September 2010

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These photos were taken a few months ago by a friend of mine, Anna Murphy in Barcelona. Anna graduated this Summer with a Masters in Textile design, specialising in knitting from London’s Royal College of Art. We are thinking of doing a collaborative project together, which will hopefully end in a mini fashion collection, combining knit and digital print (or something along these lines…)
I thought I would share the initial photos with you, in the hopes that I can kick start some ideas. 
You can visit Anna’s website (currently under construction) here:
In other news…

I am currently enjoying working on a few fashion illustrations. 
Based on the MA collection of up and coming knitwear designer, Kirsty Emery, I have been working on creating unusual collaged characters that get a sense of the fun and girly nature of Kirsty’s collection. 
These first two collages are both work in progress, and I have another 6 in the collection to create. I will post up the end results as soon as I am finished. 
In the mean time you can check out Kirsty’s website here:

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My latest illustrative creations include a ‘Wild Horses’ and ‘Winter Wolves’.  The horses were inspired heavily by Ancient Greek depictions of horses, particularly from Etruscan Bronzes. 
You can buy the horses as quality Giclee prints,, T Shirts and more in my Society 5 shop HERE.
Apart from working on horses I have been thinking about winter, and noticing how icy it seems to be getting. Creating a fresh new winter themed idea began to be a priority. My wolves (there are four different colour ways) will be arriving soon in the form of Christmas cards and pocket mirrors, which I think will make perfect stocking fillers! I will also be posting them up to buy as a print in my Etsy shop HERE as well as on Society 6 and Envelop. You will have lot’s of choice for my new winter collection. Look out for the ‘Arctic Fox’ soon as well!

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Some new illustrations of trees I created the other week. The top one is actually a collage which has been digitally enhanced. The lower image is an ink line drawing, which I scanned in and turned into vectors in Illustrator. I love the top one myself, and it made me realise how much I love collage.