Friday, 23 December 2011

Joyeux Noel!

I created this card in remembrance of a little pigeon that I rescued this year, and the poor fella never made it, So this is his little homage.. he had a broken wing and a bald head but he was still gorgeous! RIP Pigee xxx

Monday, 31 October 2011

Wistful fairy

Happy Halloween y'all!!!
I was really pleased with how this fairy turned out,
especially her face, she looks thoughtful and hopefully
ethereal, I really enjoyed drawing her and fingers crossed
I will be drawing lots more, only time will tell! 

-Fairy with Bramble Blossom detail-

Monday, 17 October 2011


Here are a couple of crops of something I worked on
last week, fingers crossed for good news... x

-Mouse with bell-

- Fairy Girl -

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

New arrival!

A new baby card for my illustration portfolio.
I was really pleased with how this one turned out X

Monday, 26 September 2011

Little Red Riding Hood

Good Afternoon peeps, thought I would post my most recent piece that I have been working on for my portfolio.
 I'm really pleased how it's turned out, I don't think I've ever drawn, or coloured for that matter, something as complex as this before. It was definitely a labour of love, anywho, here it is!
Until next time... 

and a few of my favourite little bits..

(trying to tell Red to go back!)

-Red Squirrels-
(snoozing and spying)


-Cosy mouse house-

Friday, 26 August 2011

Introducing Florence!

Hey peeps! I haven't posted in a little while, 
but that's kinda a good thing as I've been super busy!
Thought I would post this character that I've been working on, she's a little bunny/girl, and she's just got a new little baby brother, which is making her feel a little jealous, out of place, but not to fear I think it will all work out in the end..
More of Florence coming soon xXx

-Florence and her baby brother-

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Sweet baby elephants!

I made these Elephant cards by stitching some felt together,
I find drawing through sewing so therapeutic (almost meditative) and it's nice to see it in a final form too (on a card).
I'm thinking I might carry this series on with baby giraffes, sloths anything I find cute basically! I hope you enjoy :)

Baby Girl

Baby Boy

with glitter....

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Three, is the magic number

Howdy boys and girls! I keep desperately trying to write and finish this spread for my griffin story, but things keep getting in the way (not that I'm complaining about design work, I'm so grateful!) 
So... I thought I'd put up some stuff (some finished, some not)
for your eyes to pour over already..

-Big Griffin pic-

-Close up of Squirrels-

-Finished Fleurs-

Friday, 15 July 2011

Buds and Blooms

Hello Lovely blog gazers, I'm feeling a little fragile today as it was my boyfriends 30th Birthday yesterday, it was a wonderful day and for his present I booked us a night in a beautiful gypsy caravan near Glastonbury, I can't wait! 

My wonderful Aunt also made a great cake, which I will have to show in my next post, when I upload the piccies..

Recently I've been working in a studio in Gloucester.
They are a large greeting company, called the Great British Card Company. I showed them some of my work a while ago and they let me have a little desk to work at... so nice to get out of my room! 

Here are some botanical sketches I've been working on

and a sleepy bunny too...

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Mash up

Hello Hello, this weekend I've been working on story book stuff, but wanted to change the background of my twitter account as it was looking a bit rubbishy, anyway, here it is!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Roughed Up!

Sorry it's been a while since I last blogged, I've been doing a fair bit of design work, but here are a few unfinished pieces which I'm enjoying at the moment.

-Griffin character sketch (unfinished)-

-Close up-

These are some new card ideas, can't say much more than that,
I really like the little boy playing with his train set and am definitely going to work it up.


-New Baby Girl-

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

New Character

This is a little sketch that I started yesterday, 
I have a story that I'm trying to develop and this little
girl popped into my head, the glasses are quite rudimentary, roughly added on in photoshop so need to resketch them, infact I'm not sure if I like them, so will post a pic without too...

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

broom brooom!

New Rabbit card, all coloured up! 
I like the retro feel about this one.

Monday, 9 May 2011

rabbiting on

This is a little sneak preview of the next card design I'm working on, I'm just about to start colouring it up, I love this car and wouldn't mind at all being driven about in it by mr. bunny!

more card ideas

Hello one and all, just another short post, two more cards that I've been working on for the last week and a bit, I hope you like them, I quite enjoy the simplicity of the second one...

over and out.

Thursday, 28 April 2011


This is one of a series cards that I'm working on for my 
portfolio and an upcoming show. I really like designing cards as 
I can never find exactly the one I want in the shops and this is
a satisfying way of rectifying that, I hope people have the same taste as me, I'm worried it's all gone a bit saccharine and twee but to be honest, sometimes that's what I want! teehee x Enjoy!

Mouse Card 1.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Lickety Split!

I started on a new picture today,  well it consisted of sketching out a few ideas and collecting reference from the internet, I decided I wanted to illustrate the age old favourite 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat' (Edward Lear is one of my fave authors and one of my most treasured possessions is a copy of his 'Book of Nonsense', I researched images by illustrators and felt inspired to do my own interpretation, that and the fact that I'm desperate to draw an owl, and the sea and a cute kitty!

I was just doing some super quick scribbles, when I actually quite liked one of them, I think it was because I didn't feel ready to start labouring away on the intensely detailed version, so I decided to do a quick colour of the scribble... anywho, here tis;

...and the sketch book page it came from

Monday, 28 March 2011

Snowy Griffin and girl

Hello hello on this wondrously sunny spring afternoon! I have been busy getting this last picture ready for the folks at Advocate to take to Bologne today,  I think it came out o.k! Well I like it anyway, I think I prefer the cropped version which I have messed about with the hues, I think it looks a bit softer with a bit more  yellow in it, anywho, here are both versions... make up your own mind! Right I best get going, I have a book to design, eek! 
Over and out XxX

-Snowy griffin crop-

-Snowy Griffin- (whole-illustration)

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Life aquatic

Hello! this post is my latest illustration, I had real fun doing it, apart from the slight queasiness I got from looking at too many reference pictures of warty toads, I had to start renaming photoshop layers from 'left hand toad warts' to 'left hand toad spots', as it was all getting a bit grim! Anywho, I hope you enjoy it.... Much Love! Jessica

-Thumbelina with toads (and trout)-

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Something old, something new

Bonjour! I have finished colouring up my last post and I hope you like it.. I also thought I would post two other illustrations which aren't so new but thought they would be worth sharing; anywho.. yer tiz' (as the forest folk around here would say)

-Thumbelina in the Burrow- 

-Website opening page idea-

-BIG hug card-

Was feeling in need of a hug so came up with this!
Drawn whilst I was on the train to Hereford to visit 
my boyfriend, I was living in London at the time.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Going underground

Hello peeps, Since my last post I have been busy sketching away on this underground scene, it's again, roughly based on Thumbelina. I'm about to colour it up but thought I'd show it to you in it's raw form first,  kinda like the before and after, I hope you like it!!!! xxx

-Thumbelina in the burrow-
(with Red Breasted Flycatcher)

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Latest Picture

This is the first one of four illustrations to strengthen my portfolio for Advocate, keep your eyes peeled for the next one y'all!


And now to begin...

Wow, this is interesting, welcome to my blog! For those who don't know me, I'm a new-ish illustrator, I have an agent, weird! 
This place, for the majority of the time going to be a sounding board for new illustration ideas and finished projects,  
how very exciting..

-White Rabbit-

-Supping Mouse-

-Caterpillar Vignettes-