Thursday, 23 November 2017

Stranger Things 2



Two particular shots from Stranger Things 2 really stuck with me and I've been itching to sketch them! This is one of them. ✏️







Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Poem


Last summer a very close friend of mine asked me to speak at her wedding. I'm awful at public speaking but was so touched by the request that I faced my fear! I wrote a poem. Last week (a year and a half later) I decided to illustrate it, to give as an extra little gift on her birthday.

The items included might look very random without the words to put them into context, but I decided to remove the poem for the purpose of this blog. I'm happy to share personal things on here, but only my own personal things.

Hope you all have a twisty cellotape, sleepy ferret kind of day! :)



Halloween

Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year!
Here are some doodles from Halloween morning :)




Thursday, 26 October 2017

2017 Comic Cons

Autumn is con season for us! This year we had a fab time at:


Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival, Leeds




And


Thanks very much to everyone who stopped by our tables to pick up our books or have a chat! Thanks also to all the marvellous exhibitors we made friends with this year and great to see old comics chums too. Can't fail to mention all the amazing support staff and organisers at these events, always so friendly and helpful (especially a fan of the complimentary tea and biscuits trolley which seemed to be in constant orbit at LICAF, don't get that kinda service at NYCC!)  :)

Photos
Top, L-R: Bevis Musson, me! Sara Dunkerton, Matt Gibbs & Chris Wildgoose
Middle, L-R: Chris Wildgoose & Brian Vander.
Bottom, L-R: Benjamin Read, me! & Chris Wildgoose

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Ears


Doodling ladies with unusual ears :)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Page detail


Hey all! Here's a little snippet of a comic page I was working on last week. The whole book has been set at night so far, so it was great to start working with some different colours!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Instagram


Just a little reminder that I often post things on Instagram that I don't on here! Such as snippets of my work from current book/comic projects, process pics and sketches, plus a few photos mixed in for good measure! I also love following other artists on there for my daily dose of inspiration. It's my favourite way to share my work online.

Hope you've all been enjoying the lovely weather we've been having here in the UK! Knowing England, it will be gone tomorrow, so get out there and go exploring while it's sunny! :) x




Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Obsessed with Anne

Not knowing the story of Anne of Green Gables, I recently watched the whole new Netflix series in two sittings. I loved it and immediately abandoned my current book to read the first of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne books instead. I'm about a third of the way through and I'm totally enraptured. Anne is almost unbearably enchanted by absolutely everything. She is overdramatic and intentionally a tiny bit irritating, but completely endearing and I'm a little bit in love with her.

I could go on and on, but I won't.
Here is a beautiful shot from the series:


If you love a good tree, you won't be let down. The shots of breathtakingly beautiful nature, scenery and light in this show really reflect how I feel when I go outside and I feel like Anne is a 'kindred spirit' (as she would say) in her sense of inspiration and wonder at the natural world.

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Saffron


My Mum mentioned she'd quite like a portrait of our family pooch, Saffy, so I made one for her Birthday! Thought I'd share it here.

Some progress shots.
This is a digital painting created with my trusty old wacom tablet and PS. Unfortunately, because her colouring is so subtle, I feel the print I had framed lost some detail of the original, especially on her face. The lack of control between your actual piece and the printed final version is always tricky and sometimes quite frustrating, but I think overall it still turned out pretty well.




Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Potter Commission

Hello!

I was recently commissioned by my pal and fellow Improper Booksian Sara Dunkerton to draw her and her boyfriend Dan as Hogwarts students! The piece was a birthday present for Dan and forms part of a series of themed portraits she will be collecting by various artists over time. I'm so happy she thought of me for the Hogwarts-themed one! If you know me, you know I love all things Potter!

I was told that she was Hufflepuff, Dan was Gryffindor and that if he could have any animal it would be a snowy owl (classic). These were the only specifications so I enjoyed having the freedom to decide on the rest of the drawing. Sara LOVES rats and has some herself, so I decided to incorporate a rattie in there too, in the form of a Patronus. Sara's new colourful hair was also extra fun to draw!

If you or someone you know might enjoy a potter portrait like this, I'd be happy to make one for you too! Get in touch :)