Tuesday, 28 April 2015

P is for...

Penguin! Yes, I know I've been a little obsessed as of late. This WAS/ is going to be turned into a greetings card with something cheesy along the lines of 'I'm pengu-in love with you', but I kind of wanted to play around with this graphic first. I'm actually wondering if the greetings card that I make should be an AI  rendition, or whether it's better to do the series by hand.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Penguin day! (and colour collective slipped in there too)

So inbetween my attempted political drawings (still eagerly awaiting feedback and tips from Chris Riddell), I've been trying to experiment more with animal drawings; I do quite like scribbly pencils! PLUS, it's been World Penguin Day, which is totally awesome! I've been thinking that I might make some factual colouring sheets to sell for a couple of pounds as digital downloads on Etsy... I also have another penguin themed pun idea which I will try and turn into a card design today. Greetings cards are something that I also really want to get into. It's all progress!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Sketchbook page!

So the SCBWI is doing this 'Open Sketchbook' feature- the deadline was yesterday. However, the dropbox folder that they set up didn't seem to be working for me, so I emailed them and got no response. Then I emailed them my files, and I'm hoping it gets featured.

So I haven't posted in a while

Which is bad on me, but I HAVE been super busy.

I've decided that I'd quite like to get into political cartooning- hopefully before my bank balance runs out... I've been filling up sheets and sheets of copy paper with roughs of politicians faces )most of which I'm a little too embarrassed to post here), with the hopes of eventually capturing a likeness. I think at this point it's pretty obvious which side of the fence I'm plonked myself, but I still want to be fair in my assessment of the situation- although I have picked a side, all politicians annoy me in different ways (although some more than others). I can't stand papers like a certain tabloid that has popped up since the referendum... but I won't go down that route (it's one for a rant blog I've been meaning to set up). 

 ANYWAY- I emailed Chris Riddell (who has always been one of my absolute favourite illustrators/ political cartoonists), partly because I'm a cheeky little lady who wants every bit of help that she can get, and partly because, why not? I wasn't expecting him to respond (as I'm sure he's extremely busy), but he did! He even offered to look at my work and give me some pointers- I always love that- when someone who is insanely talented is actually a nice person and goes out of their way to help people; there are way too many people in this world who aren't at all like that. But yeah, it makes me feel happy when I find out that I'm a fan of someone who's worth being a fan of :-)

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Illustration Friday

A bit messy, partly because this week's topic was released late and I don't know if there will be another be another one. I'm off to bed now, but if this week's late too, I might do a bit of a clean up and resubmit :-)

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Ragdoll cards

So I've just ordered these designs that I've made for the Ragdoll Cat Club- hopefully they should be here soon!
 I didn't pass my interview for SSF, but at least that means that the other person that applied to the post will have it :-) 

Kitty and Fox

A small personal commission that I've just finished for someone. I forgot how much I love Fabriano- I really need to buy some more some time- the texture feels so rich and grainy, the problem is just how much it costs.

Sunday, 12 April 2015


Here are a couple of my Inkpril drawings. I've been TRYING to get one done for each day of this month, but I've been having such a busy time lately, and it's funny how time just GOES!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Monday, 6 April 2015

Colouring paper puppet sheet

Well, I told myself I'd get this stage of production done before I had any lunch, and I'm happy to say that I can go and eat now :-) (lots of smilies). After lunch I need to write the text, and then that should be that part of my presentation done. I'm really hoping that I get this internship.

Here they are coloured in and backed with card. I don't have any icelolly sticks lying around (maybe it's an excuse to treat myself...) so I used refined card. I'm hoping to get some actual children to make them for my presentation on Friday. Fingers crossed.


I'm always tempted to say "Inktober" just because it sounds better... Ahem. This is yesterday's contribution.

I haven't been updating as much as I should have been recently because I've been sick. I have been drawing though (which is something, I guess) and I will be uploading in due course. However, I have got an interview on Friday, so I'm busy preparing for that. I'm designing some paperdolls, which will hopefully be my NEXT blog post. For now, happy Easter!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

summer kitties

Just a project that I'm working on. I'm producing a series of AI illustration graphics to do with summer and cats with various vacation paraphernalia. This one still needs quite a bit of tweeking, but it's all progress!

 I have the flu at the moment, but I don't like not working anymore... I always have to be drawing and learning new things.