Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chrysler Building


Which of these is looking the best? I've always been fascinated by the design of the Chrysler Building so whipped one up for Week 4 of #7daystocreate !

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tea Time!


Made this a few weeks ago as a public service announcement to remind myself and others to take a break from the computer and take a tea break!


And then thought about taking the teacup and making it into a lapel pin. 
What do you guys think?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Hello Mauritius!


When I was a kid I used to collect stamps. (Such a nerd right?) I loved that you could learn so much about a place through stamps - I would often go and research the different and exotic places that I saw. I still have a stamp book full of the stamps I collected! Recently it's also been so lovely being part of the Postcrossing community and receiving and exchanging postcards from all over the world! Always so interesting to see different countries' stamps!

So this is my first stab at a postage stamp. 

For me nothing quite says "Mauritius" like the Dodo bird especially as it was the only known habitat of the bird! The Dodo was first spotted by Dutch settlers when they arrived in Mauritius in 1598 and it was hunted to extinction in 1662.

A few process sketches.




Playing around with colour.

 The final piece. 

I'm thinking of trying an even more limited colour palette too, possibly even it being completely linework. What do you think?

You can take a look at some interesting stamps here and here!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Howzit!

A self initiated piece created last year for the Alexander's Band "Hello" exhibition at The Drawing Room.



Close-up detail

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Look What Came In The Post!

Don't you just love snail mail? Here are some postcards I received from some fellow Postcrossers.



A postcard from Disneyland from Irene, USA! One day I really hope to make it there myself! I love the postage stamps, stickers and washi tape she used and that she included the temperature it was there when she sent the card!




This postcard was from Kris from Kamehatka, Russia. The detail on the buildings on the stamps are incredible!



This Frozen postcard was from Jialin from New York, USA! She was keen to do a direct swap. How gorgeous are the stamps?!



Such a lovely postcard from Regine in Germany! I love that the postcard says "Where do you want to go next?" especially as I've been to London, Paris and Rome and am dreaming of going to New York!




This postcard is from Sam in Hong Kong. The front illustration shows the process of making China!

Monday, November 9, 2015