Thanks to Scriberia, I had the priviledge of doing an illustration for the Wellcome Trust‘s new Spotlight event series. The trust does a whole range of great work and the exhibitions put on next door by the Wellcome Collection are always worth going to. Currently they are showing Death: A self-portrait . Find out more here.
Yes, it is HAPPENING. I kind of held off for as long as I could but now that Christmas biscuit tins are in the stores and I’ve already heard Frank Sinatra twice while out I am just going to give in to the whole holiday thing. So I foraged berries, fir and holly and photographed some new work for my store. Cards doubling up as tree ornaments! A botanical tea-towel (also good after Christmas, nothing too crazy on it!) and a bronze ink screenprinted card…what more could you want? See/buy it all in my Etsy shop here.
The ladies at Agency Rush worked with Crush and Glug to put on a night of illustration in Brighton last week where I did some live drawing to the theme of Gunpowder, Treason & Plot. It was a really nice evening with great talks by Margot Bowman, Modern Love and Chrissie Macdonald. I got to draw alongside Eleni Kalorkoti and Suzi Kemp with Georgina Luck doing watercolours and Amy Harris creating a 3-D illustration. Since we had an all female group of artists and speakers I decided to draw a girl plotter with a historically accurate feathered hat and potentially historically inaccurate gunpowder rockets. All photos are by Richard Rowland.
Saji is a food magazine from Japan and I was lucky enough to do the cover illustration for the current issue on wagashi. I have to say when I got this in the mail it was very exciting. The cover is printed with a gloss and the colour turned out super bright (always good in my book) The whole magazine is a joy to leaf through with it’s different paper stocks, lovely photographs and a whole host of beautiful illustrations. It’s so nice to see your work in print and be 100% happy with how it turned out, it doesn’t happen nearly enough!
I have been drawing a lot of food these days for a new project, more information to come soon!
I entered the Observer/Cape short story prize once before because my friend Alex and I had written a little story and quite liked it. Unfortunately I got ill just before and ended up drawing the whole thing in a feverish delirium one afternoon and it was pretty awful (not in a good way) So this year we’ve tried our hand again and I managed not to get ill and actually tried to draw it properly. So here’s two sample panels. It’s about love/hurt/dead animals…all your classic ingredients!