Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas.  See you in 2012 x x






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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Kitty

Hand rendered using coloured pencils.

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas Robin Gift Tag Design

Hand rendered illustration using Faber Castell coloured pencils and 8B drawing pencil.




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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Good News

Yesterday it was revealed that my illustration came 2nd in Ms Moem's search for a cover star competition, in association with Derwent Pencils. I heard about the competition from a lovely lady on Twitter and I was over the moon to have been selected, especially as the standard of entries were so high.


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My entry was based upon the poem title 'A Puddle of Love.' I used acrylics and coloured pencils to create the final image and I was delighted that it got such a positive response from people.

Secondly, as of today I've officially passed my masters degree course and can proudly say that I have an MA in Education and Children's Literature :)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Cake Logo

A few weeks ago I was asked to illustrate a logo for a new cake company.  I find logo design more of a challenge compared to my usual stuff, but managed to come up with these designs that make up the finished image.





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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Competition Entry

A little illustration I did for a competition entry. The theme is based upon the idea of 'a puddle of love.' I really enjoyed doing this, even if it doesn't win I'm still happy with how it turned out :)


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Christmas Designs

A couple of new Christmas designs for various bits and pieces I'm working on.


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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Happy Autumn

So it's not quite Christmas yet. Autumn is my favourite season so here's a happy little illustration I did.



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Christmas things

As it's nearly that time of year again, I've been working on some preliminary illustrations for Christmas card designs. Last year I was a bit abstract with my chosen theme so this year I've tried to keep it really traditional with coloured pencils.


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Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Truth about Faeries

Yesterday I went to see the 'Truth about Faeries' exhibition at Sunderland Museum. I love anything whimsical and a bit magical in illustration so this was right up my street. Well worth a visit if you're in the area and like that sort of thing.

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/sunderland/thingstoseeanddo/exhibition/2011/07/16/the-truth-about-faeries/



And everyone's favourite fairy.....


Images courtesy of Wikipedia, Google Images and The Walt Disney Company

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Paris

Not illustration related, but I managed to fit in a short but very sweet trip to Paris a couple of weeks ago which was lovely. Paris is one of my favourite places and I could have stayed forever.






Thursday, 21 July 2011

Fairytale Characters

I love fairy tales. Anyone who knows me will know that Snow White is my favourite :)  I did these designs a while ago but have only just got round to uploading them xx

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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

1969 Man on the Moon

I am a self confessed space nerd.

Tomorrow sees the 42nd anniversary of the first Apollo 11 moon landing.  The anniversary coincides with the final space shuttle mission of Atlantis which returns on Thursday.
Illustrated using coloured pencils and inks.

"HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON JULY 1969, A.D. WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND"  


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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ballet Shoes



I've been reading 'Ballet Shoes' by Noel Streatfeild and felt like doing some dancing illustrations.  I've been working a lot with coloured pencils lately and really like the lovely soft feel that they create. Even though it's a long slow process, I always feel like the end result is worth it. 


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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Streets and Landscapes















A few illustrations based on Middle Eastern streets and landscapes.  These were used as part of a travel book I illustrated during my final year at university.  

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Friday, 15 April 2011

Red Balloon


A little doodle I did today. Happy Friday.

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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Fairy Tale Illustration


A little Rapunzel sketch that I did for a project on fairy tales.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

It's a Nice Day for a Royal Wedding

I've kind of jumped on the wedding bandwagon here but seen as though it's a special occasion I thought I'd create my own little royal wedding illustration.

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