Thursday, 14 December 2017

2017 favourites!

Looking for some inspiration after a bad day

It's a tricky one but I'm going to share my top ten favourite illustrations from this year - in no particular order. It's been such a busy year for creative monsoon thank you to everyone who purchased a print and thank you for all the wonderful feedback and encouragement. Looking forward to making lots more art next year!



Continuing a bit of a cat craze from last year - Nefferkitty

Weeks were spent trying to prefect the pineapple! Finally I had a look I loved



Phases of the moon is the first work in a new range that's also aimed at grown ups



Rainbow lion based on an original collage


Fine my prints at www.creative-monsoon.com

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

evolution of a bunny


I thought I'd share some pictures of the process that goes into my illustration work using this rabbit I've been working on for the past couple of days. It always amazes me how such a slight change to shapes and positioning can make such an enormous difference. First I start with sketches, sketches and more sketches getting the shapes and styles right, this can go for days, sometimes weeks even. Then it's onto the computer. Always good to step away for a while and come back to an illustration with fresh eyes later.


Lots of sketching first

Getting the shapes worked out 
Who ate all the carrots

That's more like it!


Saturday, 28 January 2017

the lookouts

'The Lookout I' 

Excited to share the finished images of these two new landscapes I've been working on this month. The Lookout I and The Lookout II. Digital collages from security envelope lining, photography and watercolour washes, with cut paper on board. 25x25cm

'The Lookout II' 

This year I've set myself the challenge of going more three dimensional with my work, particularly with the landscapes. It was also nice to try and work with a different colour palette for a landscape with the pinks and greens.






They will be on show at Aspire Gallery next month 1 - 15 February as part of Petite Pieces 2017.
53 Kennedy Terrace Paddington