Thursday, 2 July 2015

Diner Gals

I love the 50's era of real retro American diners. I designed these three waitresses with very different temperaments while researching the theme... And now I want a large frosty milkshake in a metal cup.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Crowned Crane

A stern but wise grey, crowned crane. She's not one to be messed with.I used to draw animals all the time but lately I've found myself immersed with human designs, must get back into the animal kingdom soon!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Engagement Illustration

It seems i'm getting to that age in life where everyone around me is getting engaged and married. Wedding season is upon us for another year and I couldn't be happier for a bunch of my friends who are saying the big 'I do'! With all the blossoming or soon to be marital bliss, I find myself doing more wedding work - engagement presents, save the dates and invitations are becoming a more common occurrence in my work life and I love it. Being part of someone's big day, in whatever way, is always a big privilege.

This piece was done for a friend of mine back in Spain. She approached me to illustrate characters of her Sister and new fiancé celebrating their engagement. Above is the resulting illustration and the lovely bride-to-be with the framed print and gift. She was so happy with it I was later asked to adapt it to be used as save-the-dates :)

Monday, 25 May 2015

Ready Freddie!

This was an experiment in pushing the element of caricature in my designs. I have a big admiration for those artists who can really nail a caricature so you know exactly who they are as soon as you look at their artwork. I used my favourite singer ever, the great Freddie Mercury for this one.

Friday, 1 May 2015

A Tale as Old as Time

Weddings and their accompanying artwork have been increasingly prevalent over the last year or so and I'm really enjoying it! Whether it be a Save the Date, Invitation or a gift there really is a lot of joy in being involved in helping to celebrate a couple's big(gest!) day.

This piece was done back at the end of Summer 2014 as a gift for a very close friend of mine and her lovely, now husband. 'Beauty and the Beast' has always been Sonia's favourite film and the title song was even part of their first dance medley. The couple are lovely, the wedding was amazing and it was a privilege to be a part of their day as a bridesmaid.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Handy Andy

Experimenting with styles; a quick character design based off some of the work Daniel Arriaga did for 'Wreck it Ralph'. I'm calling her Handy Andy :)

Monday, 20 April 2015

Rootin' Tootin'

I've been working hard - I promise! ... Just not so much as the blog updating. Over the next few weeks i'm going to right that and be posting some catch up stuff that i've done over the last few months.