Last month I was commissioned by french adventure, travel, lifestyle and now food blog Les Others to create a series of illustrated recipes for the brazilian cocktail caipirinha. It was a lot of fun but because I'm a terrible (and silly busy) person I've only just had chance to post it up now. (sorry!)
I've still yet to try a caipirinha but will definitely be ordering one next time I visit a swanky London cocktail bar. It better come with its own boat and mini Christ the redeemer.
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.
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.
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!
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.