Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you All!

Easter rabbit paper toy2I wanted to create something 3D yesterday so I set out to design a Easter rabbit paper toy. This is what I came up with, a cheeky little fellow needing a hug (hence his arms open wide).

Hope you have a great Easter! enjoy…

 

 

Mail Art

Today I sent my Mail Art for ‘Mail Me Art 3′. I hope it arrives safely and in one piece! The MMA3 was established by Darren Di Lieto, who created  ‘The little chimp society‘. I normally create my work digitally with a Wacom tablet using PhotoShop as I am able to zoom in close and add plenty of detail. Having to send the original piece through the post I needed to decide on a media that I thought would work best, waterproof and durable for the bumpy journey!

The idea came from inspiration of 1950s holiday posters, hence I used a limited colour palette of yellows, blues and oranges. I made my own envelope as I was able to pick my preferred paper to work on. And then the fun began… I used acrylic paints to create the illustration, selecting a small paint brush to create the finest details. Once the painting was complete it was transformed into an envelope, a very unique one at that I must say! On went the stamps and off in the post it went!

This piece will be exhibited at The Framers Gallery in London in July amongst other Mail Art. Below are some photographs of the piece in its process.

“We are proud to announce we’re going to be exhibiting ‘Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet’ at The Framers Gallery from 30th July – 3rd August 2013. The gallery will be open Tuesday to Friday from 10am – 5.30pm and 11am till 5pm on Saturday. All of the mail art will be on display and the new book will be available to buy and browse .

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I may have to create a digital version at some point just to add a few little touches!

 

Happy Pancake Day!

I couldn’t resist doing a quick doodle for Pancake Day! Hope you have lots of lovely pancakes, I am really looking forward to mine! Yum!

Happy pancake day!

A Happy Ending!

rabbit storyboard 2

Greetings all,

This is a storyboard I have been working on the past couple of weeks. I have finally completed it! I was inspired by my little rabbit Esme. She is quite a quirky character to say the least!

I aimed to use a limited colour palette creating shadows to provoke fear and panic from the rabbits point of view. I particularly enjoyed playing around with the facial expressions of each of the characters.

A rabbit is a timid creature, can you imagine being picked up? it must be quite a daunting thing!

Mail Me Art

I have been invited to take part in the international ‘Mail Me Art’ project this year. I am really looking forward to it! I can’t wait to see all the work created. Click on the link for more details on the project: http://www.mailmeart.com/.mail-me-art-logo-500

I’m not entirely sure what my outcome will be yet but I will be sure to let you know my progress! I’ll be updating photos and info… at the moment I am just in the thought process and idea stages!

Be sure to keep an eye on my Facebook page!