Sunday, 22 November 2009

Aye, Aye, Cap'n

Haven't posted for quite a while so I thought I best pop something up. Am working on a few projects at the mo. Will disclose all later but for now, here's a pretty polly in progress... Nite x

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Aaarrghh, me land lovers...

Finished the screen printing course yesterday at Northern Print. The course was great but my printing wasn't so good - thought I'd come out with a lovely set of perfectly registered prints, alas that wasn't the case. I have to keep remembering that the course was about learning the process, not really about the end product - but as I'm not overwhelmed with the product I've not yet taken a picture of the prints. But when I do, I'll post them.

So, never one to leave a post without a picture, I thought I'd upload one of the pirate images I mentioned a few weeks ago.

This is Bonnee Annee, one of a few images I've sent through to Ann from Shoofly for a project I'm working on with Set of Drawers. Not sure whether this is the one she wants to use but this is my favourite of the bunch.

Sunday, 1 November 2009


It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and one of the gifts I asked for was membership to Northern Print. Yesterday was the first chance I've had to use their facilities (I've been really ill lately, bed bound and everything). Anyway... I was there yesterday from 10-5 for the first day of a screenprinting course - it was great! I went with lovely Clare, a fellow illustrator, who's also in Set of Drawers. In the morning we did quite a bit of drawing and then in the afternoon made up our screens and put on our first colour. Next week we'll be finishing them off and perhaps doing a bit of monoprinting if we've time.
Here's the beginings of my first small edition (of 6) drying on the racks. Hopefully i'll be able to post the finished artwork next week.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Right, well, I reckon 20 months is a satisfactory settling period, time to start blogging! (Truth is, I wasn't really sure I had that much to blog about. Still not certain I do, but I'll give it a go anyway.) It's quite late in the evening and I've spend a (rather long) Sunday drawing, scanning, digitally colouring (and forgetting to save) images of lady pirates and parrots as part of a commission I'm working with Set of Drawers. The deadline is looming and I'd planned to work on them all weekend but sickness and looking after sick people mean I'm not quite as far on as I'd like to be. I am happy with how they're coming on though and I should have some final drafts ready by tomorrow evening, which I'll try and post before sending them off to Anne at Shoofly (the publisher).
Night for now x