Wednesday, 27 July 2011


I did another illustration for Amelia's magazine last week. It was to illustrate Amelia's old band Cut A Shine who were teachin barn dancing in the big top at Larmer Tree Festival. They seem like a colourful lot!

I decided I wanted to do something a bit rougher than my last illustration for the Flower show. I think a rougher, looser drawing would suit the atmosphere of a barn dance. The triangles are representing the big top tent and also directions of the dance etc.. 

Anyway, here it is!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

lots of pretty flowers

At the weekend I worked on an illustration for Amelia's Magazine. It was for an article reviewing the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011. I was waiting for Amelia to post her article on her blog before I could post my illustration and all the other lovely images on there.

Here is the illustration I designed for the article. It was based on a photo of the Beatles Yellow submarine made of flowers, and next to it was the letters L O V E made entirely of flowers too. I liked this element, even though it wasn't the main attraction. I think you need to love plants and love your work if you are going to make such fantastic and delicate structures from flowers, so I wanted my image to have taken time and detail. It isn't my normal style, but I felt I wanted to do something that included small details and tiny flowers and be a bit obsessive with it. 

I admit that it looks much better in my sketchbook than it does on screen. 

check the article out HERE!

There's loads of great illustrations on there. I particularly liked the work of Lou Taylor.
Her paper cuts are so lovely and I love her colour combinations. 
Go check her website out as its jam packed of paper butterflies, people and even paper eyelashes. 

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Amelia's Magazine Illustration

Well! I have been very busy with work and life, but I am still doing some drawing and illustrations... will be putting some up soon.
Including an illustration that I have just submitted to Amelia's Magazine Blog. Loved working to a theme and with such lovely photos as reference. 
Will put my illustration up as soon as I can.

Feeling inspired and motivated to do more drawing.... but it is nearly bedtime, so Goodnight!