Christmas Owl Illustration

December 19, 2014

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Merry Christmas everyone! Here is my illustrated Christmas owl to wish you all happy Christmas and a little bit of a process post! -from sketching out the rough lines, to working up the details and then the final owl in all his Christmas grumpiness! (with just a touch of gold for a bit of festive sparkle!). I drew him up using 2 shades of blue Karisma pencils (which I love as they are lovely for either heavy or light use for shading) and a gold ceramic pen for the gold highlights. -Merry Christmas y’all!x

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Happy Easter (a little late!) This is my hand painted blue bird easter egg with hand painted type and polka dots! It was fun to work on a curved surface and get the artwork working round the egg. …The debate is still out though about which came first, the blue bird or the egg!

 

photoA very merry Christmas to all! wishing you happiness and success for 2014! My illustrated card this year features a bear wrapped up for winter, and comes in 2 colours with hand finished gold or red details. Ho ho ho and all that!

 

Wow! this has to be a little dream of mine come true -to have my artwork printed big and hung on the side of a building! -surely every artist’s (and illustrator’s!) ultimate canvas! -This was a commission through the lovely people at Eye Candy Festival and Southside along with my excellent fellow illustrators, Michelle Turton and Louise Brangwin. It was great to be able to work with the girls before having previously collaborated on projects with Inkygoodness and House of Aces in the past.

The building is Unity House (134 Bromsgove Street) and has had a long and colourful past, and to celebrate this each artist took a period in time from the building’s history to inspire a series of 4 large scale panel illustrations. My period was the Victorian Era and I wanted to tell the story as if from a Victorian fairy tale.

IMG_3260photo 1 photo 2 photo 3ImageImageImageEye Candy festival was packed with treats for the eyes, and it was great to be able to take part alongside artists such as Jeremyville, Jon Burgerman and Miss Led. -Thanks to all involved!

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My hipster fox was part of the Inkygoodness Beermat illustration exhibition held at the Coningsby Gallery off Tottenham Court Road in April this year! It was a great exhibition to be part of along with some exiting other illustrators and designers and the kids behind Ammo magazine and sponsored by Sailor Jerry! The show was grand! (take a look at a behind the scenes film of the exhibition here.. http://inkygoodness.com/blog/news/beermat-characters-the-poop-deck-launch-film/) and the show was indeed jam packed of inky-goodness! It was great to be able to get back to gouache and paint my fox horn-rimmed glasses and all! …some more shots from the show…Image

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…there was also another character that didn’t get his paint finished in time! (and sadly still remains un-finished!) ahh I might just post him as a halloween special!

Illustrated Bird Mug Set

October 23, 2013

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Hello to these dove grey and lilac mugs! -again part of the products I illustrated for the Bombay Duck collection, and lovely to see them finally for sale! -each mug is gilded with silver for a little extra decadence! …to update your tea set head over to here …http://www.bombayduck.com/index.php/homeware/eating-and-entertaining/mrs-moore-birds-mugs-set-of-2-dove-grey-lilac-silver-spots.html

Illustrated Door Mats!

October 23, 2013

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Wow it has been an age since I last updated my blog! …eeks! I have been super busy illustrating, designing, printing and exhibiting and really need to get down and post some highlights from the past few months!

These bright assortment of doormats above are illustrations and designs I did for Bombay Duck, featuring a few characters, an illustration of a fully laden Indian truck (complete with flowers!) and the wonderful ‘horn please’ painted on every Indian truck in beautiful typography and always in a range of colours.

A colourful way to say hello (or bonjour!) to visitors with an illustrated doormat! check them out here …http://www.bombayduck.com/index.php/homeware/home-accessories/door-mats/bonjour-peacock-door-mat.html

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Vintage-Letter-Travel-travel-products Vintage-Letter-Travel-WalletHere is the full collection of the Vintage Letter range of travel products I illustrated for Bombay Duck! It is lovely to see the results in stock, (although they are selling fast!) -if your travel accessories need a little updating then head on over to http://www.bombayduck.com/index.php/accessories/travel/vintage-letter-off-to-see-the-world-travel-wallet.html get the set!

Party Hat Deer Illustration

January 15, 2013

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My Party Hat Deer illustration is now available as an iPhone case! whoop! if your technology needs a little more good times, -what could be better than a deer in a party hat?! check out the case on society6.com

Merry Christmas Illustration!

December 26, 2012

Hi all just a quick message to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, full of good things and good times! -here is a sneak peak of my Christmas card this year, a fat little festive robin drawing hand finished in gold!