Archive for October, 2009

Halloween Caricature-Workshops

Monday, October 26th, 2009
Halloween caricature Workshop

Halloween caricature Workshop

I’ve been asked by the Long Eaton Art Room to do three 45 minute taster sessions on 31st October -I’ve decided to do

Halloween Caricature- Workshops, the good news is that the workshops are being  funded through a successful funding application.

This is the promotional cartoon I have done quickly today, whilst listening to Paolo Nutini-my husband treated me to the album ‘Sunny Side Up’ this weekend, my favourite song is Pencil Full Of Lead!!

Paolo Nutini-Sunny Side Up!

Paolo Nutini-Sunny Side Up!

Quad Exhibition

Monday, October 19th, 2009

During the month of August, I was fortunate to be asked by the Quad to help with several digital family workshops

Interactive Forest, Virtual Telescopes, Animation X & Touch Screen Games, I really enjoyed every minutes of the workshops and gained lots of invaluable experience. Before I went on holiday to Devon  I was asked to do Photoshop work- cleaning up the photographs that had been taken of the families artwork, there was a lot of plastercine models which needed their  backgrounds made transparent-in technical terms!!

I was also given the opportunity to submit some of my own work to the final exhibition, which would mainly be used for the interactive Forest and was delighted to be told that I would be credited!

As I’ve been really busy since I returned back from my holidays, I’ve not had the chance to visit the Quad and look at the final exhibition. I definitely  going to visit in the next two weeks as I’m really quite excited about it all!!

Please see the artwork I submitted, each element had to be individual, hence thats why the artwork is a little  random!

Do hope you like them……?

Forest Illustrations

Forest Illustrations

Silver-studded Blue butterfly

Monday, October 12th, 2009

I have recently updated my website and you will notice that I have changed my homepage fairy to more of a pre-school style.(which I’ve tried to look like me )!

If you look closely to the wings of the fairy, they have proper butterfly textured wings. The texture has been taken from a picture of a Silver- studded Blue butterfly that my brother was able to capture in his hanging basket, this summer. I changed the colour of the texture, by using duo tones in Photoshop CS3

I hope you like the new Fairy-all comments and feedback very welcome!

Fairy illustration

Fairy illustration

Silver-studded  blue butterfly

Silver-studded blue butterfly

Silver-studded  blue butterfly

Silver-studded blue butterfly

Return To The Hundred Acre Wood

Monday, October 5th, 2009

‘Return To  The Hundred Acre Wood’ a brand new ‘Winnie The Pooh‘ story is on sale from today………..I’m nervously intrigued!

I can’t wait to read the new story and look at the illustrations, apparently there is a new character in the story, a Otter called ‘Lottie

I’ve had a quick look around for the best price and  Amazon is tops at the mo at £7.14 with FREE delivery! self!!!

Do let me know what to think to the new ‘Return To One Hundred Acre Wood’ by David Benedictus, A.A. Milne, E.H. Shepard, and Mark Burgess.

What I’ve seen of the cover, it all appears to be done tastefully and in keeping!!

Return to Hundred Acre Wood cover

Return to Hundred Acre Wood cover

Do let me know your thoughts on the new story, I’d love to hear from you!

Lottie the Otter

Lottie the Otter

Devon Memories-Doodle Diary!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Doodle Dairy Icecream

Wine Illustration

Wine Illustration

Icecream Illustration

Icecream Illustration

Mortehoe Hill & Kite-illustration

Mortehoe Hill & Kite-illustration

During this holiday I have started to keep a Doodle Diary-I bought this chunky little blue sketch book from ‘Shore & Moor’ the little gift shop in Mortehoe! When I come back from my holidays my head is always full of lovely memories the week after, so this time I’ve decided to  continue with the Diary and  sketch a few memories that I wouldn’t forget ! Do enjoy………..

Minty -The Caterpillar!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

When We left for our Hols, We had a lovely green Mint plant growing in our kitchen window- to discover when we returned it was a very sparse looking Mint plant, but sitting on a top leaf  still munching away …we received a warm welcome from our new pet ‘Minty- The Very Hungry Caterpillar’!!

Please let me introduce you to Minty!!

Perhaps you may know which caterpillars like Mint and what the butterfly will be?

Caterpillar Illustration

Caterpillar Illustration

Textures for my illustrations-Photoshop CS3

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Caterpillr

Caterpillar

rI had a fun time during my Holiday taking photos of Textures for my illustrations, Heres a couple for my texture photos folder and a good one of a furry friend we met on holiday!!  I have a few illustration  ideas which I’m going to experiment with in Photoshop CS3, lets see if all goes to plan?

Leaf Texture

Leaf Texture

Leaves Texture

Leaves TextureCaterpillar

Giant Cliff Fungi !!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Whilst Walking along the Cliffs of Baggy Point, Mortehoe, We stubbled across these Giant Cliff Fungi’s-I have exciting illustration plans for these Fungi, so watch this space!

Giant Fungi

Giant Fungi

Giant Round Fungi

Giant Round Fungi

Does anyone know the name of theses Fungi?

Woolacombe

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Cream Teas Woolacombe

Cream Teas Woolacombe

Woolacombe is a more like a little surfing town just about  a 20 minutes down hill walk from Mortehoe.

Woolacombe Cream Teas are delicious, I have decided that plain/warm scones make the best cream teas. Woolacombe has lots of trendy surfing shops and a little Seafront Gallery. My husband treated me to a little fused glass picture of a boat for our bathroom and a flowery sun hat  because I forgot to pack my own!

Hat & Boat

Hat & Boat

The Yellow Pages

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
The Yellow Pages- Yellow Door

The Yellow Pages- Yellow Door

The Yellow Pages-The  Yellow pages had been delivered that morning in Appledore!! I think this picture is worthy of a photography prize, any suggestions?


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