Wednesday, 29 February 2012

my dog tulip

If you're quick, I'd recommend watching My Dog Tulip on the iPlayer; there's something very beautiful about the crudely drawn landscapes, which transition through each British season, and little animated extracts from the main characters notebook, in which his scribbly drawings of his adventures with Tulip come to life.  Light-hearted, short and sweet with some funny (and some rude!) bits.  And beautiful writing from its original author, J. R. Ackerley, too.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

printmaking with Trevor Haddrell

I was extremely lucky this month to be given the opportunity of a small masterclass from Bristol's very own Trevor Haddrell (Trevor doesn't have a website, but if you google him, you will get a glimpse of his extraordinary engravings).  Clearly, I am not a natural, but with a bit of work, I am hoping to hone my clumsy vinyl cutting skills  and produce something worth doing something with in the future!

treasure hunting

Hello world! It's been a while, and I do apologise. I drew this colourful fella for a very special lady who gave me the best news I have received all year not so long ago (I'm going to be a bridesmaid!!), so I hope she won't mind if I share him with you. I feel like he should be integrated into an illustration of some this space!

Having been in a sullen, sulky mood for most of yesterday, it was a relief to get out of the flat and do some treasure hunting around Bristol's finest second hand book shops and vintage outlets...I'm sure these beauties will come in handy at some point! (You can never have too many flower books, in my opinion.)

Also, I had to by the latest copy of Bone-shaker for this illustration by Rosie Gainsborough...

Little bit in love with her website now, too.

Currently reading: The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Currently enjoying: Lizzy Stewart's thoroughly beautiful and entertaining London diary
Currently looking forward to: First Aid Kit at Rise next Wednesday