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Mollie Makes Issue 63 Illustration Commission

I was super excited to be asked to design and illustrate a set of 8 pages for UK based Magazine Mollie Makes. The brief was to include a variety of quotes and patterns and use a fresh colour palette across the work. I chose quotes that inspire me and are fun as well as a favourite colour palette I like to use – cool greens, pastel pinks, peach with a splash of gold.

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Gig Boat Illustration

I recently completed this sketch/illustration for GigRower’s Magazine. It’s not meant to be to scale but gives an working impression of all the different parts of a Gig boat. Living in Cornwall I get to frequently see these long boats cruising along the shore line so it was nice to be able to study this boat in more detail and find out what all the parts are.

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Digital Nomad – MATS BOOTCAMP

Here is my June assignment for MATS bootcamp-editorial illustration for an article on being a digital nomad. In this piece I experimented with textures and brushes in Photoshop having created the main part if it in illustrator. This is a new way of working for me as I usually tend to stick to just working in illustrator. I’m looking forward to working in this way more!

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Custom designed wedding products

I’ve just completed some new work for a couple of wedding related projects. The first I’d like to show you is this sweet illustrated portrait of a couple for their HAG (Hen/Stag) do. A friend of theirs commissioned me to illustrate them with their names and year of wedding and a hashtag of an in joke they all shared. I then screen printed them on tees so that the HAG party could all wear them on their fun day out! The second project was to come up with a few floral wedding motifs which could then be used in and across a couple’s wedding stationery and menus. All the flowers illustrated were the ones that would be used in the bride’s bouquet and around the wedding venue so I worked within a tight colour palette too. Handwritten lettering was also required for particular headings and names.

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GigRower Illustrated Wall Calendar 2015

GigRower commissioned me to illustrate their 2015 Gigrower Calendar. I had to include the entire season’s gig rowing regattas and races and then pick a few from each month to illustrate. The tricky part of this project was working out the overall design, making sure all the events fitted in and could still be readable. Visit www.GigRower.co.uk to buy. I really enjoyed drawing the iconic landmarks of each place and this has inspired me to draw more buildings and monuments.  

Wild and Free Floral Repeating Pattern

I’d thought I would share some floral patterns I’ve been working on recently. I used a couple of flowers I had created from my wild and free illustration and created a repeating pattern from them. I would love to see this pattern used on wrapping paper or journal cover design.  

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Fish supper illustrations

  Here are my new illustrations based on a fishy theme. I really wanted to create a piece which showed textures and patterns along a fishy theme. I also wanted to make sure I could carry the design through to a range of products. Below you can see how the design works for a greeting’s card or journal cover and also how it has been transferred to a one colour screen print on tea towels and cushions. I enjoyed limiting myself to this simple colour palette as it meant I had to include more textures to keep the print interesting.

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Catch of the day- MATS Bootcamp

This was MATS bootcamp assignment for February. To create a circular scene inspired by an artist that you admire. I chose the Norwegian artist and ceramic painter Turi Gramstad- Oliver of Figgjo Flint fame. If you are familiar with her work you may be able to tell my fisherman and creatures all have a similarly styled face.