Thursday, 20 November 2014

Amelia's Magazine Illustration - Little May

Here is an illustration that I did last month for Amelia's magazine and her interview with Australian trio Little May. I was really inspired by one of their older music videos 'Hide'... with truly beautiful images of bonfires in forests.

Amelia, of Amelia's Magazine, is also currently running a kickstarter campaign, to fund a wonderful golden book, titled 'That Which We Do Not Understand'. Her campaign can be found here, and it really does look to be a fantastic publication, full of amazing work from illustrators and writers from across the world. Do pledge if you can! 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Tongue Twister

1:25 model of my design

Photographs from 'The Tongue Twister' by Luke Walker, directed by Alyx Tole. As part of the 247 Festival in Manchester...

There once was a land where rhyming was banned
If spoken or even a whisper
And if you were caught you’d soon understand
Why the bogeyman’s called The Tongue Twister!
 But in walks a boy who rhymes all the time 
Forever speaking in verse
To rhyme is sublime and should not be a crime 
His tongue is surely a curse …

Photographs by David Severn

Haringey Shed Summer Project

This summer I designed Haringey Shed's summer school production based at the circus! The kids involved got to learn lots of circus skills from Upswing and so much fun was had by everyone. It wouldn't have been possible without the amazing group of volunteers that helped make it happen, including my amazing assistant illustrator extraordinaire Chloe Wyatt who designed and painted the wonderful poster. 2 weeks hard work paid off!

Photographs by Tracey Anderson.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Painting Bins at Glastonbury Festival

Some photos from Glastonbury 2014. Painted the bins again and had such a wonderful, sunny few weeks, with the best bin painting friends.

Friday, 11 April 2014

27, Haringey Shed

I've just finished working on designing and realising '27' a new play for Haringey Shed, a modern day re-telling of Lord of the Flies at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

Production Photos by Tracey Anderson

 The story begins with a group of children and young people finding themselves mysteriously shipwrecked on an island. Running parallel to the original story of Lord of the Flies, suspicion and anger begins to rise amongst the many children thrust together, and tensions rise. The Makepeace family, who arrived on the island before the rest of the group are inspired by Nelson Mandela's 27 years on Robben Island, and leave clues around the island to help to bring the group together in peace.

1:25 Model of the Design

Costume Designs

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Glastonbury Emerging Talent

About 2 weeks ago, I suddenly became very excited about Glastonbury 2014. I found myself reminiscing about last year, when I went to the festival for the very first time, and painted bins for a ticket (blog post here). It had to be one of the best experiences I'd had, meeting so many wonderful people, having the chance to have the fields of Glastonbury as my back garden for 3 weeks, and playing (admittedly a minor) part in the making of the festival.Which was of course, incredible fun.

And then, a few days later Amelia put a call out for illustrators for her shortlist of Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Contest for Amelia's Magazine. I just had to give it a go! 
I illustrated for Alev Lenz, and I loved being introduced to her music, which is incidentally wonderful to draw to. Amelia's shortlisted artists can be seen at her blog post here. Also showcased is George Boomsma and Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles.

Now more than ever, I am extremely excited for June to arrive, as I head off to paint bins once more!  I really hope I get to see Alev perfom at Glastonbury, but fingers crossed to all involved in the Emerging Talent Contest.
(West Holts field, bins painted by Winnie, myself, and Anna)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Dustin Tebbutt

Hello! This time last week I was trying to get my illustration finished for Amelia's Magazine. Since it's gone online, I've been rather busy researching for a new project, so have just found the time to update my blog now.... with the illustration!

Dustin Tebbutt is a singer songwriter who relocated to Sweden, intrigued about Scandinavia, and music scene to be found there. I found the music really great to draw to, and was somewhat influenced by the grey, wintry weather we've been having at the moment... 

Have a read of the article here, and check out Claudine O'Sullivan's great portrait of him too!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Ziad Ghanem

Today, my first illustration for Amelia's Magazine has gone online. Included within an interview with Ziad Ghanem, it has many photographs of his fabulously sumptuous and opulent S/S14 collection, inspired by Queen Victoria, as well as many other illustrative interpretations.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Elephants and Sailing Boats

Christmas Crafting Part 2 - Elephants and Sailing Boats


Christmas Card Crafting Factory part 1

And, now, Christmas is over! I've pulled it out to its full length, yet again, but truly it is no more. Decorations are well and truly packed away. However, I'll take the chance instead to show some of the things that have left my Christmas crafting factory over the past few weeks.

My biggest commission this time was a set of Christmas cards; all handmade and 175 in number. All ended up to be completely individual from the next! Inspired by Christmassy brass bands, I managed to incorporate some of the family's drawings as well!


To be continued...