Friday, 28 November 2014

Turkey Leftovers

Well it's been a few weeks now since my MA show finished and I've been keeping very busy... I've been back into uni to chat to degree students about their projects and I also did a talk at Barnsley College - 10 years after leaving - that was a lovely experience!

I've been brainstorming some ideas and planning pages for some new portfolio work but was struggling to get going on the actual drawings, feeling slightly rusty after not doing as much drawing the last few weeks. So I looked to see what the theme was on Daily Doodle... I got rather into this warm up exercise and I've exercised my odd brain as well as my right hand. Hooray!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

MA show starts!

I thought I'd share a few pictures from some of my MA work. I have written and illustrated a book called Put Your Feet Up. The show starts tomorrow and I am one very exhausted lady right now! So I will share just a few, go get in my pyjamas, eat something... and will post more about the work I've been doing very very soon.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Not a very scary dinosaur

It's only a quick simple one but I drew a little dinosaur for Daily__doodle on twitter - the word was 'dinosaur' for the late Richard Attenborough. I realised as I went to start drawing I don't remember actually drawing a dinosaur before... right girly girl me!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Daily Doodle - Veruca Salt

Yesterday I discovered Daily_doodle on twitter - they tweet daily something to illustrate and share what people have drawn. How exciting! So this is my first go:

You can find my twitter here, do please follow me!

Monday, 18 August 2014

trying to find a balance

This only really captures a small amount of what I've been up to lately. In the last year I've become a homeowner, gardener (learning), swimmer (recreational) and part time very healthy eater. As well as the things I was already - greetings card designer, MA student, Auntie, sister, daughter, daydreamer. Busy but fun!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Book sneaky peek

I haven't really posted much of the book I've been working on for my MA, so there's lots to come yet... Here's a couple of pictures I've shared on my facebook and twitter today.

Monday, 23 June 2014

New designs in Waitrose!

Oh dear, my poor little blog has been so deserted lately... I should draw a tumbleweed :( It's not because I've been doing nothing though.. it's the opposite. I will back this up with visual evidence as soon as I can.

In the meantime... these are a couple of my designs I illustrated at Hallmark for Waitrose. They have come into store recently and I've just received the samples. Hooray!!!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Printing in the garden

The other day was the first hot sunny day I've been in my new house and free to bond with my garden (I didn't have a garden for 5 years before this!)... So I did some printing! I've got some ideas in mind for how I'll use the textures... will post back soon to show how I get on!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Dr Sketchy Sheffield

Here are some of my drawings from Saturday's Dr Sketchy in Sheffield - tattoo special! I used to go life drawing a lot but since I've had a mega busy couple of years with work/studying/general life I hadn't been for a while! Felt lovely to do some again :)

Friday, 21 February 2014

A dog and a bone

Thought I'd finally put up some little scenes I've been working on for my children's book portfolio. It's just a small project - a story in three pictures - to see what feedback I get from my agent.
I've drawn by hand and then coloured digitally, using scanned textures I've either painted/scribbled/made/found etc! I've sent them off to my agent so will wait to see what I hear, eek!