Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Dani Jones

I've been following the work of illustrator (and creator of webcomic My Sister The Freak) Dani Jones for quite a while now. Around last December I discovered that she often runs live shows on Ustream, where she draws or uses Photoshop live, answering questions and chatting as she goes, and since then I've enjoyed several afternoons working on my own illustrations while listening to and watching her work at the same time! You can check out an archive of her old recorded videos here.

On one of her live shows a few weeks ago she did a little competition/draw on air for one of her alien sketch cards, and I won! In return I thought I would introduce you all to her lovely work... I love all the texture and painterly quality she manages to give to her digital illustrations.

Here's some of my favourites:

And you can check out the rest of her work here or at her blog!

Monday, 27 June 2011

All Tropical


Just a very quick [begging] post to ask all of you lovely followers to pop over to All Tropical and rate my t-shirt design and leave a comment/share on your social networking sites! I'd love lots of 5-palm votes, but obviously that part is up to you!
If I get the highest votes, the most comments on it, the most shares on Twitter/Facebook etc via this page, then I will win, the t-shirt will be printed and I'll be a very happy bird indeed. It really only takes a second to sign up to the site!

Thank you!

I hope you've not all melted in this hot weather!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Exhibition time!

It's the end of a busy couple of weeks! I've finally finished uni, with only New Designers left to go in a couple of weeks time.
Our degree show at college went well, as did the exhibition at The Media Centre in Brighton - a really nice venue. It was a fun experience exhibiting my work properly, and I sold a few items at Brighton (thank you, purchasers!)

All of this means of course that I now have an intimidatingly empty time ahead of me, so any illustration commissions are more welcome than ever, big or small. Hint hint. Hint.

Here are a few photos from both of the shows... After much deliberation, I don't know whether the picture of me from the uni show or from Brighton was worse/more embarrassing, so I've included both for good measure - feel free to chuckle at my awkward elbows-out poses.

I was also really pleased to be featured by Emma Mckeown, a Fashion Media & Promotion student, in the lovely magazine she created for her final major project. Thanks Emma!

If you'd like to see my work in person, then I am exhibiting with my classmates in London at Part 2 of New Designers, 6th-9th July. Tickets can be bought for a reduced price until the end of the month online here (you might need the code ND44).

Giveaway results!

Results time!
Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway, I was surprised by the large response! It ended at midnight yesterday, and I've just drawn the winner this morning via a random number generator.
Coincidentally (I hadn't realised originally) yesterday was also 6 months since I joined Twitter, so I'm really chuffed to have gained so many lovely followers already. Thank you!

Without further ado.... the winner is Genie Espinosa! Congratulations! 
Please email (or DM me on Twitter) your address to me and I'll get it all posted out to you :)

Monday, 20 June 2011

Interesting Items #3

After properly opening my new Etsy shop a few weeks ago, my wishlist folder has been increasing even more rapidly, which means I have a new load of lovely items (mostly from Etsy) to share with you! Good for my blog, but perhaps not so good for my wallet.

Flying Bird mirrors and Deer/Stag Head wall mirror by Fluxglass @ Etsy

Hedgehog coloured pencil holder @ Rakuten

Birds on a Wire photo clips @ FredFlare

Felt bunting magnets by Kellee Rich

Leather Ipad Case (not that I have one...) in Sparrow Leaf by Tovicorrie @ Etsy

Noodle Bowl Set with Chopsticks (Grass Fields Collection) by Yevgenia @ Etsy

Rainy Day Clock by iluxo @ Etsy

Magic Breeze Pillow Cover by Sandra Dieckmann @ Envelop

If you missed my other Interesting Items posts, you can find them here!

Monday, 13 June 2011


This week I did a little piece for the Twitter page of the upcoming Lionheart magazine, an exciting new venture from Hels Martin. Here's a couple of versions. What do you think?

Also, if you're in the South East, please feel free to come to the Illustration / Graphic Design foundation degree show at the Brighton Media Centre, private view this Friday 7-10pm! My work will be there, and hopefully I might be selling some bits and bobs.

My photos of the degree shows will be up next week once the Brighton show is finished - don't want to spoil it for anyone who is attending on Friday!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


I've finally reached 300 followers on Twitter so, as promised, thought I would do a little giveaway of some of my work to celebrate! It's only a small milestone but I'm very proud, and really grateful to all of you who have supported me and been following me on the blog and Twitter etc over the last few months. Thank yooooou!

Enough chit chat... here's what you could win!

- A signed limited print of my Polar Bear illustration on nice textured paper.
- 2 postcards featuring my illustrations.
- A greetings card (with envelope) of my Two Birds illustration.
- A few extra bits and bobs - stickers, mini cards etc :)

To be in with a chance of receiving this little bundle of illustrated goodness all you need to do is:
- Follow my blog, and leave a comment on this entry.
- If you don't have a Blogger account and can't follow the blog, just hop on over to my Facebook page, follow/like me on there and leave a comment on my post about the competition!

You can also gain an additional entry alongside either of the above by tweeting:

' Check out @BryonyCrane 's illustration giveaway on her blog! http://bit.ly/izvbt7 #bryonysgiveaway '

Competition finishes in two weeks, on the 22nd June (midnight GMT)! I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you :) *

*drawing may be a struggle over the next fortnight.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Society 6

Hawking more of my wares again...

I got around to setting up my Society 6 shop, so please do pop over there for a little look. There's prints of various sizes and a few more exciting items like these...

And keep your eyes peeled for more blog updates this week, as I will be doing a little giveaway...