Year of the Dog 2018 Spoonflower Contest

Dogs All Year Round! This is my entry into this weeks @spoonflower contest 'Year of the Dog'. Voting open now!

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Skillshare Workshop – Master 5 Complex Patterns in two weeks

Hello! I'm currently taking part in a Skillshare workshop run by the talented designer Bonnie Christine. You are welcome to follow my progress by view the project page, I'll be updating this every few days with new drawings and work for the next two weeks. Skillshare Project Page for Bonnie Christines workshop "Master 5 Complex … Continue reading Skillshare Workshop – Master 5 Complex Patterns in two weeks

100 Days Project: First 10 Days of Illustration

Over the past 10 days I've undertaken my first 100 days project with the aim of re-defining my drawing style making it more versatile and appealing. Some days it is hard to find time, energy or headspace to sit down and get something done but if you force it upon yourself it is ultimately worth … Continue reading 100 Days Project: First 10 Days of Illustration

The 100 Day Project: 100 Days of Illustration – Day 1!

With my recent foray back into drawing and particularly pattern design I've felt the need to try and improve my techniques and hone in on more of my own 'style'. It's been a good few years since I finished art college and I've done little drawing or art since then so any skills I gained … Continue reading The 100 Day Project: 100 Days of Illustration – Day 1!

Watercolour Insects Design Challenge

This week I have entered a new design into the Spoonflower design challenge. This weeks theme is Whimsical Watercolour Insects. I've greatly enjoyed doing this design and am pleased with it - I feel like I'm getting the hang of the repeating pattern and think this design looks much closer to a 'professional' one than … Continue reading Watercolour Insects Design Challenge

Jackalope Jinx Fabric Design – Spoonflower Competition

I've been working hard in the evenings over the last few weeks on a new venture of pattern design for fabric and other applications! Getting back into drawing and illustration has been really great as it has been a long time since I did any. I entered my first Spoonflower Design Competition last week themed … Continue reading Jackalope Jinx Fabric Design – Spoonflower Competition

Foray into Surface Design – Patterns Galore!

It's all been a bit quiet on the blog here - I've been re-learning Adobe Illustrator and re-working drawings from sketchbooks into designs and repeating patterns for surface design! These I hope to print onto fabric for creation of many home ware and soft furnishing pieces. Working with nature based designs and animal illustrations plus … Continue reading Foray into Surface Design – Patterns Galore!

New Illustration Designs on Society6

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 I'm really pleased to announce that I've launched three new designs on Society6 which are now available as prints, canvases, cushions, bags, notepads and more! The works feature mixed media of fine pen illustrations based on old fashioned scientific etchings of the natural world. These are then placed with some swirling colourful ink work to … Continue reading New Illustration Designs on Society6

Succulent Maddness! Affordable Potted Plants For Easy, Low Maintenance Style

Oh no! Another post about succulents! I cant help it! Listen, I just got back from a quick trip to Homebase DIY store upon where I spotted some really nice succulents in sturdt ceramic pots. The plants are of a good size and pots are in a range of muted pastel and earthy shades, for … Continue reading Succulent Maddness! Affordable Potted Plants For Easy, Low Maintenance Style