Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Ode to Forgotten Photographs



Also, how cute is this postcard!?



'Meh' Work

Seeing as I'm posting up my favourite work, it seems only fair that I post up the developement work I'm not so keen on too...


Recently I bumped into a friend in a coffee shop, and he had with him a massive pack of felt-tips! Not wanting to be left out, I decided to join in on the felt-tip fun. I've never used them before...therefore this was the result...
Incase you couldn't tell, it's the back of a man in an awesome jumper.


A sketch I did on the train to London...


And some elderly folk blocking the path in Dorchester.

This is Dorchester town center on a busy Tuesday afternoon. Exciting, isn't it?



Friday, 21 October 2011

Catch-up

So recently my life has mostly revolved around sorting out my old room, catching up with old friends and job-hunting, but now everything's settled down a little I can start concentrating on my illustration again.


Firstly... a couple of weeks ago Harriet Alana sent me her zine, Brash. I mentioned her in my review of the Girl+Zines show, you should definately check her stuff out!


I also finally got around to finishing my 'Teenage Crush' zine, which is really just a collection of pretty famous people I liked as a teenager...


Also, my dad's rented out a room for his therapy practice, but it's mine to use as a studio for 3 or 4 days a week which is pretty lush! It's right in the middle of Dorchester with a swanky chair, massive desk, tea-making facilities and with a lovely rooftop view...all I need!


Sunday, 2 October 2011

Teenage Crush

Gerard Way and Pete Doherty. For my new project on people I fancied as a teenager. I know, so deep...
Finished zine coming soon!




Friday, 30 September 2011

New starts and various Brody's...

This week has been ridiculously busy what with moving back to Dorset, job-hunting, sorting out my room for the first time in about 10 years and trying to get used to life back in the country.
I'm going to miss London so much. Too much. I'll miss the independence, my friends, the transport, the food, the architecture etc etc... but dwindling funds and the fact that I don't want to get a 60hr a week job to barely scrape by a living means that moving back home is the more sensible option. Besides, I'm quite looking forward to concentrating more on my 'illustration career', reconnecting with old friends and attempting to get used to a quieter pace of life!

Anyway enough of ranting. Besides everything I've just mentioned, I've also spent the last week attempting to finish a little project I've been working on. Here's a little taster! Two Brody's, of the Dalle and Adam variety. A massive pleasure to draw...


Monday, 12 September 2011

Figures

Figures for a private counselling service. Ordinary people getting on with their lives.





Thursday, 8 September 2011

Craft Trail

Gonna be helping out at the Craft Trail at the Thames Festival this weekend. You should definately check it out!

 

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Cake-pops and pens

I love exciting post, so I was thrilled to recieve these today made by the lovely Emma Greensmith. So cute!



Trying to reacquaint myself with pens as I've been pretty much exclusively using paints for the last few months.



The dodgy Spike and Draco Malfoy portraits are part of a new project. More info to be revealed soon! Also, I'm aware of the terrible camera skills. I'm staying in London for a few weeks with no scanner...

Friday, 2 September 2011

Kiwi

Found this floating around my old portfolio. I've had him for a few months. A little experiment combining Elvis and Kiwi birds, as inspired by my sister's two favourite things at the time...

He'll be on sale alongside my illustrations and old clothes at the Hackney Wick Flea Market this Sunday, not to mention the other artists/bakers/DJ's/vintage sellers there... 
Come take a look, it should be a good day!

Girls + Zines at Tatty Devine

So I managed to catch Girls + Zines at Tatty Devine before it ended! It was awesome to see my own zines on display among such an amazing and varied collection. If you missed it, all zines will be on archive at the The Women's Library for your viewing pleasure...


These were some of my favourites... (click on the artist names to go to their websites)


Cooking With Christ by Chloe Greenfield
A compilation of yummy Bible inspired recipes accompanied by her own illustrations. I thought the 'choco-virgins' looked particularly scrummy...

I loved the illustrations in 'Tomboy' by Eleni Kalorkoti

As an avid John Hughes fan, I couldn't help but fall in love with this celebration of his films: 'If You Were Here' by Victoria

 'Discover. Draw. Display' by Maya Alvarado is a collection of beautifully illustrated everyday objects.

With my unfulfilled dream of being a skateboarder (I fell off the one and only time I ever attempted it), I loved 'Brash' by Alana, an eclectic collection of illustrations, photographs and interviews celebrating girls who skateboard.
  
'A Life Less Ordinary' by Chloe Cook is a beautifully illustrated collection of portraits of decievingly mundane looking people who've led extraordinary lives.


'the friends that I skate with & run joke with' by Nina Manandhar was a gorgeous collection of black and white photographs documenting the day of a group of friends in London.

And finally, I'd be a bad friend if I didn't mention Sheeta Li's illustrated celebration of Johnathan Creek, bound together into a beautiful concertina...

And Isobel Kho's humourous illustrated anthology of the TV shows we all love to hate (yet still end up watching) in 'Guilty Pleasure Television'.

A big thanks to Barbara Ryan for creating/curating the exhibition!

And on a side note, I stumbled across Gosh on my travels...a newly opened shop on the corner of Berwick Street.


It's a treasure-trove of all the comics/graphic novels/zines you could ever imagine. If you're ever around Soho, you should definately check it out!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Westminster Illustration 2011

So a little belated, but I'd thought I'd share some of the treats I picked up from our degree show earlier on in the Summer.
(Excuse the dodgy paperweights, this is what happens when you're between homes and your posters are all rolled up for weeks on end!)


Firstly, this beautiful A1 screenprinted poster by Sam Hawkins detailing his very own 'A-Z of Illustration':


This atmospheric painting by Sarah Kirk printed onto a postcard:


And an excerpt taken from Isobel Kho's epic shoe collection, printed onto a postcard:


And I found this A1 screenprinted beauty by Tom Baxter, who is actually a graduate from 2010. But it's gorgeous so I thought I'd share!


Monday, 1 August 2011

Girls + Zines

From the 3rd of August, my Soho zine and Date zine will be in the Tatty Devine boutique in Brick Lane as part of 'Girls + Zines', an exhibition showcasing...well...zines made by girls! 
The private view is on Wednesday the 3rd from 6-9pm and the show goes on for a month. Unfortunatley I won't be able to attend on Wednesday as I'm stuck in Dorset this week, but you should definately go check it out!


Quite looking forward to see what everyone else has come up with too!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Finished zines

Finally finished my 'Things Not to Say On a Lesbian Date' zine, unfortunately all based on true quotes said by my friends! I also  re-did my 'Soho' zine; took out the quotes and changed some of the pictures. I sent them off last week and I'll put more info up about the showcase soon!