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Love Birds

This post is so much better suited to be published on Valentines Day but September 9th will have to become an honorary Saint Valentines for these two love birds. I have been painting these two for what seems like forever but in reality it's been one of those little ditties that I've been doing here and there in between other projects. Happy to finally be able to share them with all their four feet, fluffy bodies, her Hermes scarf and his straw boater hat that has made me very nostalgic for the uniform of Knox; my dads old school. I'm hoping

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Miu Miu

Introducing my first "drawadot" submission. I have to confess, I must have been living under a rock as I hadn't heard about these open calls until quite recently and I am very pleased to finally join in, and what could be a better inspiration to start with, than Miu Miu's SS17 collection. I had some initial ideas of how I would like to portray the feel of the collection, but seeing Grace Kelly on the beach in "How to catch a thief" definitely influenced the overall design. I was also inspired by Miss Frida Aasen, who walked in the show and

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Ambit – “The Half-Pigs” illustration

Been a long time coming. I haven't shared anything on here in far too long and this post is long overdue but better late than never. Accompanying a short story by Giovanna Iozzi, I started by spending some very fun days scouring charity shops for frames and ashtrays that I could use for inspiration. Never knew charity shops are not allowed to sell ashtrays but luckily I got my hands on a couple. Of course I ended up with way more than I needed. Typical shopping trip. I don't usually go about composing a peice this way but it was definitely suited here and paid off

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Craftsy debut

  [tg_button href="http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/09/magazine-inspired-art/" color="black" bg_color="" text_color=""]Magazine inspired tutorial[/tg_button]   Around a month ago, I had the pleasure of being asked to write for Craftsy and today my first tutorial was published. There is absolutely no right and wrong way to draw. While I most often love to draw from my imagination, magazines can be a great place to start in terms of creating a composition and getting inspired. Take a read by clicking the link above and I really hope everyone likes the post as there will be many more to come.

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Bookbinding day

Had a fun day yesterday printing out my illustrations onto book covers and binding them into little sketchbooks. Keep an eye out and you might see them turn up in a little tutorial for Craftsy. Im so in love with the little birdie! xxx

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Gigi

So lovely to wake up this morning after having scanned and finished off this lady last night. Ready to get off to the printers. Bye bye birdy! xxx

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WIP// Bad hair day

After a long day I finally finished this little ladies hair. Bit of a tangled mess and I'm not very happy with it but hopefully I can wake up with fresh eyes and feel it looks better. Always one of my favourite feelings. Goodnight xxx

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Preparing for a new adventure

After a week in the Cotswolds with my family, I came home ready to start a new venture. A couple of weeks ago I became an official new blogger for Craftsy.com and I am very excited about my first post which I began work on today. Keep an eye out on the Craftsy drawing blog (link below) for my first tutorial. Fingers crossed xxx [tg_button href="http://www.craftsy.com/blog/drawing/?_ct=rbew&_ctp=cat-nav" color="black" bg_color="" text_color=""]Craftsy Drawing Blog[/tg_button]

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