Monday, 29 December 2008

Sorry no image for this one...

Hey guys... Fiona just informed me that my illustration got published this week in spectrum magazine... is there anyone out there who, if by chance reads this in time, could snag me a copy? I would be very grateful!

Monday, 22 December 2008

Happy Christmas

a little early, but never mind!

Friday, 19 December 2008

Le Blog Fran├žais

Salut mes amies! Well, our french cousins are well into blogging, as I discovered during my three month holiday in Strasbourg... And what's more their work is pretty magnifique, so I thought I'd share with you a link to the work of my Strasbourgious friend Tristan Pernet (pictured above)... Tristan's work is pretty mental as you'll see...he's also got an extensive list of links to other french student illustrative hotties, which are well worth a browse; you're bound to come across something interesting, and no doubt sexually explicit/ and or graphically violent. Bon appetit!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Thankyou firefox, for you have facilitated by entrance into the world of blog! Yippee, i've finally begun mine...
However, my annoying enquiries are not over... the question i have is, how do i rid my blog- the title banner, and the images, that is- of that box that goes around everything? any suggestions? i've tried in vain to locate the magic, 'no box' feature...

this is weird!

fish art!


That painting is called 'Beacon' by Chuck Gumpert, you can see it here:

Some of his paintings are really beautiful

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

check this out!

Hey guys how weird is this!!! I was looking for an image on my computer and came across this painting in my folder... In my dissertation I'm doing a little section on consciousness and memory... how we store images throughout life in our unconscious... the theory is that these images will come out in/influence unconscious drawing! Another weird thing is that when my dad came to the exhibition he said the blue owl creature head i drew in our consequences sets (Lucy did the body and Fiona did the legs) looks really like a toy I had when I was little. CRAZAAE! especially when i thought those two drawings/paintings were my most spontaneous ones!

Monday, 15 December 2008

hey guys, here is my first drawing for my edinburgh fashion book! it's a bit ropey but hoping to do one a day so by degree time they might be good!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Vintage books

some lovely stuff here. and for lucy (though might be too late...) there is a pool with vintage gardening illustrations!

Friday, 12 December 2008

Procrastination anyone?

I found this little website that lets you browse interesting flickr photos by colours. Totally pointless but quite good fun.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

<3 tea

Is it ok to buy copious amounts of tea just because the illustrations on the box are awesome? There are 21 types but I restricted myself to 3 for now.
Illustrations are by  Brett Ryder.

P.S. Hi! I haven't been anywhere near illustration for ages. This is due to the woes of dissertation, and not because I don't like you guys anymore. Hope everything is swell.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

lost and found

by oliver jeffers is being made into an animated film! and it looks awesome!!!!! yaaay.

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Grrr, despite following your advice Lizzy, still impossible to load my header... And my attempts to commandeer Wordpress result in an internet crash! The world of blog seems determined to exclude me...sniff... The image is now as low quality as it's possible to get, saved for web, less than 660 pixels wide etc, small... what is to done i wonder...


noooooooo! someone stole my comments book from the forest cafe! and the pen! AND there is dirty water sprayed all over my work! :'( i can't put those in my portfolio now! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah sniff sniff tears sniff. so if anyone wants to see the xhibition go soon as think i'll take it down early!

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Awkward deer thing

I think I like the sketch better...
Result of a tangent sketch that turned into a multiple-hour rough

Friday, 5 December 2008

I hate scanning!

I can't believe how long it takes to scan things in! It's taken me all day to deal with 2o pictures. Here are some of them - for my gardening project which I'm looking forward to finishing so I can stop drawing in such a tight accurate way, it's very tiring.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Technical Assistance Required

Yes, it's an exciting enquiry from my good self- here's the problem: in setting up my own blog many a time I have tried in vain to upload an image to replace the well-naff title banner that otherwise comes up....It just won't upload- it comes up with that 'loading image' circling icon for indefinate periods- grrrr! Hence the still very embryonic state of the blog- don't really want to start it off til it's looking decent. I shrunk down the image to the 660pixels, reduced the dpi and all that, but to no avail! Anyone got any suggestions as to why this might be happening?
Thanks in advance me lovlies...

I'm sketching but it has no application...

Here's a character sketch that I like, but sadly has no context/application/use. Still, any feedback/suggestions would be welcome.
Congrats on the exhibition Lizzy - sorry I can't make it tonight!
I hope everyone is enjoying our dissertation week (cough). See you all on monday night? yes?

Last minute piece of shameless self promotion!

Hey Gang!
Nothing to do this evening? Come to analogue from 7pm (or at least i think its 7pm) to see None The Less an exhibition put together by Shea'la Finch the evil genius behind Tiny Showcase.
There's something kerazy like 60 prints on show and one of them is..ahem..mine. But dont come for that because you'll be dissappointed (its a bit pants), come for the other 59 or something prints from the last three years of the website. There's going to be some AMAZING artwork on show and also free drinks.

See you later? Yes? YES!

i am a wizard...

apparently! well. for those who don't already know... ok this is how to make a sentence into a link:
highlight the text you want (is best to do it after you've typed everything you want to type) to make int0 a link, then there is a little icon next to the one for the text colour, it is a little globe with a paperclip-type thing on it. click on that and put in the link you want and ta-da! done! hope this helps...

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

There are some strange things out there

Find more here...
dear illustration dudes,

check out this website, it has a wee list of all the ladybird 'well loved tales' story books.

anyone remember the three billy goats gruff? or snow white and rose red? or (my personal favourite) cinderella.. ooh it's so awesome, a trip down memory lane!!


saz xx

hey guys, do you think this poster looks ok?

just when we thought we were good bakers

oh my goodness. all of these look AMAZING!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Illustration Night In

Hi all. For those of you that don't already know we are having an illustration Christmas party in the studio so everyone bring lots of food along. We were thinking of doing some crazy collaboration drawings as well just for fun. It's on Friday the 5th (not Thursday) at 6pm.

UPDATE: Illustration night in is now on Monday 8th!!! Hopefully this won't change again...

Monday, 1 December 2008

It's December!!

Already. Holy Moley. Today I discovered Hanna Konola, her work is so lovely. Have a look!

...also this is pretty nice. via ffffound.