Spread the Love! A Competition of Popularity!

Hey Y’all

I’ve just entered the Creative Safari open competition for Ohh Deer.

Help me out by spreading my birthday entry, linked below!

http://creativesafari.com/competition-entry/no-hugs-for-you/

No Hugs for You!

Ta Friends!

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15 minutes of Sketch Book fame

Well, I’m closing in on the second week of getting an illustration career together outside of the comfort of full time employment.

And I feel I’ve been making steady progress. I’ve never sent so many emails in my life, I’ve drawn things every day, produced several full colour, completed images, am working on a piece for a neat, up and coming children’s magazine and I’ve, without a shadow of a doubt, done more designing in the past week than I did for the entirety of my design job.

Probably.

Such is the nature of portfolio making I suppose.

Anyway, I thought, as I’ve been living the dream along with my ol’ ball and chain, Photoshop, I’d bring you a few shots of my sketchbook doodles. I figure, while it’s the end result that get you work, it’s kind of important to see how things progress as you’re going along and give a bit of limelight to those little, off the cuff bits and pieces that throw themselves into your head. So here are a few snippets of scribbles that have, are in the process of and hopefully will one day become fully fledged ideas, with functional limbs and beady eyes. And colour.

Obviously this is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my arsenal of unrealised scribbles, but it’s a nice little collection of doodles nonetheless.

sketch_cat sketch_hood sketch-goodbye-sketch sketch-Jensad-dev sketch-rain-girl-sketch sketch-red-riding

A Showcase in Milk Magazine and More Loving Doodles

So one of the reasons I got all loved up for valentines day (okay…the only real reason. I am dead inside it turns out.) is that the lovely folk at Milk Magazine offered me a showcase of work for valentines day. Well who am I to say no eh?

So I got out the pencils and did a little scribble or two and came up with these quick bits.

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To see the showcase and browse the magazine, go ahead and take a look here.

Back into the Swing of Things

Well, I did it.

It was terrible but I did it. The Intended-for-Summer-but-Actually-only-Done-in-the-Early-Autumn-the-Night-Before-Hand-in-Project is officially handed in. It is done. Complete. Finito.

So now let’s all move on to happier times and embrace the start of a new year, banishing thoughts of irritatingly time consuming prior projects, and subsequently the guilt of not having done them, to the wind and beginning afresh.

I have a shiny, new project with lots of lovely potential and handfuls of doodles I intend to screen print, now that I, once again, have access to all the glorious facilities of institutionalised education. And boy, am I intending to make use of those. Not so much for school work obviously, that’s just not how I roll.

My desk is currently decorated with new time tables and other scraps of paper with various, scribbled information for the new year, as well as the usual half a rainforest that seems to materialise every September/October in the form of sheets and sheets of administrative information I either already know, or will never look at.

Yes, it is officially back to school time.

Let’s all celebrate with a completely unrelated drawing of a fox.

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Bring on the new year! And with it, nice early bedtimes.

Goodnight.

x

It’s Technically not the Summer Anymore…

And thus begins my second year as a  West Country bumpkin.

So far it’s been going well, with a small but successful day selling zines at the Bristol Zine Fair, as organised by the folks from The Bearpit Zines collective, and I’ve had a good few weeks of very successfully avoiding doing my summer project by getting unhealthily obsessed with cooking.

So here’s some recent doodles to direct my mind away from the ludicrous thought of beginning said “summer” project…in October…the night before I hand it in…

…okay I will get on it soon. Under the watchful eyes of the judgemental ostrich.I suspect this guy may have been behind the mysterious disappearance of the cheesecake brownies I made this week…

And finally, I was also asked recently to design a simple, cartoon plane design to go on Tshirts for the organisation “The Epiphany Project”. This simple line drawing is what I came up with.

See? It might not be for uni, but I have been doing some kind of work esque things! It’s not all been fun, games and ostriches!

Alrighty, enough internet based procrastination. I am now, really and truly, going to go and do my *ahem* early autumn project. As it shall now be known.

Bath Spa are so lucky to have me.