Wednesday, 30 November 2011
I love films and I love the cinema experience. Often however I'm put off of films because of the trailers or the posters. For me posters are the worst, some are amazing and completely sell the film for example the new Batman film teaser poster:
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
I've been working on a delicate project recently. An editorial illustration to go with an article describing the work of police against occult related crimes. It's a bit of odd one and I haven't contemplated the subject before but I like a challenge so here is a bit of the development work.
Monday, 28 November 2011
A few weekends ago I went to Glasgow to visit my mum and sister. I had the most amazing black forest gateaux I've ever had in my life. It was beautiful and the elderly man sat beside us thought mine looked so good that he had one too.
Friday, 25 November 2011
but I'm already feeling the Christmas cheer. I think it helps that I miss the majority of Christmas advertising on telly but what only makes it worse are these lovely illustrations by Kathleen Hale:
Thursday, 24 November 2011
The fox has connotations of charm and elegance, especially against the ferocious connotations for wolves. But in my opinion a fox loses his charm when he is made into a scarf.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Not long ago I was back in the second hand bookshop, a favourite place of mine in Carlisle. And whilst checking once again if they had a pretty copy of the Hobbit by JRR Tolkien I discovered a book. A beautiful book of the work by a man named Ffolkes. I've mentioned him briefly before on this blog because he illustrated my beautiful Folio Society copy of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos. But this new book is called 'Ffanfare' and it's a lovely amalgamation of his works. Here are a few examples of my favourites.
Friday, 11 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
or at least younger, I took part in a Children in Need competition. Children in Need did a collaboration with Moorcroft, the makers of beautiful pottery, and got people of all ages to do a design for a plate or pot or jug. I designed a plate and it was selected as a final piece. The fifty or so items were then created and were to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to Children In Need. When I told people at school about it, they didn't understand why I was doing it because I wasn't going to get a prize of any kind. Truth be told I have always been addicted to drawing and this was a chance for me to get something made. here.