Thursday, 3 April 2014

Nothing Gold Can Stay.

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Nature's first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leafs a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Colour

I've recently re-fallen head over heals for colouring pencils. 
I rediscovered the pack I had to buy at new blood to make temporary business cards and recently had a colouring in powered tea party. It was the bees knees.



The chickpea soup is AMAZING!


We've also had a bunch of birthdays around here so I've been busy scribbling horses and buddhas and whatnot. I feel like it looks like I don't care if I don't make them myself!


I'm trying to figure out how to get a better finish on some and then I can start working them into my bigger illustrations. Exciting!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Bag of Kale.

How to make kale 'chips' and also have a workout.


I've caught the kale hysteria that appears to be sweeping all the food blogs and magazines I read. 
And I gotta admit. Kale is the fucking balls. 
This however is the only way I can get my mum to eat it and the the best part of the recipe is the fairly primitive bag shake to oil the leaves. Recently my favourite songs to do this too are Shakira's 'Hips don't lie' and Beyonce's 'Flawless'. But Outkast kinda beats them all.

I was hoping to have a bit more type on there but it just cluttered up and the illustration couldn't be 'read' properly. 


This is the next bag shaking move I'm working on...


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

That jacket though. 


I need it.

A lot more detail in this one and all the better for having previously practiced the technique. I found the hair a bit of a sticky point but I think thats to do with it being a magazine scan and thus textured. Really a whole lota fun though :) Want to do more!

(also note complimentary puppy hair...thanks Cass. I know how you like to be part of everything I do.)

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Experiments in Fashion.

I've been wanting to do a project like this for such a long time. It's been on every to-do list for the past year so I finally decided to see if it would work. And it does kinda. I think the colours might need to be toned back and I'm gonna have to be super savvy with my shadows and textures but I'm pretty pleased!
Now I just need some lovely collaborators! (I think using vogue pages might be stealing...)



It's also gonna have to be crazy Hi-Res to limit pixilating and maximise details.


UK Vogue Dec 09 - Emma Summerston

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

I drew a lady last night and I liked her moody face so she's blue. tru story bro.


Also I like how it looks when you make you're eyes go all blurry...

What a Mint.

All my mint plants and herbs died over winter which made my courgette and mint soup quite a sad affair. So I'm growin some more!



I changed the composition up a bit - looks a bit cluttered in the original.



What a mint!