Tuesday, 26 July 2011

New Work!

Hi everybody! Firstly, I have many new followers so thank you so much! :) I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post, we've finally moved house and starting to get settled so I thought it was time to share some new work. This illustration was for my friend and Tea & Crayons member Fritha. She wanted me to illustrate her boyfriend, Tom, to give to him as a birthday present. I was so happy and honoured that she asked me! I hope he liked it, I'm really happy with the results! 

This week I've been working on a commission for a magazine (involving a beautiful perfume sample!) and been busy making plans. I had a meeting for another commission last week that went brilliantly, so fingers crossed that will be finalised soon!

I also want to say a big thank you to the Tea and Crayons girls, who are not only incredibly talented, but amazing friends who have supported me and helped me through hard times. They're just great, I think you'll think so too!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Are you the next big thing in fashion illustration?

This week I entered the Company High Street Edit competition to illustrate for their A/W issue. I produced two illustrations as well as sending three examples of my work. I'm really happy with them, especially since I found out late and illustrated them in just one night and day. I chose to illustrate some of Burberry's collection from their latest show. I love the colour of the coats in particular. Hope you like my illustrations and wish me luck!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Unleashed: The Best in the North

Hello everyone! I have just returned from London after going along with my uni to New Blood. As well as meeting some great people at the private view and catching up with Neil Bennett, editor of Digital Arts, I also had the privilege of having a portfolio session with two lovely ladies from The Artworks Illustration Agency. They were incredibly complimentary about my work (one said my fashion illustrations were the best she'd seen! Wow) and gave me that extra boost I needed to help me make my dream become a reality. I feel confident again, which is just what I need as I'm about to move miles away from home and be thrown out of my comfort zone (I'm moving to just outside of London in about two weeks!). I will post some New Blood photographs soon!

I am also delighted to share that this illustration has been one of 22 shortlisted for Unleashed: The Best in the North competition! 'Open to all the Northern Art Schools. This competition is designed to showcase the talents of the best emerging illustrators.' You can read more about it here. I feel so happy about it, and I'm looking forward to the awards night and auction. 

I can't imagine not doing illustration, I love it and I am passionate about it. I'm looking forward to doing some promotional pieces, entering competitions and being highly pro-active in my mission to have a career doing this!