Thursday, 26 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
I was collecting the odd bit of china, buying porcelain pens & other bits from craft websites and sketching some ideas. I'd been shown an article on the effortlessly cool Esther Coombs and was following her blog. She combines the delicate floral print of the vintage china with her brilliant architectural line drawings. The perfect juxtaposition. She was holding workshops at the fab little tearoom High Tea at Highgate in london. What could be better than a couple of hours spent scoffing yummy cake, downing coffee & drawing on a Sunday morning?! Add in to the mix that my husband had taken the kids to the park....I was in heaven. Here are a couple of plates I've done. Yes, you've probably guessed. They're down at The Loft.
Saturday, 21 January 2012
I have always enjoyed illustration. When I was younger I would constantly draw ballerinas & horses. Even at uni when studying fashion, the design process was my strongest and most enjoyable part.
I love and am totally in awe of fashion illustrator Julie Verhoeven. Also, I'm a huge fan of Charlotte Mann who does amazing, densely scaled 1:1 drawings, using black marker pens. I'm mostly into line drawing and seriously rate Maija Louekari as well.
Working on and trying to develop my style for the last year, I kind of stumbled on an idea. I was drawing buildings and boats in my local area. Bit boring yeah? But then I thought if I took interesting and key buildings, merge them together on one street. Add some contemporary flowers/seed heads I might have something.