Monday, 28 February 2011

Holga and burlesque

I got myself a Holga for Christmas (well, with Christmas money) as I fancied a lomo camera.  Finally got the prints back from my first roll of film, here are a couple...


Also been working on a couple of requests from two burlesque performers

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Have been busy today.
Completed an editorial illustration

Filled a few more pages in my reportage sketchbook, and just did a little self portrait illustration.  Not sure if it looks better cropped or not...


Ooh and a couple of days ago I made this illustration for my boyfriends parents' as they've set up a jewellery making business called 'The Pig That Laughed' hehe

Friday, 11 February 2011

Some recent reportage

The life of a fondant fancy (when in the vicinity of myself)

Hollie and Jon playing World of Warcraft

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Aidan Turner portrait in fineliner

I did some more work on the pen drawing of Aidan Turner as I wasn't happy with it.  It's weird, I thought the earlier version was alright but now when I look back at it it looks rubbish in comparison to the new one and I didn't do *that* much more to it.

Older version

Monday, 7 February 2011

James and the Giant Peach - retro

Another style cover opting for more of a 60s/New York feel to tie in with the the anniversary of the story (having been written in 1961)

This was mainly to try out a different font and colour scheme.

And some experiments with text on the other design

Ooh and here is a picture from 'Shebang', a zine a painting of mine was published in back in 2008

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Portrait Swap

I took part in a portrait swap with former classmate and fellow illustrator, Scott Carr at the end of January, here are the results...

 Scott by me

Me by Scott

I think it went well! Scott has an awesome style, click his name at the top to be taken to his blog.

James and the Giant Peach

Some very draft-y try outs of ideas for the cover. Haven't progressed too far with the External Project with having gotten into my Honours one and aiming to fill my reportage sketchbook, but going to try get some more done with the external this week.

different styles of drawing new york

just testing out the concept of the layout

the plan of the layout combining the book title

Which style of New York is better?

and how it's looking at the minute, it's still very much in the design stage though really, don't think the text quite works yet, but guess I have to experiment, and probably draw more birds and also maybe re-do the peach.

Any ideas and feedback are welcome :)