A time for too much chocolate and Xmas TV! Enjoy!
Monday, 1 December 2008
Here's some bits'n'bobs I picked up on my way round - a decorate-it-yourself edible ring, a t-shirt charm, a little wooden fish (that I fished with a rod from a barrel) and oddly enough a spring.
A tower of shiny discs each personalised by a Friday Later. Mine's the one in the middle, not that you can make out anything much in the photo :) And in the most beautiful room in the building which is part of the cafe people were playing RockStar (below).
It was great to be in the museum late and a DJ in the foyer playing 80s/90s power ballads was pretty fab.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
I'd definitely recommend a browse :)
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Friday, 3 October 2008
As promised, another one from the sketchbook. Ok, it's not on the 'home' theme as before but it's another little everyday interior scene. Back to the days of times-tables and spelling tests and waiting for the bell to ring for break time.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
My new minicards from Moo, 100 cards in total. After first coming across Moo a few months ago I finally decided to get some of my own as a replacement for my earlier batch of business cards. It took a bit of thought but I settled on these 4 of my illustrations to feature on them. As tempting as it was I decided against the option of having a different image on each card but I think 100 all different cards laid out would have looked pretty impressive.
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Here's what became of my earlier "Work-in-Progress". All bright and colourful, not exactly how I'd describe my own high street even though it was the influence for this. A yellow sky is always nicer than the grey one that's been hovering over London the past couple days.
Coffee, amusements & chips, pretty good things to have.
Now in the shop.
Friday, 19 September 2008
Something from an old, old sketchbook today with a little added colour. All pretty obvious bits of London in a quick scribble.
This weekend I'll be heading into the city to check out the annual Open House weekend when 100s of buildings both old and new that you wouldn't usually have access to open their doors to the public. The hard part is choosing which ones to go to in such a short time.
Thursday, 18 September 2008
A few days ago it was the bedroom, now it's the living room. The sideboard on the left under the clock and the sofa are actually straight out of my own living room. And also the sheepskin rug. That tall thing between the sofa and sideboard is a shelf with a record player on top, a flash from my childhood. I used to rumage through my dad's LPs, there was a colourful one I remember in particular by a band called Sky, at least I think that's what it was.
In a little while I'm going to be sat on that sofa.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
I feel a craving for something sweet and I think this bit of extravagance would do the trick. Shame this photo was taken a long while back and across the sea in Paris.
I really fancy that chocolate one in the bottom right corner.
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Exciting news this week. The new issue of Design That Design This is online and it's an absolute treasure trove of illustration! There's such a variety of illustrators with their diverse styles and subject matters stuffed into 176 pages and I'm thrilled to be featured on p120-121.
Here's where to check out this fab mag
===> Design This Design That - Issue 2
I'll be heading back myself to pour over the wonderful artwork on display.
Monday, 15 September 2008
Here's another drawing from the sketchbook following up the couple of 'home' themed sketches I've previously posted. This time it's the bedroom. I used to dream of a wooden 4-poster bed as a kid, they seemed so grand and straight out of fairy tales.
Stay tuned for more snippets of the home...
Sunday, 14 September 2008
A few of months ago I got to see Battersea Power Station up close during a public consultation for it's redevelopment. I've seen it from a distance so often and it was so fascinating walking around and a little sad to see it's demise from suprisingly lavish and detailed architectural feat to this shell. Although, for a shell it's pretty impressive.
Incidentally you might recognise the interior from The Dark Knight.
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
It's been a little while since my last post so here's a look at what I've been working. This one's inspired by something a little closer to home, my own high street where a new amusement arcade has recently opened in an old bank building.
Monday, 25 August 2008
I posted the drawing for this a couple of weeks ago and here's the final piece. After going back and forth on ideas I went with a minimal contrasting colour sheme. It would be quite something to see a city looming over orange water in real-life.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Sunday, 15 June 2008
It's been a little while since my last post, but now as promised a few posts back I'll reveal my contribution to the Music as Therapy Secret Postcard Sale held in May.
A little sneak into a good old British shed; home of many a creative or inventive endevour at the bottom of many a garden.
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Introducing my latest creation. An ode to busy kitchens.
This is from another one of my little drawings in my little sketchbook that I've just finished colouring on my computer. After a bit of thought I decided to name it Pots, Pans and Dirty Dishes.
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Just a few exciting things I've seen.
Voila, colour colour colour!
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
I made this little drawing in my little "goes with me everywhere" sketchbook a couple weeks back. I only wish I had such a dedicated and organised little space to do my creating.
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
In the meantime, here's a pretty bad scan of what I drew last year for it. You may notice similarities between this and my piece The Streets of the Dream. That's due to the fact that they were both inspired by the same piece of writing from Italo Calvino's Invisible cities.
This year's one is quite different.
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Friday, 25 April 2008
Oh, my piece is the big pic on the far left.
Sunday, 20 April 2008
This weekend I took a trip to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London, and spotted a few familiar playthings from my past.
The 1st is the Fisher Price Schooldesk which is now hidden in an ocean of newer toys in an aunt's house.
The 2nd is the Sega Game Gear which I took pride in having chosen the competitor and underdog to the Game Boy. My favorite game was Disney's Aladdin because I got to run over market stalls to the tune of One Jump Ahead in digi-sound. Amazingly, my parents still have it in their flat with all the old games.
Lastly, there's the kiddie record player that was passed down from my big sis, I've no idea what happened to it.
Some picture slides for Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, obviously not from my childhood.
And, of course, what toy museum would be complete without a dollhouse (or several in this case).