Friday, 5 November 2010

A Test Run For Tomorrow...

My Cat's Protection fayre stall - practice layout. On a kitchen table but you can get the idea :) I'm scared right now since it's the first time I'm selling stuff to the public, but it's very exciting too. Hopefully I'll get lots of photos of it set up properly as well :)

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Some new stuff

I've been working hard all week painting things, (mostly cats) hopefully for the CP fayre. I've been trying to turn these into home made coasters, and the prototype ones seem to be working quite well so far. (I realise summer is missing, it's still in progress :) )

Monday, 4 October 2010

CP shop sign

My new replacement for the sign I did last year. I've just laminated it and cut it to the right shape, this little cat is going to look really adorable in the shop window. Next time I'm in Truro this week, I'll go and hand him in.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

New work

Pretty self-explanatory. If anyone is in the area, drop in and support the cats :) I'm busy busy designing stuff which I'm hoping to sell there, although at the moment it feels like too many ideas and not enough time. Got some Christmas cards, bookmarks and a few other things in the works, hope I can get it all done...

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Acorn of Friendship

Just a random cute scene. Two squirrel friends find an acorn.
"Let's plant this acorn and let it grow into a big tree, and let's promise that our friendship will last as long as the tree stands," they say.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

I.F Atmosphere

A speculative artwork for the hedgehog idea I'm playing around with which I figured could double for Illustration Friday this week.
Bonfire Night - an exciting atmosphere for children but not always so great for hedgehogs (remember to check bonfires before lighting them :) ) Luckily this little hedgehog has a friend to help him out and feed him.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Few more hedgehogs

Just some character design stuff.

I.F Star gazing

I'm late, but I'll upload it here anyway :)
I've had a bit of a break while I focused on other things but I'm now back to drawing hedgehogs.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


I've not done much artwork lately, but to prove I'm not too lazy, here are a few initial sketches for a hedgehog related project I've just started work on.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

I.F: Breakfast

This weeks picture for Illustration Friday, I decided to go for illustrating a recent memorable breakfast of mine so I went for the first one I had, pancakes, during my week in New York. I remember having to adjust to the rather large portions!

This was quite different to what I usually do - I never seem to draw much in the way of food.

A quick card illustration

For my cousin who is doing a MA which is something to do with conservation, and his dissertation is on bees, so I did a few plants and wildlife to try and cover the topic :)
I quite like drawing cute little garden creatures, the problem is I don't always know what to do with their many legs - I stopped in the middle of a centipede because I couldn't work out how to place them!
I have a new character who is invading my sketchbook at the moment - Freddie Wiggles, the
underconfident earwig, and he seems to be bringing his friends with him too. He came about because I thought drawing a cute earwig would cure my fear of them; I don't think it is working but I am quite fond of Freddie all the same :)

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws

First in a set of 6 pieces I plan on doing based on cat phrases/sayings.
My personal favourite is 'as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs', I am looking forward to doing that one!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A work in progress

There are a few key things missing from this. I don't know if anyone can guess exactly what is going on yet. (The clue is cats and fishing)

This is part of a set of 6 self promotional pieces I'm working on, more info on that when I've finished this one :)

Sunday, 11 July 2010


Have you ever written down an important date in your diary only to have a hamster come along and eat it?

First attempt at using Illustration Friday's prompt - a good way to keep the creative ideas going post graduation, I think!

Sunday, 13 June 2010


...and creating covers. Hopefully for NY, and then I'll put them in the exhibition after that:

Saturday, 5 June 2010

My exhibition boards

Exhibition space for degree show

Just realised that two thirds of the work up there has cats in it :/

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Portfolio Preparation 090510

So, the feedback for my portfolio so far seems to consist of "draw more cats!" So here they are. Taking over the table:

Saturday, 8 May 2010

New York Preparation 080510

Following the actual portfolios and the business cards, here are the latest expenses...

New Blog!

I'm going to try and update this one regularly with sketchbook stuff :)