Thursday, 3 October 2013

fox cycletots

I've been working with fox cycling in Portishead, Bristol to develop some characters for their foxcycletots classes.  Each character was designed to illustrate a different stage of learning to ride a balance bike or a pedal bike.  It was a lot of fun to come up with the faces of the characters and further develop my skills in Illustrator.  I'm particularly pleased with the bicycle wheels!  There is a trail of posters around Portishead, each with it's own little cycling challenge and a top tip from each character.  I'm particularly fond of Foxy (of course) and Molly, she's on the move!

I rather enjoyed drawing the icons for the Fox Trail - as I'm not too familiar with Portishead.  The light house was fun to draw and I'm sure I've been to the open air swimming pool a few times in my life although please don't ask me for directions as you may end up in the Severn Estuary.  

new print designs

Hello!  I've recently finished these new designs for art prints and a range of cards.  I've had a few printed and they're proving quite popular.  Each one started as a pencil drawing which I then altered in Adobe Illustrator.  It's been a really fun thing to learn and develop my Illustrator skills, I hope to do some more to go with them but I'm not sure what to draw.  I'm sure it'll come to me at some point, probably in the middle of the night...  They are all available now in my etsy and folksy shops.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

more hairy things!

I'm back again already!

I was trying to think of something to put on a tea towel.  my first thought was fruit and my second thought was faces.  so in the end I combined fruit and faces.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

new work

hello!  Long time no see... I've been neglecting my poor blog (again) sorry.  there are just too many things to do!  some of which are too boring to mention (hoovering) etc. 
so... I've been trying out some card designs - having been to pulse and picked up a brochure for cards designed by the lovely laura skilbeck.  so here are a few of my try outs.

I still think a few of them need some work but it's nice to have actually started and to have come up with some things that may lead to sets of cards.  that beaver definitely needs a friend (other than the ladybird in the  picture).  the happy birthday card with all of the hand drawn fonts was accidental, having drawn them out and arranged them on a page together I thought I might as well make a card out of those too.
I had an idea for another beard card, the one below is for any occasion.  I'm not sure which (if any) will ever make it to the printers but I'm having lots of fun.  hopefully I'll be back soon with more goodies!

Monday, 29 April 2013

greetings cards for an estate agent


I've just finished designing these house related greetings cards for my dad's estate agency.  it was fun to do and quite refreshing.  I did them all completely digitally which is a first for me and it was great to be able to change the colours at the click of a button. the colours look a bit mad on my screen or some reason (maybe as they are cmyk images for printing).  my dad liked them anyway!  They all have the bird house and a row of houses printed on their insides too. tweet!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

laser cut jewellery!

it's been a while since I last updated my blog (naughty!).  I've had a good excuse though... I've been designing and making a whole range of wooden and acrylic laser cut jewellery.  it's been really amazing seeing it all come together - I want to wear it all at once!  you can see the whole range in my etsy shop.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

christmas cards

This week has been about christmas cards!  I'm hoping to get them printed before I go off to spitalfields market in london.

I wasn't sure about this one - whether to print it with a blue background or a white one.  most people I asked wither said blue or both so I think I'll go for blue.  I did it entirely on the computer which is unusual for me but fun all the same. 

I just did this one for fun but thought it was quite amusing so I'll get some printed.   I'm not sure who is going to buy them though!