Thursday, 22 January 2015

Red Rose Illustration


After a long hiatus I am back to drawing again! It's been a difficult few months; I've moved house again, and had two part time jobs. But now my schedule has calmed down and I have a routine in place, which means I can get back to work!

I have drawn a simple rose that I am going to use for my Zazzle store, and for motifs on a few different Valentine card designs.

January 2015. Coloured Pencil on Paper.

This was a nice piece to easy myself back into drawing again, and get reacquainted with my scanner and editing software, Now I'm just looking forward to having a play around with it and seeing what I can do! 

I post regularly on Instagram with what I am upto and Facebook, both links are on the sidebar. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

GIFT IDEA MONDAY - Biscuit Themed Cushions

So that time of year is approaching again... yes, Christmas! Do you have a friend or a loved one who adores their biscuits? Loves to bake? The biscuit illustrations I made a few months ago are availiable on a range of cushions that would look great in any room!

This lumbar throw cushion features my chocolate bourbon biscuit illustration fully across the cushion to recreate the biscuit in cushion form!

This throw cushion features my Jammie Dodger Illustration on a background of blue. The colour scheme of beige, red and blue gives this cushion a vintage / kitsch feel. 

This cute throw cushion features a larger pattern of my jammie dodger illustration on a background of neutral white.

This cushion features the yellow and pink party ring biscuit on a background of pastel lavender.
This funky and vibrant throw cushion feature my yellow and pink party ring illustration on a background of pale blue. The colour scheme lends itself to a kitsch kitchen. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Stop Motion Video: The Making of the 'Infinity' Illustration

Here's a little stop motion video I put together that roughly shows the process and stages that I go through when colouring my work. I used pastel, pencil and paint all together in my work. I usually use the pastel for a base, the pencil for the detailed shading and the paint for the highlights.

I hope you enjoyed this little video and if I get a good response I'll make another for my next illustration! I know it skips quite a few steps, and next time I am going to take more photographs so it will be more indepth! 

'Infinity': New finished Illustration

So here is the illustration that I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. I decided to go with a space/galaxy theme as I am really drawn to the colours and wanted to create an unearthly ethereal piece.

I went with ombre pink and mint green hair. Pastel hair will always be a hair envy for me as I know my hair would never stand the constant bleaching. So I will have to cope with that by allowing my girls it and revel in all their pastel shade glory. I also added a few pink freckles in there (because who doesn't have a weakness for freckles?!).

For this piece I also took pictures throughout the whole colouring process so that you can see how I approach my illustration process. The link will be HERE when I have uploaded the video.

This illustration will also be on my Society6, where you will be able to purchase prints, mugs, cushions etc. The link is HERE.

Monday, 18 August 2014

New Illustration WIP: Stars, Galaxys, Nebulas

I'm working on a new piece of work this week, one that has been on my mind for a while. The theme is space and I am inspired by the beautiful nebula clouds images that you see of space. Here's a sneaky work in progress shot:

I have also gone back to my enlarged heads/doll like features for this one. Whilst I've enjoyed doing more realistic proportions for the Disney fanart, I want to go back to drawing my big-eyed beauties.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Disney Themed Illustration: Snow White

She's finished! Here's the next illustration in the Disney series. I chose to draw Snow White as she has such a classic look and I was looking forward to seeing how far I could take her look but still make her recognisable as Disney's Snow White.

I also experimented with a new hair technique in this one where I block coloured her black bob, and I really love the stark look. This makes me want to experiment with ink in my drawings in the future!

The original Snow White illustration should be up on Etsy within the week,  just have to wait for good weather to photograph her. 

Friday, 1 August 2014

Floral Monogrammed Cushions on Zazzle

From my vintage peony floral series I have made a range of customisable monogram cushions. So far these have been doing well and I thought I would spread the word. These floral monogram cushions would make great personalised gifts or buy a few to spell out your favourite words on your bed or sofa!