Thursday, 31 March 2011

Illustration Friday - Toy

I'm not quite sure how I fit her in this week, but she is here and I'm pleased!

I used to have a bright green hula-hoop when I was younger. My sisters both had their own too. We used to stand outside the house hula-hooping for AGES, which used to amaze our neighbours :)

I think I might have to hunt it out when I next go back home and see if I've still got the moves...?? he he.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Inspirational Illustrators

There are so many talented illustrators on the internet it is crazy!!

Although the amount of competition is always going to be a little intimidating, it is also extremely inspiring! I love keeping up-to-date with interesting blogposts and tweets and thought it would be nice to share some of my inspiration with you...

Here are some of my favourites... I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do...

also find her at @kristynalitten

also find her at @callyjanestudio

also find her at @marloesdevee 

also find her at @Kayles_87

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Illustration Friday - Cultivate

For this week's Illustration Friday topic 'Cultivate', I decided to use my little character from last week's post. I quite like her as she was inspired by my adorable little niece.

This image also represents my back yard in the summer... full of colourful pots! I would love to have my own hens one day! So if you are wondering why those little fellas are there, now you know why ;)

Hope this illustration puts a smile on your face :)

Monday, 21 March 2011

Sky Blue Red - Character Illustrations

Two of Sky Blue Red's creatives

As part of my day job I have recently designed a cute website for Sky Blue Red.  Most of the elements have been hand drawn giving it a lovely touch-feely quality. This was a lovely project to be apart of, combining illustration and web design skills.

In addition to this design work, the client asked if we could create personal character illustrations that represent their working artists/creatives. Here are two of the character illustrations that I have recently been working on.

Find Sky Blue Red on twitter here and find out what lovely projects they are working on. The website should be going live shortly so watch this space :)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Illustration Friday - Stir

For this week's Illustration Friday topic I decided to illustrate a cutie little fairy stirring up some magic. This little character is inspired by my energetic little niece who is always prancing around the house like a little fairy :)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Recent work at Big Bang Creative

During February, I had some interesting illustration projects at Big Bang Creative. The sorts of projects that put you in a good mood as an illustrator and get you all excited for Spring!

Our Valentines Game - Love Ewe
Here is a screenshot of our Valentine's Game 'Love Ewe'. I loved designing this game. It was a bit random combination of sheep and hearts, but I think it's quite cute :)

Have a play and see if you can catch your wooly valentine! Watch out for the naughty little wolf dressed in sheep's clothing!

Big Bang Creative have just launched its Spring Offers. For this page on the Big Bang site I decided to add some illustration elements with the bright, cheerful colours of spring. A nice project to get you in a very very happy mood!

I have also been working on a NEW Easter flash game, which will be coming out very soon. Here is a little taster of the illustrations that I have been creating for it. Fun fun fun!! :)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Illustration Friday - Swarm

My illustration for this week's topic 'Swarm' developed naturally over an afternoon of painting and doodling with my two nieces.

The session started fairly clean and tidy with just me and my ten year old niece 'being very sensible'. My three year old niece wanted to join in the fun, and things soon became a bit messy! The finger painting came out to play - yellow dots everywhere! The genius in me decided to turn these exciting yellow dots into BEES. This humoured the little one in particular :)

Hope you enjoy them as much as we did our finger painting session!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Milkhope Centre, Blagdon

Cane and Pine Design

Cane and Pine Design
Cane and Pine Design
Cane and Pine Design

I had a lovely visit to The Milkhope Centre in Blagdon on Sunday. This wonderful place offers specialist shops including garden machinery and furniture, ladies fashion, soft furnishings, farm produce and fine artwork.

The most exciting place for me was Cane and Pine Design. It was like walking into HEAVEN! So much to explore between different styles of furniture, accessories and small gifts. I did manage to treat myself to two small decorative hearts to hang in my studio. I have a funny feeling I'll be visiting again soon for round two!

If you live in the North East and have a passion for beautiful things - you must make it there!! :)