21 Oct 2010

Making a banner!

I wanted to change my blog title and the banner for ages! (sorry it's so sudden) So I finally started to get on with it, I showed the process on twitter and got some ideas what to put in my illustration.


How I started...

Added chicken legs...

Requests from
@mattellero: Some sort of animal- a bird or a fox
are added...

@whisk82: A basket of laundry and a washing machine
@shad_0: Super samurai hamster
are added...

@abigaildaker: A boat or a ship
@lesleybarnes: An eagle
are added...

@iamanoctopusAN OCTOPUS
@daria_hA flying chair

@r_hakimArt nouveau frame
is added...

and I just carried on drawing and this is how it's done!
Now I'm going to polish this off and transform it into a banner somehow. :)

20 Oct 2010

Holly Fulton



I illustrated some Holly Fulton's beautiful dress... for Amelia's magazine! :)


aaaaaand graphical test I did for a job I didn't get... blahhhh

14 Oct 2010

Amazing posts!


Lovely Lesley Barnes sent me this gorgeous card a while back, I love how beautiful the people she draws are! Such a fun card to look at :)


Also, sweet Emma Cowley did an amazing give away and I got so many illustrated treats. :D

I did a feature on her recently on Illustration Rally blog so if you are interested, read here!

(My camera kept thinking this one has a face!)

26 Sep 2010

LSD love + Margaret Howells + A barricade


My blog isn't really catching up with my life, so this "LSD love" is made a month ago for Ian Caulkett's Fantastic Suburbia. I created this from Sarah Remy Lee's lovely poem, LSD love.


This one is Margaret Howell's elegant gown for Amelia's Magazine at London Fashion Week. Every time I tried to record the process of my drawing, I totally forget keeping it up, but you can tell my rough's not really helping my lines from the photo below!lol



and here are more random images from my life...



My handmade barricade!

He forgot to let me know whether he was coming back home or staying out, therefore I had to stay up waiting for him till very late, I was furious!! So of course I had to make a barricade as my protest :)))

20 Sep 2010

My illustration in HUCK Magazine



Wow, it's real! (what I thought firstly) Yes, I did an illustration for amazing HUCK Magazine. I never really drew someone as wrinkly as him before but I think it came out ok, although I don't entirely get why I'm always surrounded by slightly trippy subjects. I can't even drink alcohol, honest.


This is the original!


They are the pom poms!

I love making them, yeah...

9 Sep 2010

Sunshine


Just a quick update here, this is a small illustration I did for my exhibition.
I just love ponchos and massive hats!!

7 Sep 2010

Exhibition + Weezer + Breakfast


So, this is my Weezer for Amelia's Magazine! I never listened to them properly before but River Cuomo is such a photogenic and great fun guy to draw. Apparently, he didn't like Japan for a little bit for some reason (he never said why) and is now married to a Japanese lady... ok, I'm being a detective here :)


I'm now having an exhibition at the T lounge gallery in Norwich as well, this place is so lovely and I blame myself for not coming here when I used to live in Norwich! We will have a reverse private view in October though the date is yet to be confirmed.


Here is my bestest breakfast, I just wanted to show it off because it just looks so tasty. (and it was!)

1 Sep 2010

Don't forget to write to Santa Claus



My submission for Ballad Of

I remember getting a letter from Santa Claus when I was small... and it was written in some sort of English so I really believed that it was from him. Sweet memories!

Illustrating Ada Zandition



Here is another new fashion illustration, Ada Zandition's beautiful dress I did for Amelia's Magazine!

Read the full article here, very inspiring and you can see the beautiful illustrations of ADZ by Aniela Murphy and Jess Stokes too!

26 Aug 2010

Illustrating Lu Flux





They are my submission for Amelia's Anthology of Fashion Illustration!

Lu Flux's design is mythical and romantic, it's a pure pleasure to draw her design.

Hope you like them... :)

12 Aug 2010

Russian church and Japanese building

I rendered some old illustrations which were discovered after a massive cleaning...

You can buy art print of them from here :)

11 Aug 2010

Discovered old illustration...

I was having a massive summer cleaning and discovered those Japanese and Russian building drawings from a tower of papers I was ignoring for ages.

I'm rendering those to new illustrations for fun and I'm selling the originals for someone who would take better care of them. As these are old illustrations, I'm selling them for only £10 each, just Email me if you are interested! :)


Japanese building £10
138 x 180 mm water colour paper, pencils, inks



Russian church £10
146 x146mm watercolour paper, pastels, pencils

17 Jul 2010

Cotto



I just became 26 years old the other day and yesterday was the day we booked a dinner at
Cotto in Cambridge! It was the first visit there and we were so looking forward to it, so we even skipped a proper lunch. (Maybe the lovey dovey birds we saw earlier was a good sign.)

The Food there was... AWESOME!

Beef Carpaccio

Crayfish and crab starter

Red snapper with sorrel and samphire

Beef fillet steak

Blueberry creme brulee

Apple tart

They have a 3 course set menu only for £35, but they let you chose everything and have a different menu depending on what is fresh. They are also a cafe so you can have various teas and special cakes during the day, we'll definitely go back there again after their summer holiday. :)

16 Jul 2010

Red Vivienne Westwood’s Dress




Here is another illustration I did for
Amelia's Magazine! This is for the article about Kensington Palace's fashionable and fairy exhibition. The palace is of course beautiful and I was instantly in love with this gorgeous red dress so I tried to make both of them look as attractive as possible! Hope it worked... :)

15 Jul 2010

Sketchy sketch



just a quick sketch of Hunter Dixon's sweet lolly top...

Animal Bandido

Here is a small illo I did for Amelia's Magazine's Animal Bandido article.

I actually LOVE their sweaters especially, something I want for this Christmas! (if I could be patient...)