Sunday, 22 April 2012

Hello!

Apparently my last post was in 2011, so that was a good 5 months ago.
Ive been busy at work, but i have still ben drawing.
Here's my recents. Im currently working on tattoo designs and a 1950s fashion project for  a friend.


A birthday card for my friend's 22nd.

The coloured version came a good 3 months after the original. I'm still experimenting with the colours.

A friend had asked for a new logo and branding design. As he is a musician i designed this for him :)


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I find I'm getting the majority of my references from hair magazines and fashion magazines at the moment. Some of the angles of the body are great to use!


Another birthday card design, this one for my friend Beth.

This was my sketch for my tattoo, i love dreamcatchers mainly because I find I daydream almost every 10 minutes of my day, I'll be working on something and dreaming about something else.
I'm hoping to catch some good dreams soon :)

This is what it turned out to be, i asked the artist Sini Manu, to incorporate his own design in the centre as i wanted some kind of signature of his on it.
I love it :)

And this is my self portrait, one of the first designs that i discovered the kind of style of drawing i like to do.
I'll be posting up more soon :)

Ciao for now!


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Its been a while since Ive drawn on my hand...

Perhaps looking through my old school days stuff brought back memories of classroom antics and how i would just draw on my hand and not concentrate.
I drew on my hand today, not sure of what i was doing but i kept looking at my bones and how they moved and decided to draw the skeleton over the skin.

It reminds me of those gloves that shops had a few years ago with skeleton on them.
So this was my attempt:


I also took a scan of it too. But holding my hand steady proved difficult. 



I just washed my hand but some of the ink is still inbedded in my skin... almost looks like a henna tattoo fading :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Snooper's Paradise

So i went to Brighton this weekend to visit some old friends and was taken to The Lanes and North Lanes, beautiful little shops for the vintage fanatic.
One of the shops i went into was Snoopers Paradise, over 90 stalls of second hand and vintage objects, clothes, CDs, antiques, you name it!
I came across this photo slides/negatives. And being my age i had never seen them before but talking to one of the locals there who was obviously older than me, said i could take this these slides into any photo shop and get them redeveloped.
But i love just the size of them, much cuter than regular photes!
I bought 10 at 20p each :)

Here's my selection :)

I will be visiting again for more beautiful objects!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Gift boxing

Some people know that i love to make my own cards and personalize them.
So ive been working on a gift box for someone

Im trying to find more of these mini cylinder boxes online. This one i bought from Paper Chase, it had mini colouring pencils in it, but i just liked the box!
Here's the results







I do love Paper Chase!
I also found this little gem in there:
But for £17, i didn't want to buy it. I found it much cheaper online :)

Ta Ta for now :)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Under construction website things

I've been recently been thinking about changing my website, as the one i have was just a simple one i had to do for a university project. And my style in my work has since changed.
So ive been working on a few images to incorporate into my website.
I'd like to have a website that shows my work in each page and not just in my portfolio

So this is what ive been working on:
(NB: these aren't finalised illustrations. There will be more edited to them)

My home page perhaps?

My contact page?

About me

I also added splashes of colour to it too:


I plan on working on it most of the time :)

Ciao!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Moose-tache!

So the other day i went to the garden centre, which also has a small "farm" with lots of different animals, ive been really interested in animals recently
But i had this moosetache man in my mind for a while :)

There's more animals to come :D

Tata for now!


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Lines, lines and more lines

So summer has begun, and im currently trying to find new inspirations for illustration.
My newest inspiration seems to be lines after making my University photo album filled with 200+ photos from the last 3 years :)

here's a peek:


havent quite finished it, as ive been doing other things, but here's a few of my liney drawings :D



I was getting bored of my profile picture on facebook, and didn't want to go back to my old myspace habit and take lots of emo shots, so i did a bit of self-portrait stuff :) 


I love my hands, (i know a little odd) they're small enough for an A4 piece of paper, so i started drawing all sorts of patterns, sort of henna-like. Maybe that will be my next illustration of hands :)



The new title for my blog page, my old one was a little boring, and i think needed to actually show some illustrative skills in action!

It started out as a head and became treeees