Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A lovely interview with Design Juices






















If you get a chance you should check out a lovely little interview that my collective Pencils Paper Scissors have done with Design Juices' Jared Thompson. Some really great questions and interesting answers.... Thank you!

Read it here...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Inspired by post

french connection

topshop

asos

asos

asos

primark

h! henry holland

french connection

h&m

kurt geiger

kurt geiger

kurt geiger

mango

miss selfridge

miss selfridge

miss selfridge

primark

red herring

river island

river island

topshop

kurt geiger

Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Empress illustration.

New Empress magazine is a new quarterly publication set up by Helen Cox. Its a wonderful magazine about all things cinema: the history, the experience, the names you know and the names you don’t. "It’s a celebration; an exultation; a merry medley of motion picture musings."

I was commissioned by Helen who is also editor of the mag to do an illustration for the movie review of Super 8.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Embracing change.

"Change is good even though it doesn’t always feel that way. Sometimes we get scared when we step out of our comfort zone, but take that first step anyway. You can’t be happy until you make your peace with change.When you embrace change you open yourself to real freedom; real living. Be open to new people, new experiences, and new ways of looking at things. Be open to new adventures".



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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Illustrations for AfricaFashionGuide!

Wow time flies! About time I showed you my illustrations I was commissioned to do by Jacqueline Shaw for her wonderful book Fashion Africa.

My brief was to illustrate a drawing which represented each of the design companies I was assigned. This could be black and white, colour, pencil, paint etc whichever medium I felt fitted in with the overall brand. I researched their websites and designs then selected the piece to illustrate. It was difficult to choose which piece and in some cases I chose two of each. My illustrations for the book were created using collage, patterns I made myself and a whole lot of colour (one of my favourite things about African fashion design).

First up is my illustration for Lalesso... a beautiful bold colourful fashion brand. I wanted to emphasis its colourful, fun aspect and I also managed to incorporate the Lalesso logo into the illustration.



























My Illustrations for Oliberte Shoes... was important that the shoes stood out above all else.

























Fashion by Mia illustration...streetstyle casual wear mixing African fabric with secondhand clothing. I wanted to keep hold of the handmade, put together feel of the clothes and the fabrics.

























and Kluk CGDT a high end fashion brand focusing on sharp feminine designs. I fell in love with this dress when I seen it, I liked the shapes and colours and the elegance and tried to recreate this in the final piece.