Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
It never struck me until recently, but I really love pixel art! I saw a bunch of awesome illustrations on a Redbubble store a little while ago (here) and got inspired to try some for myself. I'm not brilliant at it, which is why I made two versions of this illustration (at least one might be decent!). I think I might have drawn a bit of an evil version of Zelda too, she looks like she's smirking/up to no good but trying to cover up her misdeeds with cuteness! And on the first illustration, it sort of looks like she's coming out of the game world - I just don't trust her!
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Next up in my GoT/ASOIAF series is this vintage-y poster based on Sansa Stark aka Little Bird! Sansa has a serious thing for lemon cakes, so I decided that she'd have a little business selling cakes in The Vale. I wanted to make this poster slightly more colourful than my previous Jon Snow poster, as that one was definitely muted and more washed out, I guess. I also tried to limit myself to just using a few colours and I think it worked pretty well! That can often be the hardest part, just deciding on the colour palette - it seems like it should be so simple!
My next poster will feature Khal Drogo, so one for Tara & Jade I think.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Another round up of cute things I've spotted on Etsy this month!
I particularly love the bunny wall decal - what an awesome idea! You can peel these stickers off and reuse them, without them damaging your walls. There are loads of other designs to choose from too! I guess they are primarily aimed at children, but I'd definitely be happy to decorate my room with them.
I also really adore the cute fox face brooch. I think it's so detailed and the colours are beautiful! This is probably more of a springtime accessory, but look at it's little face aha.
I hope you like my picks, which are your favourites?
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Thursday, 31 July 2014
I've been working on some gift ideas lately ranging from wedding invitations to personalised anniversary illustrations etc and I decided to ask Jennie if I could create one for her as an example. Jennie was happy for me to create anything, all she asked for was that the year '2008' was incorporated somewhere.
Although I knew I would have to include a little sailboat somewhere to reflect the title of Jennie's blog!
Get in touch if you'd like to commission me to create something similar for you!
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Monday, 21 July 2014
I had the privilege to work on Cat's lovely blog this week - what an awesome commission to receive! As soon as I read through her first email, I felt really enthusiastic about starting as her ideas were so different; I knew this project was going to be fun and unique. Cat basically wanted me to design a cute, superhero character based on her - a 'CatGirl' and to create a header with a comic book feel. She wanted her character to be sprinting away, with a cityscape in the background (I added the cat companion because I thought it'd be cute!). Cat also wanted a pattern to use as a background, so I created a few more versions of the character in various hero poses along with some beauty products and her awesome cat-eye sunglasses. I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
I think it's a little different to anything I've seen on other blogs, kudos to Cat for dreaming up something so awesome! I really hope you all like it too.