Friday, 29 July 2011

MKPulse - finished!

So here is the drawing many hours later, turned out it needed alot of tweaking. But they liked it so it's going in September's Issue :D find out more about MKPulse magazine here.

MKPulse illo drawn... to be continued!

I've been looking to do some portfolio work for a while now, and thought how about seeing if local publications need an illustrator willing to work for free? The lovely people at MKPulse magazine replied and want me to produce some images inspired by Milton Keynes, and I jumped at the chance!

Here's the first one I've been working on, it's of the Theatre District which I am frequently in and around with friends so I know it quite well! I'm going to do some more of rural parts for a bit of contrast, but I do like the architectural style of this drawing. MK is full of amazing architecture and sculptural work so this style fits quite well I think. Needs a fair bit of tweaking yet so I better get to work!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

more cards!

My cards from arrived today, and I love them! Go on over to my Etsy shop as they're up there already :)

Monday, 25 July 2011

'perennial' - illustration friday

This weeks illustration friday theme 'perennial' was a perfect opportunity to do some lovely summery flowers, so here they are!

A bit gutted that I've just ordered some more cards, as this would have made a good'un I reckon. Ah well, next time :)

Sunday, 24 July 2011

freckles... finished!

My nan's birthday is fast approaching so it was high-time I finished her print! I think these colours will go well with the colour scheme in her house, I hope she likes it!

Friday, 22 July 2011

spoonflower's coffee contest

first attempt at a repeat pattern that's tiled, this one is for Spoonflower's coffee contest. Was good fun doing but a bit confusing, got there in the end though!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

retro roost!

Some very exciting news, I was contacted about a month ago and asked to join Retro Roost, a fab showcase of 99 British designers and artists... and I very happily said yes! The website goes live tomorrow (Thursday 21st July) and the preview site looks amazing! Already some lovely work on there, and there'll be more to come from a whole host of different artists. Have a look and from tomorrow buy some gorgeous British work :)

Monday, 18 July 2011

another holiday over...

... packing to return is just so depressing isn't it? Almeria is a beautiful place though, very dry and arid but some beautiful houses and scenery - including the Sierra Nevadas which you could see from our balcony! Had a lovely time, but now it's back to work.

Here's a very quick drawing I did out there, I loved the orange tiles that were on the roofs of nearly all the houses there, really pretty and very mediterranean!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

'remedy' - illustration friday

This weeks topic got me thinking about what remedies I use after a difficult day or if I'm feeling a bit naff... and really all I need is drawing, painting, crafting, reading, getting mail, sweets and lots of tea! Makes me feel better instantly. Decided to do this piece as an old apothecary cabinet where I could pick out all my remedies and pour a little bit when I need it, would be great to bottle all those things that make you feel good!

I'm off on my travels again tomorrow, south of Spain for 2 weeks, I can't wait! Im sure once I'm back there'll be a lot of updates but until then I shall say adios :D

Saturday, 2 July 2011

hello mr.magpie how's your wife and kids?

Naughty little magpie stealing all sorts of shiny goodies.

Even though they have this stigma of being bad luck I think they're very pretty birds, so this is my homage to magpies everywhere. There are HUNDREDS of superstitious sayings and gestures, where did they all come from?

Although I should have done two, one for sorrow and all...