It was my husband’s birthday this week and I knew I would have to bake his favourite cake – lemon drizzle with dark chocolate! As it is quite a simple cake to make and tastes delicious (if you’re a fan of citrus and chocolate) I felt it appropriate to illustrate the recipe and share on They Draw and Cook website. Here it is below- enjoy!
I’m delighted to announce I will be showing my work with Pure Illustration at the May Blueprint Show in New York. Since January I have been working on creating new pieces for my portfolio in particular greeting cards for a range of occasions. If you are based in the area or will be attending the show make sure to introduce yourself to Richard at Pure Illustration -booth number 11 from 12-16th May at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
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.
I’m very excited to share that I am now represented by the Pure Illustration Agency. If you are looking to license greeting cards, wrap, stationery items please get in touch with Richard at the agency. Website – www.pureillustration.co.uk
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.
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!
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.
Here is the finished design for April’s 2015 MATS Bootcamp Class set by Lilla Rogers. I really enjoyed putting together this poster and coming up with fake polaroids, postcards and drawing stationery items. I particularly loved coming up with the hand drawn lettering.
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.
Client: Brewershirts Brief: Illustrated one colour design centred around Brewershirts ethos and quote ‘Life is short. Drink good beer.’ Visit www.brewershirts.com to see it in use.
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.
This quote really inspired me to draw something floral and I wanted to create a design that could be transferred to a variety of mediums. Below you can see how my initial designs started and then how it has been used- I particularly like the cushions.
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.
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.
Client: Catriona Sanderson Brief: Design and illustrate a seaside themed party invitation.