My Neighbours Are… (UPDATED!)
Hi again! I’ve been working hard to create an second attempt at this double page spread using a different technique.
Let me know what you think, which one is better?
I personally prefer this one although I have lost some of the painterly detail from the previous painting.
My Neighbours Are…
I woke up at 3am on Saturday with an idea for a board book for babies/very small children about hearing (or not hearing) your neighbours and imagining what they are like!
I’m having a slight dilema with my illustration process at the moment as I want really tight clean lines, but painterly textures as well…i’m struggling to achieve both! So i’m still very much experimenting which means sadly i’m not really proud of any final work lately.
I think good ideas for stories + characters have come lately, but not necessarily good end products.
Any advice from other artists/illustrators would always be fab, would love to know what you do to achieve your best work!
I need to sort this out before my meeting in London in two weeks, need to snazz up my portfolio! EEEK!
I am currently working on a dummy book called “seeds” about a girl who Peony who receives a packet of seeds for her birthday, unleashing a sunflower bigger than her house!
Here is a rough colour painting I created for a potential interest. Composed, Drew, and painted in less than a day!
The Secret Life Of Cats, Available Now!
My first zine The Secret Life Of Cats is officially finished and up for sale via Etsy. I am also selling greetings cards with illustrations taken from the zine.
Please take a look and tell anyone who you think would be interested!
The Level Collective
T-shirt design for up and coming fashion website The Level Collective. I wanted to create something true to me but also fits the brief while pushing the boundaries of what young people will wear. Would you wear this?
Will let you know any further details soon.
What A Week!
This has been such a busy week, tiring but brilliant at the same time!
On Thursday morning I graduated from University with a BA(Hons) In Illustration. Was brilliant to spend time with my family and to see and support friends again through a positive day.
I was also invited to Colin West’s house with several other Children’s book illustrators working in the industry. It was a brilliant time as I got to meet some of my childhood heroes such as Colin and Jane Hissey. It was also great seeing illustrators again that I know quite well and love by now :)
Everyone brought portfolios or rough works of what they are currently working on, while we also looked at Colin’s fantastic library with so many beautiful books in which he very kindly gave to us all as presents!
It’s been a brilliant week as I’ve celebrated the past three years hard work/achievements with fantastic people and have also celebrated my future as an illustrator with even more fantastic people! A very insightful and inspiring week.
Front Cover - The Secret Life Of Cats
Front cover of the nearly finished zine, stay tuned. Shall be available very soon!
Teapot Cat - “The Secret Lives of Cats”
Here’s another sneak peek page of my first ever zine that i’m creating about what our four legged fluffballs really get up to when we’re not around!
When completed will be selling the zine for £3 each.
Ever since i’ve moved back home from University I can’t stop drawing cats, I wonder why!
Meet art director Boris.
Free Worldwide Shipping Until Sunday! (25th August 2013)
Grab yourself an illustrated bargain while you can, everything is amazing quality. You can buy prints, greetings cards, t-shirts, phone cases and much more!
I always love to see what you buy, so please send me a photo :)