Sunday, 21 October 2012

Exciting happenings...

Hi everyone, 

Just thought I'd share a few exciting things that have been happening recently....

1. The book I am currently working on was chosen to have it's cover blown up and put on the publishers stand at the Frankfurt Bookfair, to say I was ecstatic was an understatement and it gave me the confidence boost I needed to get on with the artwork. The Publisher I am working with is The Five Mile press you can find their website Here.

2. I have been meaning to post these for a little while, the kind people at Abacus cards sent me some samples of my published cards, I was so pleased especially as they are beautifully flittered. You can buy them here. 
Trade customers only though I'm afraid.

3. Our new addition.

We have adopted a doglet called Peanut. He is a 10 month old Saluki who I think is absolutely gorgeous. I've wanted a dog for years and now I work from home we approached our landlords to see if we could and they said yes, HOORAY!
We got him from the wonderful people at Lincolnshire Greyhound Rescue and is one of the best things I have ever done.
If you would like to adopt a sight hound (they are wonderful pets and need a lot less exercise than you might think) then have a look at their website xxx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Little fairy and shrew sketch

Hello! I thought I'd post this fairy and a couple of crops of it, I'm trying to focus on faces at the minute, I want my human/fairy characters to look like I've drawn them and the style consistent, it can be difficult.. I quite liked this one x

-I heart Shrews-

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A few snippets of something secret...

Hi everyone, I haven't blogged for an age, it's been too busy, but thought I'd post a few crops of  a piece I just finished, I can't say much more really as its still under wraps.. hope you like them!


Monday, 16 July 2012

Hi lovely peeps, it's been sooo long since I've blogged, but thats for a good reason, I'm currently working on two books, one of my very own and one as a copy artist, so time has been scarce for blogging :( 

So for now, I can show you a few cards I completed for a client a little while back, they are in my cute sewn style, which I really enjoy doing, nice and crafty!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Easter Bunny in progress!

So.... he's not finished yet but I wanted to share with you guys something that I feel really happy with, my little easter bunny, he's a little late but hey ho! x

 -Close up of bunny-

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

New animal sketches

Here are a couple of new sketches from some recent projects, 
I've really enjoyed working on them, I hope you like them too.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Finished Fairy Illustration

Well, I finished the fairy image, in between working on lots of other things!I'm really please with it, I hope you like it too, I'm thinking of making some framed prints (think painted white vintage ones, minimal detail, a little beading perhaps..)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

New Home Card Design!

This is my final card design for you guys to have a look at, 
I'm quite pleased,it's drawn in a slightly simpler style than I would usually go for, but I think it works... Looking forward to
starting some more bookish spreads now.. woop! 

-New Home Card-

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Christmas Continued!

As promised, a quick look at my newest card design,
I went for 50's inspired colours (pastels) and a cute feel, 
I think I was inspired by Snow White for this one; 
woodland animals dressing the snowman,
I very much enjoyed it!

Monday, 23 January 2012

A couple of cards

Hey Guys, just thought I'd share some sweet little baby cards I've been working on, on to Christmas next! Weird!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Happy (Belated) New Year everybody...

This blog post is going to be slightly longer than my usual brief post and a picture, I wanted to share some exciting news and that's that I am now a fully fledged illustrator on the wonderful Bright Agency's books, yay! They are a lovely agent to work for and so far have given me some really useful advice.
 I am currently working on some new cards for a show at the NEC, so am busy busy, and am awaiting info on two current projects I've been 'trying out' for... so stay posted.

A while ago I posted the Pencil of this Fairy illustration, and thought I would show you it part coloured up, it's getting there and will be a lovely piece for my portfolio, I hope you enjoy...

-Fairy Illustration in progress-