In me, my work on March 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm
I drew this a little while ago for the wonderful Betty Magazine, they didnt ask for it or anyhting, i just geeked out reading the publication and could not control the urge to draw the lovely images.I just thought i would share them here.
hope you like
and here is what the cover looked like in the flesh
also i am going to Amsterdam tomorrow! yippee. i will try to take some photos whilst i am away, but i am pretty rubbish at taking photos so i wont promise anything
In my work on March 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm
As well as baking and eating yummy things i have also been kinda overhauling my drawing. I seemed to be flailing some what in the past few months, swaying between various mediums and to some degree styles.
I just really needed to find what i LOVED about drawing and what made made me compelled to come home from a long day designing xmas decorations at work and then sit down and draw my own work.
Here we have one of those new drawings, she is a musician…. tell me what you think world!
LET IT RIP….
In childrens book, me on April 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm
I feel a bit like running away to hide in a tree.
I have been doing a spot of running recently and also trying to learn to stay on a skateboard- its fun, and its good for trying to lure myself in to being brave and fearless as at the moment i spend 90% of my time in a slight state of anxiety. I have conjured an alter ego called “coco” (as in my name is CaliCO- so COCO)
Coco is brave, Coco makes me get on a skateboard and send emails to agents and stuff that makes me feel afraid.
any way i hope you like my picture
In me on February 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm
I have contributed to Amelia’s magazine, this week. how exciting? if you would like to see this image i created for an interview with the band I like Trains, then have a look here if you like.
In digital image, my work on January 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm
please have a peep at my etsy store, i am listing some new illustrations.
In childrens book, sketchbook on January 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm
This is a little bit of an experiment in gouache, its preparation for a commision that i have spent way too long planning and worrying about so i hope the recipient will over look the time its taken me to actually begin. I have just not felt like painting or drawing in the past few months, which will also account for my complete lack of blogging too.
i suppose it is all to be expected, when you finish uni it is all very exciting and you feel ready to crack open the oyster and draw nice images and maybe make a buck or two, but then you go from working constantly to working less and less and then …. i dont know i guess one begins to lose one’s nerve. or maybe it is just me, and the silly thing is i have been working in a design studio, i got the job straight from uni, so i was a lucky one, but it is still somewhat… difficult. perhaps being around talented designers all day makes me feel that i have so much left to learn,but just recently i have felt the turn around begin to set it- i feel happy when i am drawing and relaxed and it has been so great as now i can not stop drawing again, i just hope some nice new images come out of it.
any way, enough of that. i am excited about: the black swan at the barbican on friday .
In childrens book, Uncategorized on January 15, 2011 at 10:28 am
I have been working on ways to interpret one of the stories i wrote at university. The story of the greedy fisherman is one which i think has potential as a fable for little readers and so i am trying to re work the images to make them more friendly and sweet and soft.
so i have tried to interpret it in watercolour- which i like, it is very delicate and quick to work with.
and also in illustrator, which is VERY quick and satisfying. everything has such a lovely clean finish to it, which can put some people off i huess. but hopefully the textures are helping to make it less “vector”
i am also working on some gouche painting for a commision- i love how gouche makes colours so nice and smoooooth.
off to broadway market in a bit so maybe i just have time to paint before i leave.
also i am on twitter now so please follow me. i am trying to get the hang of it.
In me, my work on June 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm
our university has been working with some literature from Tony Benn, the lovely politician, to create some images in response to his recent book “letters to my grandchilden”
this is my image which is responding to his final letter which discusses the end of life and the treatment of the older generation. He treated the notion of coming to terms with death in a very unusual positive and charming way
In childrens book, graphic novel, my work, sketchbook, Uncategorized on May 26, 2010 at 7:28 am
yikes, today is the day i hand in all my work for assessment for my whole degree! wish me luck.
i hope i have done enough, it seems so weird that all my work fits in to a few bags and cases.