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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Bow and the Butterfly

I'm not terribly good at naming my work, huh? Oh well, here's the Third and final Illustration for Grace magazine. I cannot wait to see the finished magazine!

The coloured version is currently available as an A4 print. It will soon be up on either my Etsy or BigCartel store (I can't choose which one to go with!)

Monday, 27 May 2013

Wolf Alice

Here's the second illustration I've done for Grace Magazine. I'm pretty pleased with it and will hopefully be turning it into a screen print soon. I'm currently trying to decide on the setting up of an online shop, but it's available to buy as an A4 print for £16 at the moment.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Aunty Nora's Vintage and Handmade Market

So today was myself and Sangita's first day as stall holders at a market, and whilst it wasn't the busiest or biggest market ever, we think that the day was a good learning experience (mainly in knowing how to set up our stall;panic set in when we realised how small our table was!) and we managed to sell a reasonable amount for such a quiet day.

Next task for this week is setting up a big cartel shop for Fawn and Thistle and I'm going to be setting up one for my personal stuff too, to allow myself to indulge in my more macabre love of gothic illustration.

The top photograph shows off two of my newest illustrations for Grace magazine, which I will be posting about later. I hope everyone's enjoying their sunny bank holidays.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Fawn and thistle business cards

Here's our new business cards for Fawn and Thistle. Pretty cute, right? I really enjoyed designing them!
We've got our first stall at a market this coming Sunday at Aunty Nora's vintage and crafts fair in Deal, so its organisation mode. Hopefully we'll sell something!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Mister Dress-Up

A couple of weeks back I was asked by Mister Dress-Up - a Montreal based T-shirt company - if they could use one of my illustrations as a t-shirt design. So, for the next week, you will be able to buy my stag illustration on a lovely white cotton tee!

Take a look here:

Monday, 13 May 2013

Nature Girl: Two Ways

I've been playing around with adding some subtle colour on to my new illustration. I can't decide which I like best!

Grace: Nature Girl

Here is the first of three illustrations I'm doing for Grace magazine. I'm pretty pleased with it, as I haven't drawn people in such a long time!
During my first MA tutorial, the tutor told me-in a very unsubtle way-that I was bad at drawing figures and faces. I know you should never take criticism to heart, but as I was already going through a lot at the time, I did, and since then I've found life drawing to be incredibly stressful. Because of this, I stopped drawing one of my favourite subjects (I know, dumb!), so I'm feeling pretty happy with this.

Don't let criticism bring you down people!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Six Swans and Seven Ravens final screenprints

I finally got a chance to get my final screen prints scanned in and here they are. They will soon be available to buy in my online shop (once I've created an online shop!)

It's a shame a picture can't convey just how special the hand finishings of gold leaf on the petals are, they really shine in light!

The Print Blog

I got a nice little mention over at The Print Block's blog here.

The Print Block is the screen printing studio I'm currently a member of. It's run by the lovely Suki and is located right by the beach.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Harry Clarke

Source: The illustrated book image collective
I thought I'd do another post about one of my favourite illustrator's work. I generally like to keep this blog just as an extension of my website but not today! Oh no!

Harry Clarke was a contemporary of Aubrey Beardsley (you can see that they clearly have the same influences) and Kay Nielsen, belonging to the Golden Age of Illustration. He is probably best known for his work on Edgar Allen Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" and Goethe's "Faust", literary work's which really allowed Clarke to explore some very dark and vaguely disturbing subject matter.

The illustrations are dense and dark, richly detailed - almost obsessively so - and pretty much, just plain amazing! He may not be as well known as other illustrators from his time, but I think you can see his influence on current illustrators such as Sin Eater and Mister Beaudry.

Enough of my fawning, look at the pretty pictures.



Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Fawn and Thistle facebook

We recently set up a new Fawn and Thistle facebook page, which - due to the lovely boys over at Ohh Deer sharing our little fawn logo - has recieved a lot of love in the past 24 hours. Go and have a quick look-see here and maybe give us some love (a like).

illustration by Miss Sangita Southgate