Friday, 27 April 2012

La Mode Outré - Fashion Illustration Collaboration

I have recently completed this illustration in collaboration with street photographer James Bent, of La Mode Outré. I love his images and the fact he dedicates time to bringing so many illustrators in to illustrate them. You can see the interview about me and my work, along with this illustration here. And do take a look at the other illustrations whilst you're there. There are some beautiful pieces and some recognisable names too! Erica Sharp and Natsuki Otani have both submitted stunning illustrations to the project.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Something a little different...

Hello everybody! I just wanted to let you know I'm still here, just very busy working on ideas and plans for the near illustration future. At the moment I'm working on personal illustrations that I wouldn't normally tackle - challenging myself and getting ready for a new little adventure (I'll tell you more when/if it happens...)

Today I will be working on this illustration I started last night. I've never ventured down the animal route before, but I must say, I'm really enjoying this piece! I may bring you the finished piece later, I just wanted to bring you a little work in process. Do you like her so far?

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Another beautiful commission..

I was so delighted when Georgia Coote asked me to illustrate a picture of her husband and their beautiful daughter, Delilah, for his birthday. I felt so touched that someone as talented as herself wanted me to illustrate such a special and beautiful image as a gift for her husband. I loved every moment of it. The photograph (and little Delilah herself) is stunning. 

I wanted to make sure it was perfect, and worked hard to create something both myself and they could be proud of. And they loved it! This makes me so happy, I always feel so nervous illustrating such intimate and special photographs! I really love illustrating family and baby portraits, it feels so wonderful. So here is the illustration (I hope you like it too!).

And if you haven't seen Georgia's work before, go and take a look! And say hello to her on twitter too, she's just lovely! She is an amazing textile and surface pattern designer and I know you will love her work as much as I do!

If you wish to commission an illustration like this (or completely different!) do not hesitate to get in touch! I'd love to hear from you. 

Have a lovely Easter and I will post again soon!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Angie Lewin: Plants and Places

As my mum is so interested in textiles, design and pattern, I thought this book (by one of her favourite artists of the moment) was the perfect Mother's Day gift. I also happened to fall in love with the book, which is filled to the brim with beautiful works by Angie Lewin. I love the colours, the design, the movement and the sophisticated style of her work. 

This book is wonderful, not only does it showcase so much of her work, but it takes the reader through processes, sharing techniques and showing her work from beginning (sketches, cuttings) to the end, bold results. It's fascinating, stunning and definitely worth buying! I've selected some of my favourite images from the book. Enjoy!