Tuesday, 22 January 2013


So now I'm back to the drawing board and I'm getting back into the swing of designing to keep my portfolio up to date. I'll be posting them soon, but for now here's two of my favourite doodles for you to look at...

Commissioned work

I've been asked to draw and paint some pieces over the past few months, mostly of their pets, but I have had a try at people too. I've really enjoyed going back to the basics and concentrating on the detail and I like the simple look of my pencil drawings but I think my favourite would have to be Hendrix the parrot, probably because I know how much work went into them feathers!

Christmas cards

I made some cards for my family and friends this Christmas. It was my first attempt at making cards since my second year in uni and I quickly started to regret choosing to give my designs so many cut out sections because I had a few accidents with the knife! I am really happy with the final products though and maybe if I start earlier next Christmas, then I can build on a bigger collection. Here are some of them.

What's been happening?

I haven't posted on here in absolutely ages so I thought I'd let you all know what's been happening. I've been trying to keep drawing as much as I can. I went through a stage of doing paintings of my friends as presents. I've never been great at drawing people so I thought I'd give a shot at trying to make it easier. I liked the idea of using a filter on my photographs and using blocks of colour to show the detail in the drawings and I quite liked the effect it made so carried on with it for the rest of my drawings. Here are some of the finished products.