Monday 28 October 2013

Tara and her Seahorse

I hope you've all had a great start to the week! This illustration is part of my blogger/animal series, and it's based on the adorable Tara from The Style Rawr team! I asked Tara what her favourite animal was and she mentioned a Seahorse and a Hummingbird, both of which I love. I decided to go for a little Seahorse in the end, so I hope you like my choice. I'm really happy with how this turned out; I really loved creating an under-water background, from the coral reef to the tropical fish. I have lots of other portraits planned out and I've already thought of a cool idea for a Lily Melrose/Aerys illustration!

C xxx

Thursday 24 October 2013

Back to Roots

I recently got inspired by Karla Powell's entry to the Illamasqua awards (which you can see below) and decided to make a cute illustration based on it. I really felt that Karla's creation had a distinctly owlish feel, so I just went with it! Karla is always trekking back and forth from London to the Midlands, what better way to travel than by owl. 

Karla actually went on to win her category, so a massive congratulations is in order! I'm so happy that she won, and I felt that she really deserved to. I loved the overall feel, and the fact that this girl looked like a 'character' when she was completed. Anyway, I just thought it was awesome and I hope you all like it too! 

I'll be starting the blogger/animal portraits now, and I suppose this is my first one really. I was thinking of doing all of them in squares like this one, what do you think?

C xxx

Thursday 17 October 2013

Violet & Ted: Sneak Peeks!

I'm sorry I haven't posted an illustration in a little while - I've been super busy trying to get all of the Violet & Ted Christmas illustrations ready, with the help of the lovely Jennie of course! I thought you might all like to see some sneak peeks, can you guess what is going on in any of them?

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me mention that I will be starting a new illustrative series based on all of my favourite blogger's! However, to make it a little more interesting, they will all be flying/riding on various oversized animals. So, for example, I'm thinking of Jennie and a massive version of Ralphie. I have lot's of other ideas too so I can't wait to get started! 

I hope you're all having a great week so far.

Oh, and Tara, if you're reading this, please let me know what your favourite animal is (I don't think you have a pet?) aha - thank you in advance! 

C xxx

Sunday 6 October 2013

Sleepy Hollow

Seeing as it's now October, I thought I would do a special Halloween illustration based on one of my favourite Burton films, Sleepy Hollow. This is of course Katrina Van Tassel (and her awesome cape which I wish I had!). Talking of Sleepy Hollow, has anyone been watching the new tv series? It's actually pretty good! 

C xxx

Friday 4 October 2013


I thought it was about time that I share one of my favourite images from my Aesthetic editorial with you all! As you can see, Michelle entitled it 'Wild at Heart' which I think is a beautiful name for it. Michelle was such a joy to work with, she gave me a comprehensive document containing all of the styling details and how she wanted each girl to look, she certainly made my job much easier! She was also super encouraging each time I submitted an illustration which really spurred me on to be as creative as possible with all of the background detailing etc. 

I chose this as my absolute favourite as I just like the overall composition, with the little path twisting away - it makes me want to follow it and explore! 

There are still some copies left if you were hoping to get one, you can purchase them right here

C xxx