Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Today I was featured on Illustration Rally's Album Cover Rally. Before I entered I had a browse at some of the things that were already up and there's some beautiful pieces on there, go have a look! Illustration Rally always have great open submissions going on so keep an eye out on their blog - you can also follow them on twitter at @Illustration_R.

When I saw the rally I had a couple of album ideas in mind but I decided to settle on Katy Perry's Teenage Dream as the sweet sugary theme of the album lends itself quite well to my work, and I wanted to experiment with some new kinds of type. I also wanted to make a feature of the famous blue hair that Katy was sporting at various events when the album came out. The type on my new banner above is an extension of the type I designed for this piece. The the above image is the variation I settled on for the rally, which is featured here.

I decided to include a few of the other variations in this post as I was quite pleased with all of them!

Friday, 8 June 2012


Today I've been experimenting with Photoshop a little more than I normally would, having a go at constructing pattern designs in a kind of digital collage. I wanted to try and mix up colours and patterns and see what I could do - I'm not sure how I feel about what I've come up with but I do feel that it's a step in a good direction! I would love to hear what you think - let me know in the comments. Thanks! x

Friday, 1 June 2012


I haven't drawn an actual human person in probably a year. Maybe even longer than that. So when my good friend Pav (this is for you, baby!) inquired about my illustration I decided to do something totally different, go a little bit crazy and attempt to draw one. I guess it's what you would call a fashion illustration, and I was inspired by the grunge and pastel trends (I now want this hair) and wanted to kind of bring them together.

 I can't decide if this is finished yet, but I got quite excited about it and wanted to share it - maybe you could tell me if you think it looks finished? Personally I'm not sure about the background, or if she needs something solid to be sitting on? I based the pose loosely on a photograph of myself, and I really felt that working from a good reference photo made this much easier! enjoy.