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Fan art for Betty Magazine

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

the musician

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….

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?

ginger tea french music and watercolours

In childrens book, digital image, my work, tea on February 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

yup folks, thats what my weekend has begun with. i have a bit of a sniffly sore throat cold, nothing too severe just horrid and gross, and its raining outside so i think i shall stay cooped up drinking medicinal ginger tea- which i dont really dig, and painting stuff a little like this lady who i have been working on recently.

i really love watercolours. they feel so nice and sensitive, but not sure if the overall effect is that succesful, i must persevere.

well i will carry on listening to this  chap yves montand until later tonight when i am sure that i will not be too sad if i am too ill to go out because boadwalk empire will be on 🙂

shop till you drop

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.

 

 

Its a Marshmallow world for me

In me, my work on July 30, 2010 at 8:55 pm

HOORAY good readers i come bearing glad tidings- i have got a job as an apprentice designer for a lovely lovely company who make christmas and easter decorations, so i think i am going to be festive all year round

If you too would like some good cheer i suggest you listen to Darlene Love and mull up a wine or cider!

a very merry un-christmas to you!

a new image

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

the end is now

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.

sneak peek one

In childrens book, my work, Uncategorized on May 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm

So here are a few sneaky peeks at my Helga book, there are two more to come.

stay tuned

enjoy the lovely sunshine