Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A Festival Guide to Not Getting Scurvy.


I'm working lots of music festivals and events to pay my rent and meet new people over the summer and the staff food is pretty dire. I usually pack loads of extra bits to make sure I'm not a malnutritioned zombie by the end of each event.

So I made this fun friendly guide leaflet:

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Thats me. In the portaloo...


I'm trying to find a way to print it right now, so I'll stick up some images as soon as I do. 


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Friday, 1 August 2014

Swing!


A combination of elements I've been doodling for a while now. 
I'm trying to fiddle about with my style at the moment, trying to use shape and colour more than details to create focus and less eye bleeding. I'm kinda halfway happy with it but I think I'm getting upset with my lines. Up close I love them but pulled back the textures of the lines get awkward. Soon!


Werking out colours. Can't wait to use those pinks.

Friday, 25 July 2014

The No. 1 Ladies Day Club



A polished version of my Ascot Ladies. I've been talking with my illustration agents and we've decided to pass up on faces and crazy details for the time being cos they're totally distracting and unnecessary.
 Its been difficult restraining myself from doodling patterns into every possible surface but I think I'm getting there!


Click for lovely HI-RES!
Oh man my work is so yellow heavy at the moment. whoops 

The Tiny Islands - BASECAMP


The Tiny Islands don't exist, but in my head they play creepy and brooding but simultaneously uplifting ballads, and have a super ace glockenspiel solo in every song. Also because its in my head I get to choose the vocalist on every song because... I can. And I'm massively indecisive and fickle.



I was really struggling to make this piece work so I decided to make it into an album cover and blam! it's in a context that totally covers up how aimless a composition it really is. Maaaaagic. 


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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fiona Clayton


Gig poster for folk rock singer songwriter Fiona Clayton. Really enjoyed doing this one. 



Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ode to Puzzle Island


PUZZLE/PUZZLE/PUZZLETIME/PUZZLE/PUZZLE


How many birds can you find?!
When I was a kid I was obsessed with a book called Puzzle Island. It is the best.
I want to do more kids friendly interactive illustrations so this is a first attempt. Came out a bit yellow. But then yellow is cool.



I can't decide if I like it better on the dark background or not. I think the birds are a bit harder to find.


I still spend hours pouring over this book. Its so magic.


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The Royal Ascot Ladies


So I've started working at big festivals and events to pay my rent now I'm living in the big smoke. Its not the best pay and can be a bit torturous but its good hours and theres always premier people watching opportunities.

However long hours working at bars for the upper class means time away from the drawing board and therefore I've set the task of illustrating a memorable event and person from each shift. It wasn't exactly upper class this week though. (Except for the queen. She was kinda up there.)

Colour soon!