Thursday, 31 July 2014

Z is for Zebra!

Wanted to do an Illustration aimed at children for my portfolio and after a lot of looking at children's stories and not being able to settle on one,  I decided a Zebra was a good way to go instead!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 2: Alphabet

So I redid my Alphabet one, it used to be 'F is for Flowers' but I was never happy with it and looking back now I just didn't think I could re-do it to make it look good so I did a colourful Alphabet instead which I'm MUCH happier with!

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 30: Home Is Where The Heart Is

Just one left to do plus the ones I've skipped, I'll have to see if I can come up with some ideas for them! Pretty pleased with this one! I think it's cute!

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 29: Childhood Adventures

This was one I really struggled to come up with an idea for! But I used to love my scooter when I was little and that's what I spent my summers doing when I was younger going round on a scooter or roller blades or a bike so I thought I'd go with that!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 24: A Journey

...I missed another day, Day 23: Funny Faces. I can't for the life of me come up with an idea for it so I moved on and just did this one which took me 3 whole days!! But I really like it! I've not done anything this detailed in AGES!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 19: Handwritten

This is another one I was worried about, I have the worst handwriting you've ever seen. This is a handwritten font I made a few weeks ago for other projects and thought it'd work well for this!

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 18: Linear

I was worried about this one when I saw the theme, I don't do much just line art but I'm really pleased with how it turned out! It could be the colours! So pretty and piiiink!

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 17: Collections

I liked this idea better as a sketch, it just didn't turn out quite right as a final thing but ..I don't know..maybe its the colours?...Or just that I can't draw cats very well!

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 16: On The Spot

Not much to say about this one, pretty happy with it though!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 11: Male Pattern

..I've missed out a day..yep. Day 10 was Make Your Mark, but I'm not much of a mark maker, I don't use paint or any kind of physical mark making things like that so I've left that one for now, I might go back later and try and do it but I don't know, we'll see! Here's Male Pattern!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 9: In Bloom

I wanted to use a bolder colour palette than what I usually use for this one! I wanted it to look sort of acid-y? I'll have to leave it for a bit and look back later to decide if I like it or not!

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 8: Good Luck

I really did struggle with ideas for this one, I didn't want to just do a four leaved clover I thought that was way too obvious. So I thought maybe a rabbit's foot,
so I was just going to do the shape of a rabbit foot but it didn't look obvious enough to show what it was so I did a whole little bunny instead! Hopefully it makes sense..

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 5: Food Glorious Food!

Considering I'm slightly obsessed with food I really struggled to choose what to do for this one! First it was cakes, then it was ice lollys, then it was going to be red food, then cakes again and I settled on pick n mix, because I love pick n mix and its so pretty!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 4: Cheers!

I thought I'd struggle with this one becuase all I could think of at first was beer or wine which is what you usually get on cards that have drinks on But I wanted to do something girly and so I thought I'd do cocktails! Turned out better than I thought it would!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Tigerprint Gifted Competition Day 3: Capture The Moment

I struggled with an idea for this one, I didn't want to just do a drawing of a retro camera! So I tried to think of phrases to do with taking pictures and stuff like that and this was a big slogan when I was in middle school so I thought I'd use it for this! On a side note, I have done Day 2, which is alphabet but I'm not happy with it yet and I've just had an idea of how to improve it so I'll post that when I've redone it, which might not be for a while because I know it'll take me aaaages!!! 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014

What I've Been up to Since Uni...

So I thought I'd do a little update because I've not really done that yet and I've not posted a lot of work since finishing uni. Couple of reasons for that, first of all I got really ill after uni and ended up in hospital in September. Turns out I have Crohn's disease and I was in and out of hospital for the majority of the next 6 months after that, so it's been disruptive for my Illustration work to say the least. However I am designing cards for The Paintbox, I've not posted full images of the designs I've done because obviously they're exclusive to that agency but I thought I'd just post a little montage of some of the designs I have done for that. It's mostly Christmas because that's the most popular genre and the most in demand, which is challenging to keep coming up with ideas but I'm actually really enjoying it and I think it's pushing me to be more creative and I do think my designs have gotten better as I've gone on. So that's my update, I'm going to keep trying to find time to do random illustrations just for myself and my portfolio that I'll be able to post on here regularly. I'm going to aim for at least one a week so stay tuned! Hope you're all well! :)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014


Wanted to add some more children's illustration to my portfolio so did what was originally an idea for a book cover for Goldilocks and the Three Bears but I didn't want to put any text on it in the end so just left it as it is!

Friday, 6 June 2014

FanArtFriday: Pocahontas

I've decided to start a new weekly post of FanArtFriday! Just because I enjoyed doing my Little Mermaid Picture last week so much I thought I ought to treat myself once a week to something fun. Also since I can't really post any of the work I do most of the week it'll give me something to actually post on here! So here's my Pocahontas fan art!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Little Mermaid

Today I decided to treat myself to some fan art! I used to spend all my time when I was about 16 doing all sorts of fan art but since uni I never really had time! Today I did! So I did it!! I wanted to practice drawing bodies too because that's a weak point of mine and I want to get better at it. So here is my ode to Ariel!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tigerprint Competition Entries!

My entries for the current Tigerprint competition. The theme was Kid's characters! I had a lot of fun doing these because I haven't done a lot of kid's stuff or even character stuff since uni so it was fun challenging myself! 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Happy Birthday Amelia

Just a little card design I did for my boyfriend's niece whose birthday it is on Friday! So Happy 7th Birthday Amelia! :)