Archive for the ‘cute stuff’ Category

more sketchbooking

In childrens book, cute stuff, me, my work, sketchbook on November 16, 2011 at 8:53 am

yet more little drawings from last night sketchbook times. I seem to go through these manic phases of drawing but  not actually achieving anything- does any one else get this?

I tell myself these drawings will work their way in to an actual finished idea at some point, this makes me feel a bit better.


drawing at Columbia Road

In childrens book, cute stuff, my work on October 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I had a most delightful day drawing yesterday with the lovely Esther Mcmanus

We went to Columbia Road Flower Market, we sipped yummy warm beverages and draw in the chilly sunshine

I am really relishing drawing with pencils and paint and felt tips. I spend all day glued to my wacom and so it makes my personal work feel much more diffreniated from my day job when i draw with actual real life media.

A few weeks ago when it was still super hot and sunny I went to Kew Gardens, and also did a wee bit of drawing

And lastly, a little image of a character i am working on.

I hope you like her? what do you think?

some new work

In childrens book, cute stuff, me on May 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I wonder if you can guess who these characters are? i hope despite the lack of porridge so far it will be clear what story i am trying to tell.

I had a really nice chat with a lady who knows all about children’s book publishing lately and it really helped to focus what drawings i want (and need to do) if i want to approach children’s book publishers.

I am enjoying the new imagery and just making an effort to make my characters younger looking.

I hope it is working?

love is in the air

In cute stuff, digital image, me, typography on February 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

a valentine card i have been working on.


i have been a busy bumble bee lately, working full time designing fairies and trying my best to do work outside of that, to build up the folio. this card idea is for a new little project which i hope will lead to more fun things.

brush your hair one hundered times before bed time

In childrens book, cute stuff, me on July 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm

this is something i drew today whilst listening to David Copperfield on the old bbc iplayer. about five hours of Dickens has made me feel a little …odd. i am experimenting with vector images, i am not sure if they are for me, i certainly like them, i have been trying to create a goauche version and vector version of things i draw in my sketchbook- just to try out the best ways to get images finished. I must also apologise for the lack of blogging, I promise i have not been slacking, i am working hard to find a job in London so that i might be able to move in with my Mister sooner rather than later. eeep it is a tough task. but i will keep working.

something i am working on

In cute stuff, domestic, me on July 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm

this happy loving couple is what i have been working on in between being at my day job and sobbing at how much i miss being at uni. it is commission for a printers in Bath and i think it will need some type and background but the love birds will be the main attraction i suppose.

attack of the giant ice cream cone

In cute stuff, me on June 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm

excuse my chubby grin- my excitement could not be contained though when i saw this:it was alllmost as exciting as when my four year old brother tried to make me laugh by presenting me with this:yep thats a naked Malfi wearing pyjamamas- so not so naked!

okay folks, one more thing- do not forget that dont be sad is on friday night in Stokes croft in Bristol at the Here shop.

D is for disco, P is for pug

In cute stuff, my dog, Uncategorized on May 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Howwww awesome is this picture? i feel i need to own this book which claims it has “fashions for all”??? , i certainly think my little dog would like to wear this get up- it has so much more character than his american apparel tee shirts i make him wear that make him look like a fat body builder

haha my poor dog is very funny looking.

okay back to work, just got my portfolio to finish now and a bit of hardback book binding before next wednesday’s big hand in. And while i am doing my portfolio i shall listen to some lovely disco by Moscow which is very nice and relaxing to listen to, and has a very nice artwork on the vinyl designed by a certain Mr Lackmaker, my talented¬† fella who is far more clever than i. Sometimes.


In childrens book, comic, cute stuff, digital image, graphic novel, my work, printmaking, Uncategorized on May 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Well yesterday i handed my last picture book files in to the printers so hopefully by the end of the week i will have the paper printed so i can make some lovely hardback versions of the lonely gardener and the greedy fisherman AND i will have some paperback versions of Helga, and the gardener and the fisherman!! fingers crossed the lovely printers will get be able to understand my silly description of what i want and i HOPE HOPE HOPE i dd all the files correctly as it was a bit of a rush to hand it in!

but the end of uni is in sight…. and i cant wait to draw in the real world!!!

the patient fisherman

In childrens book, comic, cute stuff, digital image, graphic novel, me, my work, Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm

this is from the story i am working on crazily to try to finish before my assesment at uni- it was inspired by this on vbs about a big trash island floating far far from civilisation. its really horrible cos it’s like an impossible thing to clean up and sort out, that is why this fisherman is patient cos he sets about trying to sort the mess out! bless him! good luck fisherman cos we have messed up the sea! more can be seen on my flikr account.

over and out!