Friday, 20 September 2013

Yay you graduated but...You haven't finished learning yet.

I got my latest piece finished! 

I'm experimenting with some different printing techniques and ways of finishing artwork. I've just purchased something that I think is going to help me with these experiments ... keep an eye out on my instagram/twitter tomorrow to find out what! ;)

Monday, 9 September 2013


I'm currently working on a small illustration that revolves around the theme Infinity. I'm not particularly skilled at Maths or Science and so tried to avoid the meaning in that context so chose to look at the idea of our infinite universe.
The night sky is full of little wonders, and many more that we haven't even seen or discovered but trying to put that into an illustration I want to keep fairly simple is proving to be pretty headache inducing. But i'm giving it a go so fingers crossed...
Anyway I'm hoping to have this done by the end of this week but here's my progress so far:

Trying to push some more character development in the recent projects, having fun coming up with them.
Where do hummingbirds come into it? You'll have to wait and see until next time ;)

Like I said before, illustrating the vast space had me stumped so I experimented around a bit, below is one of the more successful results with a bit of ink blotting. 

The image is now on the lino so stay tuned for this weeks results by following my twitter and Instagram!

Summer fun.

After dropping my artwork off at Funky Aardvark gallery, we set off up North for my Pops' 50th birthday in the Lakes. Just what you need after finishing a project and a degree course. It was bliss.

Surrounded by stunning views and taking this guy (The bedraggled Jack Russell pictured) for numerous walks and paddles in lakes, I couldn't help but pick up a pencil:

After sketching the cottage owners beautiful little dog, I got back into a stylised project which was to illustrate an Italian proverb.
 I chose "At the table, surrounded by good food and friends, One does not grow old".

I'm finding that each project brings on a further progression of learning about your craft, from little discoveries to significant changes, and i'm ok with that. (In other words I'm still learning!) But i'm pleased to say that I believe i'm going in the right direction.

Pop on over to to see the finished illustration of my Italian proverb.

Something a little extra...

In between the showery spells we have here in Wales I've been getting out and about for a bit of inspiration. So I hopped in the Car with my Taid and spent the day on Bala lake. 

Nipped in to see my work on show at the Funky Aardvark gallery.
Available to view and buy at Funky Aardvark gallery in Chester, right next to my favourite cafe Mad Hatters!

Funky Aardvark Update

The past couple of updates on here have been about my pieces of art that I was getting ready for a gallery exhibit. I was asked to be a part of a graduate exhibition called In with the New at a gallery in Chester.
I wanted to create some fresh new things after the stress of finishing uni and wanted to have a bit of fun with them. Focusing on character design I continued the theme of social media from my project in Uni, this time using Instagram.
I'm pleased with how they came out, check them out below ...