Saturday, 28 May 2011
Private commission alongside Adam's room (see previous post).
Amy wanted a picnic in a garden with her cat toffee and her favourite foods. Possibly the first mural to feature Wotsits, it was again alot of fun and the family were so lovely to work with! On a seperate wall we also included a nice big chalk board, so now amy can practise her wall drawings in a way that her mum is happy with!
Both murals are made using kid-proof materials - 'durable' emulsion, waterproof acrylic paints, and water/smudge proof pencils.
Friday, 27 May 2011
Private commission to create a full wall space themed room for a young boy with special needs. The room will now be used as a bedroom/sensory room for Adam.
I had alot of fun with this project. I got to know a brilliant family and was also pushed creatively to work on a large scale and to tight specifications, i'd love to do this again if anyone will have me!
(please excuse slightly dodgy photos, my camera really isn't up to much!)
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Some test illustrations and sketches I knocked up on request for new holland publishing. These were tests intended to eventually become spot illustrations for an ongoing self-sufficiency series. In the end they liked them but the illustrations weren't right for the job, they needed to blend in with illustrations used in past editions of the series, but I got good feedback so I'm still happy.
Onto the next job!
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Found this awesome book in a devon charity shop a while ago and been meaning to blog about it. I love the illustration of the policeman and the limited colour palette. Who could resist for 50p!? I've also learnt how to translate such classic phrases as 'Come in, Marcel! I have just found my stamp-albumn and I am sticking in some stamps', brilliant.
Forget x-men origins, this is WAY cooler. This series of books is responsible for my blog name. It was the first books I was taught to read way back in year 1 (i think this is before reception class was invented). People of my age and a bit older will remember those days of glory and the excitement brought about by different coloured hats before Biff, Chip and Kipper replaced them. The bastards.
Many thanks to my other half for surprising me with this copy, he is good.