Monday, May 21, 2012

Fashion Story two

 

This one is based on pastels and all the girls with candyfloss coloured hair that I secretly stalk on tumblr-I wish I had the balls to do it.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fashion Story part one



I'm slowly getting into the rhythm of working at home and having to (gasp!) structure my days. I've decided to take few months to do a major overhaul on my portfolio/build a website etc by tackling a different area every two-three weeks.

At the moment I'm in the processing of updating my black and white children's portfolio (more on that later) but every so often I'll take a break and do something different.

This is the first in a series of self contained 'fashion story' vignettes based on Crop tops!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Oh Comely Issue 10










So issue 10 of Oh Comely is now out and occupying shelf space in a bookshop near you! The illustration feature this time around focuses on fanart which was a joy to commission and includes some great artists such as Maike Plenzke and Caitlin Shearer. There are also beautiful illustrations from two current favourites Kaye Blegvad and Eleni Kalorkoti.

This time around I illustrated an article on Regional Textiles (and brushed up on my appalling knowledge of UK geography while I was at it) I tend to rely on my pen when it comes to linework so tried sticking to the paintbrush for this one - look! No lines!

There's also a recipe feature on how to make your own condiments, an interview with Andrew Bird and much more greatness inside!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Eight left feet





None of the above will bring forth the ladies.....this one might though.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dalston Library Cafe


Back in February I was commissioned to paint a wall in the Dalston Library cafe which is housed within the brand spanking new Dalston C.L.R James Library.



The result was quite stripped down in comparison to my usual mural style, the brief was quite specific for this one and as I was working on breeze blocks it was impossible to use paint pens. I had a great two days up a ladder handpainting this though and the owner couldn't have been accommodating.




Today was the first chance I got to get down there and see the cafe completed, it's a really nice spot and the whole family was pitching in behind the counter. Witnessing a new library opening in London these days was also very encouraging. Long live le livre!

Handlettering

Yesterday after a long day of drawing for other people I thought I would be a good idea to practice handlettering on every reflective surface I could find in the flat. I don't know, I may have gone slightly insane.