Friday, 18 September 2015

Duck Egg Green #colour_collective

This week's #colour_collective was Duck Egg Green, and as lovely as the colour is, it just didn't muster up any vivid scenes in my mind when I sat and thought about what my piece for the colour was going to be! Because of that, I defaulted back to dino mode and opted for something simple and to the point that wasn't going to take too long to perfect as I only had a day to finalise it before posting. My strategy worked, and I ended up with a simple image with a muted colour palette that I think I'm pretty happy with overall.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Bunny Friendly Beauty Tag

After seeing this tag on Morag's blog I thought it'd make for a nice little post on my own blog as my two year cruelty free cosmetics anniversary is coming up in October – yippee!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Phthalo Blue #colour_collective: Process

I recently received a blog comment suggesting that I should share my colouring process of sketches, so I bared that in mind while digitally colouring my offering for this week's #colour_collective and documented as much of the process as I remembered to; I coloured the image over 2 days, so as you'd expect I neglected to take screen grabs towards the end of colouring the piece – sorry!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Rob Ryan at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yesterday, on an extremely dreary Tuesday, me and my friend Jenny (check out her Instagram, she's a fab artist) headed out to Yorkshire Sculpture Park to check out Rob Ryan's current exhibition, made up of various paper cut, laser cut and screenprinted pieces.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Tea Rose #colour_collective

#colour_collective kicked off right at the beginning of the year on Twitter right after #illo_advent finished, and in all those months I never participated – not even once! – right up until yesterday, when I joined in for the Tea Rose colour. If you're not aware, #colour_collective is a weekly drawing prompt where illustrators are given a colour to work with, and on Friday evening at 7.30pm GMT everyone posts together and Twitter goes blummin' mental. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

(A Weary) Hello, September

We're 2 days into September and already I feel bogged under by all the 'Hello September/Autumn' posts – what is wrong with all you folk seemingly being so glad to see the back of summer?! For me, September's a sad time because it marks the end of summer, and the beginning of what feels like a lifetime of dark mornings and cold, rainy days. 

Monday, 31 August 2015

A Dino Illo

Mid last week, I decided to take on the task of completing the Amelia's Colourful Colouring Companion Open Brief, with two days to get a full illustration and a linework illustration completed between my shifts at Lush. In the end I managed it, but as you'd expect, I wasn't too pleased with my offerings.