’s coming back from work and the woman’s got her place in the home. It’s making the point that roles now are very different.
I draw out a simple storyboard but the frames are very much dependent on what I have in terms of material — there’s a lot of Ideal Home magazines from the 60s and 70s and a lot of film magazines, advertising films in the cinema from the 50s. The frames develop from what I actually have and I piece it together from what’s in front of me.
I came into it [Illustration] not having a particular style and it wasn’t until this year I made it my goal to finish having a continuity in my work that all looked like my work.”
"My work was a sequence of narratives about a dream world." Becky Strange
“My work was a sequence of narratives about a dream world. I was mixing the idea of toys alongside tower blocks, one person going through the world, and then nostalgia through the toys. It’s really surreal.
I didn’t do a Foundation year, I just went straight into Illustration. It was really nice because we always had communal tables. First year was very explorative, with lots of different workshops and talks. In second year we did an animation project, which was really fun, as well as a bit of model making. Third year was very self-orientated, and we had a lot more freedom to carve our own style.
I’m hoping to get some work experience with a puppet theatre, and start making puppets and character design. I’m also interested in graphic novels and editorial work.”
Victoria Coach Station
"I used another location of the V and A drawings and decided to create a narrative between the two locations, and create...
Victoria Coach Station
“The work I am showing here is about the coach journey when I was at Victoria coach station at 6 in the morning. I decided to do some drawings, so I spent a few hours filling my whole sketchbook. I combined and collected drawings together and screen-printed them. I used another location of the V and A drawings and decided to create a narrative between the two locations, and create something a little bit more abstract than a coach station. I heard the phrase ‘please always keep an eye on personal belongings’ and thought that was interesting and could use something of high value from the V and A as a metaphor for the belongings, something they could carry as they travel around with their luggage.
The course has helped me a lot. The three years on the BA is quite simply continually improving, and I have always had the idea of what I have wanted to do, from drawing from observation. The three years have gone very quick, constantly working on what is my interest, and the team at uni has definitely helped me improve it.
I think the best thing I have learned is to never stop drawing, keep working. Even if you have had a bad day, or you feel that your drawings are not working anymore, just carry on the day after, always keep exploring and keep inspired by everyday life.
I am very glad to be exhibiting at D&AD, as I can see that many people looking around, I could speak to some people who could be interested, create contacts. Being here makes me more confident about my work, and something that I want to carry on, if uni is over it is not the end.
In the future I would like to move to London, work on my portfolio, spend a year making as much as I can, take a class and perhaps do a masters in a year or two”
Final Major Collab
A fast-paced collaboration for my Final Major Project with fellow illustrator Marianna Madriz and commercial photography.
Year 3 Cross-course collaboration, Internal collaboration
Final Major Collab
Marianna creates some beautiful characters that we really wanted to create in 3D so combined my colourful shapely bodypieces with 3D painted versions of her drawings to do another shoot with a commercial photographer. This was an exciting collab because it shows how no matter what your practice is, you are surrounded by inspiring students that can take your practice into unexpcted territory.
The illustrations about limited spaces and human's interaction with the space.
This project is the first unit of Year 1 Illustration course. We have to choose two locations in Bournemouth and get inspiration from them.
I chose a spiral bridge near my house and the Upper Garden. The concept of this project is human’s interaction with confine spaces and isolation.
It also focuses on non-places.
The studios for illustration are so good. I spend pretty much all my days in them. From socialising to working, its one of the...
Year 1 self-initiated brief
My current brief is working on what interests us and where we could possibly want to go into after we graduate from uni. I personally am very interested with anatomy and human biology, so I have been studying just that, and I’ve set my brief to be geared towards an educational group of images for a museum or text book. This is what I have come up with so far.
A Nostalgic Holiday
"Each item probably takes a couple of days to a week [to produce], depending on the size of them. So, it's a lengthy process!"...
A Nostalgic Holiday
“All of my projects are nostalgic, so the things that make people remember a certain point in their life. This particular project was about one of the biggest things I think everyone has a memory of at some point in their life, which is going on holiday.
It’s a lot of trial and error — the suitcase, for example, took about six days to put together. I generally work with paper and card and that had to be more solid, so that had to be made out of cardboard, which is something that I’ve never used before.
For me, it’s just about the preciseness and the obsession that I have with the perfection of cutting paper and really trying to figure out how it all goes together. The fascination for me comes from the construction, so it’s about figuring out how I put it together and how it’s going to function.”
Three-day lithography workshop.
Year 3 Internal collaboration
I took part in a lithography workshop which led on to a longer collaborative mini project with one of my fellow students Luke MacMaster, really great to take what we learned in the workshop and explore it further ourselves. I will say that lithography is a very long (sometimes very frustrating) process!