Thursday, 23 December 2010

Company Magazine Competition!

Hello and merry Christmas! Just two day to go, very exciting!

Well, last week I entered a competition at Company Magazine which the chance to illustrate for them early next year. Yesterday the finalists were announced and I was one of the final 17! Unfortunately I didn't win (the winner's work was very lovely!) but I was very honoured to be included in the final 17, which you can see here!

As well as me, a couple of my wonderful twitter friends were chosen, including  the lovely Rachel Price from Tea and Crayons! :) Very proud to be in there with her!


The image above is the image I entered into the competition which you can now see on their website! You can also find this image in the wonderful Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration which is out now!! Please go and buy it, i'm ever so proud!

Monday, 20 December 2010


I hope you are all having a lovely week and are not too stressed in this run up to christmas! I can't believe it's only 5 days away! This week i'll be wrapping presents (i'm a little too excited about this, i hope they'll be really fancy and beautiful- I shall take photos!) 

Just thought i'd share these mono-prints I did back in my third year. I want to head to the print room when i'm back at university and create lots of mono-prints that can be used in my illustrations as textures and backgrounds! Also planning some at home printing over christmas.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


The newest illustration I wish to share is one I produced for Amelia's Magazine. The post is on Photoautomat, a wonderful analogue photo booth seen in Germany, Berlin and many other European countries. Well now there is one in London!

The article is a fantastic read, and includes an interview with Alex Kokott, the London representative. I was very proud of my illustration and the post includes many wonderful photos!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Christmas Cards.. again!

I just wanted to quickly share a photo of some of my cards all packaged up. I'm very happy with them! :)

Have a nice weekend everyone! :)

Friday, 10 December 2010

Christmas Cards


Today my lovely Christmas cards arrived. I decided to get them professionally printed because  I believe it is that finished quality that's important, especially since this is all to help me (and my fellow illustration students) raise vital funds for our final shows!

Since my camera is being a pain, I only have a couple of photographs of the actual products. The quality, as it always is from moo, is amazing. So happy!

They look great don't they? The others that I haven't been able to photograph are shown below.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these cards, please do not hesitate to get in touch, either through my blog, twitter or email me at

Friday, 3 December 2010

Willow Organic Beauty

Last week I illustrated an image of Willow Organic Beauty for Amelia's Magazine

I chose to illustrate one of their beautiful pieces of jewelery (champagne ribbon and white pearl bracelet) rather than the other skin care products. I did this because I wanted to produce something a little different and knew this would work nicely in my style. The article includes an interview with the founder Sue Stowell, and you can read the whole article and see the other fabulous illustrations here.

I think the delicate colour palette is quite representative of the brand itself, and I am rather proud of it! :)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

It's not long now until the fabulous Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration will be ready, don't forget you can still pre-order now though!

Today, Amelia's been sharing some photos of the proofs she's been sent, and they are looking fantastic! The wonderful designing she has been busy producing works perfectly against all the beautiful illustrations. I can't wait to see it complete, if these proofs are anything to go by it's going to be stunning!

It will be a fantastic gift for anybody interested in fashion, illustration, design or art, I am sure! If you like any of these, you will love the book!

 I'm so happy with how my pages are looking in this snap-shot! Look how fabulous that writing is (in my favourite colour too!)

 The above pages show the fabulous work of Abi Daker.

 These wonderful pages contain the work of Jennifer Costello.

 The colourful works of Natsuki Otani.

 Fabulous pages from Rachel de Ste. Croix, I love how the illustrations work with the design!

Finally, a snippet of beautiful pages containing the work of Bex Glover.

Well, I'm more excited than ever now, and there's not long to wait! x

Inspiration: Ada Zanditon

I thought I'd write a blog post about the wonderful ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon. Her work is structural, bold and colourful. It is truly inspiring!

I love that her work is so high fashion, yet so environmentally friendly, it is something she has always tried to emphasise and the fact she is so committed is wonderful. She knew she wanted to be a fashion designer from the age of six, and after numerous internships, launched her own label in 2008. I can't believe how well she is doing after such a small amount of time - she has an amazing future ahead!

All images by Amelia Gregory of Amelia's Magazine.

Such stunning pieces I'm sure you'll agree! Fashion design is not the only talent of this inspirational lady, she is also a very talented illustrator! Take a look at some of her images:

Her illustrations also include a lot of the colour, shape and texture that can be found in her fashion designs - stunning! Don't forget to check her work out, you won't be disappointed! I did a short interview with her recently, the results of which I will be sharing soon, so keep an eye out! :)

Christmas Cards

I've been planning out some Christmas Cards- mainly for selling at our course fundraising night this month!

Just wanted to share some ideas i've come up with, it's mainly a bit of re-touching old illustrations! :)

They're certainly matching the weather outside!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Illustration Rally

The lovely people over at Illustration Rally have written a lovely feature on me! The piece is so sweet, I'm so pleased!

Go and check out their website! They feature all sorts of illustration goodness that will inspire you, you won't be disappointed! 

Thursday, 25 November 2010

David Downton/Vogue

So, my dissertation is focusing on Vogue, discussing illustration and photography. I knew David Downton, as one of my favourite illustrators, would be great to look at in this case. I knew he had done work for Vogue China and some for British Vogue.

When I discovered the covers he did for Vogue Australia I was in love. For Vogue Australia's 50th anniversary, the magazine celebrated with a commemorative issue, illustrated by David Downton. He designed four different covers, featuring Cate Blanchett, in vintage styles linking back to the days before photography.

Take a look, they're beautiful!

My next mission- get hold of one of these!! They were limited edition, but fingers crossed. I think it's vital for my dissertation!

While i'm here, take a look at some of his Vogue China work!

I really do love his work!


I should have some new work to share tomorrow or over the weekend. Until then I just wanted to share some online profiles i've had put up! :)

Over on Amelia's Magazine I have a little contributor's profile! I think it looks great and i'm very proud to be up there! I love working for them!

I also have lookbook over on the Creative Boom website! Have a look, I'm sitting there proudly in their Yorkshire region hub! :)

I may share another inspiration post later! In the meantime, don't forget to take a look at the Tea&Crayon blog! We have some exciting projects coming up!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Well, after much consideration, Amelia has decided to change the cover of the Compendium of Fashion Illustration! I loved the original but i'm super excited by the new version! It's by three same artist, and is super sexy and sophisticated! You can read my original post on it, here.

Hope you love it also! Don't forget to pre-order your copy now!!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Johnny Flynn

I looked up Johnny Flynn after Helen Martin tweeted about doing an interview with him last week. I love his music - he has an amazing voice - and he's a very handsome fellow, I knew he'd be great to draw! Helen gave me the go ahead to do an illustration and now it is up on the Suit Yourself Magazine website :)

Here it is:

I'm really happy with the result!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Portrait Piece

I still have nothing new to share because they haven't gone live yet! I'm details away from finishing an illustration for a printed magazine that is handed out in Bristol. I'll let you know more about this when it's done! :)
Anyway, here is an illustration I did a month or so ago for my sister. She wanted an illustration of herself doing. It was nice doing some personal work, enjoy!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

David Foldvari

I was told by my tutor, Mark Wigan, to look at the work of David Foldvari, who uses a lot of splashes of colour and added elements in his illustrations,  something which I am interested in exploring more in my own work! I love his work so thought i'd share a few pieces!

I think the colour works wonderfully. Added elements, such as screen printed pieces really add something special. Next week I will be going into the printing room to produce some mono prints that can be placed into my work, so I'm really excited about what I can achieve :)

I'm going away for the evening, so have a nice weekend everyone! :)

Friday, 19 November 2010


Since I have no new work to share just yet (there are a couple that I will post when they go live!), I've decided to have a post of inspirational illustrators I've recently discovered. I will be doing a few of these posts from now on - I find this is a great place to share my thoughts with others. (It's also good to be able to get my thoughts written down!)

The first illustrator is Sandra Suy. She studied fashion design, but because drawing was her biggest love, she decided to combine both and become a fashion illustrator.

I love the dark pink against the dull tones in the rest of the image!
The tonal difference between the black charcoal-like hair and the light, delicate top is striking!
I really like the detail across the eye in this piece!
The lips in this piece really stand out, as does the texture of the clothing.

One thing I particularly like about her work is the fact she works predominantly with line, then adds in subtle colour and hints of light and dark. I like the fact she doesn't work on white paper, but toned paper. The subtle tones work perfectly against the dark line work in her models' faces.

The next illustrator I'm going to show you is Hannah Muller.

I love the subtle colour touches- the lips and the cheeks! ♥

Again, the lovely detail on the cheeks is divine. The clothing textures are great too.

What I really love about this image are the people- so beautifully depicted. The shade versus light is fantastic.

Hannah's work is so delicate and beautiful. From the fantastic detail in the ladies' faces to the subtle addition of colour, shadow and light is all so perfect. Very inspiring stuff!

Next up is Kelly Smith, an Australian illustrator who studied fine art, but now concentrates on fashion and portrait illustration.

I completely love the fantastic flashes of red in this piece, it really brings the work alive! This, along with the very black and very white is perfect.
The colour along with the grey tones works well.
I love the striking black against the subtle tonal work.
 I certainly love Kelly Smith's work. She combines beautiful and detailed pencil drawings with injections of colour and striking light and dark elements. I love the addition of animals too, looks fab!

Finally is Cedric Rivrain, French fashion illustrator with a fantastic style.

I love the drama of this piece! The yellow injected into it is fantastic!

I like the study of the face here, and the great detail of her attire.

I like that this piece is predominantly grey-scale,  with some really fine colour details!

I like that he has variety in his work. And the use of colour is really fabulous- he incorporates the background into the foreground and I think this works wonderfully!

Well, that's the first four illustrators that have really stood out to me this week. They're fabulous and so inspiring, I hope you will agree! I will be showing more of the people and places that inspire me here on my blog, as it's nice to share with you all!

Have a nice weekend! :)