Friday, 24 October 2014

MATS Part B - Penguins and Igloos.

I'm back on board for Lilla Roger's Make Art that Sells e-course, part B. I really enjoy her design briefs and love the community of artists in our class. This week we had to design a card for xmas, our subject matter being Penguins and Igloos. This is the final design I submitted. I used a combination of watercolour, pencil and digital for this piece. I wanted to use a bright, cheerful colour scheme and steer away from the traditional christmas colours. Since I enjoy working on kids illustrations, my aim was to have the card jump out and appeal to a young child if it was sitting on a shelf in a shop. I'm looking forward to the next assignment. Hopefully it's something just as fun as this weeks.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Weekend Projects

Here are few new projects I have been working on this weekend that I thought I would share.

The Snow Queen and Happy Day art prints are available on my hardtofind store or can be purchased on my big cartel store.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Mood Boards

I asked a talented friend of mine, Alex Butta, to create some mood boards for me. I needed some inspiration for my next few projects.

Alex is the visual merchandising manager and interior decorator for Freedom Furniture in Preston and runs her own business, Alebi Styling and Design on the side. You can find Alebi here on Facebook

These boards are a collection of some of her favourite things. I thought I would share them on my blog as they are just too juicy not to! Thank you Alex :)

The Tropics

Table Cloth and Tiles - Bonnie and Neil
Banana and Leaf cushion, constable dining table and Tropics canvas - Freedom Furniture
Coloured moss balls - Mister Moss
Crosses and Pineapple tiles - Jai Vasicek of Ahoy Trader
Watercolour paint, gold palm, water ripples and people swimming canvases- Urban Road
Flying Flamingo striped cushion - Our Lieu
Jewellery - Emeldo

Tutti Frutti

Pineapple tile - Jai Vasicek of Ahoy Trader
Tutti Fruitti Pillow Cover - Rachael Castles
PJ's - Peter Alexander
Banana Pillow and bed linen - Kipp & Co
Jewellery - Eatmedo
Monochrome Pineapple cushion - Our Lieu
Watermelon Door Mat - lulu on Carlisle St Balaclava
Dragon Fruit - Alex's favourite exotic fruit!

Work like a Captain. Play like a Pirate

Red Feather cross - Jai Vasicek of Ahoy Trader
Cactus and Pool Canvas and cushions in chair - Urban Road
Yellow rope cushion - Freedom Furniture
Anchor door matt - Milk & Suga
Always Forever, Sea and Spot Cushions - Blacklist
Sink or Swim, Hope flag and Don't Give Up - Blacklist
Coco Loco and Anchor Striped cushion - Our Lieu
Caravan and Tepee - Glamping Inspiration (look it up) :)