Saturday, 9 December 2017
Saturday, 25 November 2017
This is part of my new black and white OrCATstra series.
Saturday, 4 November 2017
This is sort of an Illustration Friday, sort of a vent. My mother was diagnosed with Superficial Siderosis, and this is kind of a coping illustration. Not really very scientific, but this is how I see my mother's memories- like a rose hidden in thorns. Difficult to get to.
The human body is a very fragile thing, just the slightest imbalance or foreign object can cause it to malfunction, and it's scary.
Friday, 19 May 2017
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
I've also been designing more country themed patterns (& other designs), I will be opening up a shop on a country themed website set up my Mia Woodford, called 'By a Country Mile.'
Friday, 24 March 2017
These are some sample snails from my children's stationery set. I thought that these would be perfect for this/ last week's Illustration Friday topic. It was a slightly quirky idea that I came up with in order to pitch to a Japanese sticker company that I had come across when we went to Japan last month (but unfortunately they have all their designs designed in house).
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Recently I've been thinking of creating some sticker/ washi tape packages to licence out, and this is my latest realisation- Snail Race. I originally thought that I'd like to licence it out to a Japanese company that I came across in Tokyo, but so many many companies have their own in house designers, and it's tricky enough to find one that's the right fit.
Either way, I have a lot of stuff to get out there, so I'll just keep on plodding on!
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Another thing that I needed to get done was this- it's a rose and thistle buttonhole illustration; I'm getting married in a week and a bit, and these are going to go on my wedding favour bags. I feel that I may have gone a little crazy with the ink, but I am rather happy with how it's turned out.
It feels as though it's officially 2017 now! Hurrah! I really love the Chinese Zodiac- it's definitely one of the more culturally romantic aspects of Chinese culture. Roosters, especially, have such vibrant colours- I couldn't resist! This year I'm going to try to procrastinate less, and get everything done!
Friday, 6 January 2017
I designed this for a Prince's Trust retail brief. I don't have any expectation of winning, but it did get me focused on completing another project throughout the end of December and the very start of January. The butterflies were originally graphite pencil sketches that I then took into Photoshop, and did my thing with colouring them in. What frustrates me about this is that it always takes much MUCH longer than you'd expect. Even after doing an illustration degree I don't expect it to take as long as it does. I guess that all I can hope for is that it pays off!
Some work for the sketchbook part of my website, and also some commissions that I'm undertaking. I created the top illustration of Gwendoline, my mother's cat for my sister's Christmas present. I am also making commission slots available here.
My aim is to create a series of them. Originally the thought behind this was 'what if cats could busk?'