Monday, 14 December 2009

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Colour with Photoshop!

So i started using photoshop to add colour to my illustrations! It works sooo much better! The only problem is the pen outline i cant make dark enough without loosing the quality and detail... ho hum... will work on solving that issue!
But for now here is one of my previous prints filled with colour ala photoshop... o yes... one more problem, the ppi is so high that the document takes forever...but it is worth it i think!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Printies for Panties!

I have created some simpler repeat prints, aimed towards knickers and pyjama sets. After researching into panties i noticed that the prints were usually more basic, im guessing as pants are usually a small garment.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


I have added colour to one of my print designs It looks so much better... but i think i still need to do some work to it...

what what....?

Saturday, 5 December 2009

More Seamless!...

Here is another seamless pattern... i havent added colour yet and i would also like to experiment with changing the thicknesses of some of the line... as when vectorising my illustrations some detail looks thicker than others from far away!
This is the tile swatch...

and this is the pattern...

Thursday, 3 December 2009


Whilst browsing Borders today... as you do when you have a deadline coming up. I found this gorgeous childrens illustration story called Varmints by Helen Ward! The illustrations are just amazing and as you can see appeal to adults as well as children. In-fact the whole story line is cool. Its about industrialisation taking over a perfect serene world... and one little varmint tries to save the last living piece of wilderness to remind the others of whats important!

There is also a short animation by Marc Craste available only on itunes.... get it!!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

I Love Van Morrison!!

chill out too Sweet Thing and Madame George from the Astral weeks album!

Pointless... but just lovely!!

This is Adam and Hallies most beautiful wedding!... i am incredibly jealous and fell in love with it as soon as i came across the photos whilst blog hunting.... take a look, i have gone a bit overboard but i just love it.... not only the theme and style of the wedding but the quality of the photos themselves!


Monday, 30 November 2009

Boudicca you rock my world!

I adore Boudicca. Not even necessarily the designs, but the whole brand philosophy which is based around major historical female figure... Boudicca aka Boadicea!... brain child of Zowie Broach & Brian Kirby

The website is called Platform13 because there are myths suggesting she is buried beneath platform 13 at St Pancreas, and their perfume 'Wode' not only contains an extract of Hemlock, the poison that Queen Boudicca killed herself with but also comes out blue!!... Legend has it that she and her tribe wore cobalt blue warpaint into battle... even the name 'wode' derives from woad a deep blue plant extract used for tribal markings by the ancient... it was seen as magical! The perfume sprays out blue but within minutes fades leaving only the scent behind.... how f**king cooool!

I just think their whole brand identity is amazing and inspiring. And the way they present this too... their website is a navigational maze of, well... Boudicca. There is not only archived imagery of their collaborations and projects, but if you look at their couture collections, they show you the whole inspiration behind them, music, films, quotes, collages.

Its really inspiring to experience the whole philosophy that informs the designs, i really like the use of collage to create new imagery which i am gonna adopt myself. Gosh i feel there is so much to tell you but i think you should experience it for yourself.... however you must must must look at their new couture collection essays... the film is incredible... well i love it... and again after you have watched it you can access information about all of their influences, books, quotes, music and even stills from the film!

P.s the password is essays...

Definitely check out the website