Friday, 24 December 2010

Bookshelf Illustrations

As a little break from a rather heavy workload of uni projects over the Christmas holidays I took on a little personal project to paint my art book collection. The first part is done in gouache... this is the 'Art of..' concept art books section! Starting to fully realise I may have a bit of an obsession with collecting them, but they're all so beautiful and great to leaf through when you need some inspiration. The second part of the shelves should follow next week!

Whilst I'm on the topic, I'm getting quite excited for the release of Disney's new film Tangled (the art book for which is on my shelf above, and highly recommended - full of great character design pages!), and stumbled across these lovely pieces of work created by Disney concept artist Claire Keane.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Interesting Items # 1

As I’m in a festive mood I thought I would compile a little Christmas wishlist of various illustration-related (and not) items that I've been pining after or bought recently! Maybe this will be a regular feature… I certainly have a backlog of beautiful bookmarked things ready to share! Hopefully it’ll work like sharing the burden of a trouble or a secret, and once I’ve posted them here I won’t feel the need to buy them all myself anymore ;)

Steampunk dragon ring by chinookhugs @ etsy

Hand screenprinted birch forest cushions/fabric by Lara Cameron on HabitatTextiles @ etsy

Bathing Girls tea set @ Dutch By Design

Dish Bunny by Chris Koen @ Dutch By Design

Coat rack hooks @ Urban Outfitters

Hot Air Balloons wall stickers @ Belle and Boo

Creature Kingdom hooks @ Anthropologie

Patterned Evoke Mio Radio (and kitchen items) @ Orla Kiely

Mug for Habitat by Hennie Haworth

Wire Tree by Louise Hederstrom

Circles coffee table by Michael Arras @ etsy

Private Cloud rocking bed by Michael and Manuel Kroker

 Inked Octi Apron @ Anthropologie

 'From The Deep' tableware range @ Anthropologie

 'Woods' wallpaper by Cole & Son

Pencil Sharpener Desk Tidy @ Utility Design

 Wire Blooms cable clips @ Lazyboneuk

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Christmas card

A quick Christmas card design to send around my friends and family this year! If you'd like to buy some for yourself then you can do so here!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Owl Calendar

 Something lovely I found today... The owl lover's calendar 2011! A project by where 30 artists have contributed their owl-based artwork to create a customisable calendar to download - you can pick your favourite owls from these 30 pieces to create a unique calendar for yourself or as a gift for friends. And the best part is that it's free!

Owl Lover 2011 Calendar

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


A project from a few weeks ago on female aviators, I chose to do a cover featuring Bessie Coleman (with a little spot illustration of her), Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson.