Thursday, April 30, 2015


I turned some of the imagery from my recent poster design (see last post) into a pattern.
I'm thinking it would work well on summer dresses, shorts, and swim wear for kids.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Bootcamp

Phew - it's been a busy few months. Lots happening in my world - work wise and personally. I am a bit more regular at posting on instagram and facebook these days so hop over and follow me there if you want to keep up with my doings.

Bootcamp took a break in March, so we fast forward to April, and the assignment was to create a poster for the forthcoming Global Art Gathering hosted by Lilla Rogers Studio School. It is a live brief too so I guess there was more of a competition element to it this month than there is regularly.
The event is being held at the Brighton Dome, so I chose a seaside theme for my poster design, combined with a selection of drawing and painting tools:
There was a limited colour palette for this brief too. You can take a look at the 300 (ish) other entries here - there's so much talent on display and lots of variation too.

Friday, February 20, 2015

February Bootcamp

Here the piece I submitted for this months bootcamp. The original design was hand drawn, then digitally coloured. I just didn't feel confident enough with paint, or have enough of it to hand - although I did collage, paint and sand my wooden plaque before scanning and applying my design. I have plans for paint though - I've prepped a couple of backgrounds so watch this space!

Some of my prelim sketches feature on my ig feed, if you fancy a gander.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Back in Bootcamp

Unless you follow me on instagram, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd dropped off the face of the earth since Christmas. I didn't, I just had a few other things on my plate. But it's January, and that means I'm back in Bootcamp - well Lilla Rogers Bootcamp anyway. This months assignment was to design a journal cover with the theme of Edwardian brooches.
I turned by brooch sketches into a butterfly and a dragonfly for my piece, and created a coordinating print to go with it.
Bootcamp, it's good to be back!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Illustrated Advent #20

I'm a few days late - another busy weekend delivering presents and shopping.
Definitely a few too many of these being consumed at the moment I think. Here is #20:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Illustrated Advent #15

This is dedication people because today I feel very second hand and not at all up for this, but whilst my little one naps, I chose not to nap myself, but to do my daily advent challenge. I am stubborn you see.
Here's 15: