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1. BLOOM 8th - 14th May




































This lovely image is the poster for an upcoming exhibition I'm involved in this May entitled BLOOM. The show is taking place at the beautiful Gardens Gallery in Cheltenham, where I have previously exhibited with the lovely GradGallery collective.

The exhibition will showcase the work of five creatives including myself, Sophia Bloxham, Liz Clayton, Emma Ridgway and Katie Thomas (who designed this fabulous poster!). Please click on their names to visit their websites/blogs to check out their work. There will be a variety of illustration and design on show and, as always, there will be lots of lovely prints, originals, postcards and greetings cards for sale!

Hope you can make it along to the exhibition, please pop in and say hello if you are in the area!

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2. More dogs in jumpers..!

 Hey everyone! Just a couple more quick illustrations of some pups sporting some very fetching jumpers. I'm trying to get some new work done at the moment ready for an exhibition I have coming up next month. The show is taking place at the Gardens Gallery in Cheltenham and will have work by me and a few other very talented ladies! I'll post all the details in the next week or so if you are interested.

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3. Dogs In Knitwear


Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! Just a bit of fun with these two illustrations, if you follow me on Twitter you may have already seen a glimpse of them! They were inspired by an old knitting pattern for doggy jumpers my Gran found in a charity shop. There are three more I've still got to paint and I'll post a pic of the knitting pattern with the rest of them because it's so funny! Hope you like them. You can follow me on Twitter here... Lucy_Boden :-)


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4. Giddy Up!


Hello everyone! As it was the Grand National yesterday, I thought it would be fun to post an equestrian related illustration. This is just another experimental painting, getting me into drawing children. I really enjoyed sketching out the horse, I spent a lot of time with and drawing horses when I was younger so it was quite nostalgic. This is the whole image...


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5. Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to everyone! Hope you are all having a lovely, relaxing weekend and enjoying your chocolate eggs!

I'm afraid I don't have an Easter illustration to share with you, but instead here is a little character study I've been working on recently. One of my NY resolutions this year was to become more confident with drawing and painting children/people characters and this is my first attempt. I want to move on to doing characters more suited to picture books, but I figure this is a good start!


Please follow the link to take a look at my painting process...
I thought it would be nice to show a glimpse into my painting process for this illustration. These are just a few quick snaps, but I will definitely be doing a more in depth post about my process soon. I love reading these kind of posts on other blogs and seeing how illustrators/artists create their work.

I paint in Windor & Newton gouache using a sable brush (at the moment I'm using a Pro Arte one in size 4, but I have a variety that I use). My basic process starts with a pencil outline, which I trace onto watercolour paper using a light box. My painting process goes something like this...I start by painting a base colour, then add light and shadow and blend out. Once this is done I will add details such as eyes, hair, fur, grass etc.




A very simple explanation, but you get the idea I hope! Please link me to any of your process posts, I would love to have a nosey at them!

Enjoy the rest of the long weekend :-)

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6. Sunday Sketch - 4


A quick Sunday sketch! :)

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7. A little update!

Hello! This a long overdue update for my poor blog!

I've been a busy bee recently with my day job, but I've been working on an alphabet illustration after my 9-5 and finished it up this weekend. It was originally an animal alphabet, but a few insects sneaked their way in!


































Here are a few details of some of my favourites...


Hopefully, I'll get a christmassy post up soon! I'm been getting in the christmas spirit this weekend, decorating the tree and watching "Elf", but I haven't yet started my christmad shopping...eek!!


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8. Etsy Shop now open!

My Etsy shop has finally been re-stocked and is now open for business again! I'll be adding some new items in the coming weeks, including new greetings cards, postcards and prints. I'm also planning on doing a little giveaway in the next few weeks to celebrate, so keep checking back for more info on that. Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunny weather, you can have a browse of my shop here or by clicking one of the icons below. :)

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9. Harmony Exhibition: Private View!

We had our private view last night for the Harmony exhibition in Cheltenham. Here are a few photos from the evening, we had a great turnout! You should also check out the lovely Liz Clayton's blog for more photos. The exhibition will be staying open daily 10-5 until Tuesday 17th July.




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10. Harmony Exhibition: 11-17 July 2012

The GradGallery exhibition is currently open at The Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham. There's a variety of work on show, ranging from illustration to photography. There are originals and prints for sale and lots of lovely greetings cards and postcards to purchase.

Thank you to everyone who has visited so far, we have had some great comments and met some lovely people! Please pop in and say hello if you are in the area. I'll be there most days, we are open 10-5 until Tuesday 17th July.

These are a few photos of the exhibition:





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11. Duck Pond Illustration

I posted a few snippets of this illustration on twitter a few days ago and here is the finished piece! The furry creature on the edge of the pond is a water vole if you are curious!





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12. Something new...!

Good morning! Here's something new that I haven't posted on my blog before. It was a speculative piece I did for a client at the end of last year. Thought I would post the rough and the final image so you can get a small insight into my process!



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13. GradGallery.co.uk presents... Harmony
























Hello everyone! Just a quick post to show you the poster for an upcoming exhibition I am a part of. This will be GradGallery's 3rd exhibition, which is really exciting! There will be 11 artists exhibiting from 11th - 17th July at The Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham. Hope to see you there!

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14. "SAIL" Exhibition
























Hello everyone!

It's been a few weeks since I've stopped by here..! I've been busy organising work for several upcoming exhibitions, the first of which is "SAIL". It's taking place over a couple of weeks in May at galleries in both Cirencester and Cheltenham. There will be a huge variety of different creatives exhibiting and should be an exciting show! There will also be plenty of art works, prints and cards avaliable to buy if you wish! If you live locally, please pop by and say hello!

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15. My new studio space!



















Hello everyone!

Just thought I would show you a quick photo of my new studio space (sorry for the iPhone snap!). I've been slowly moving stuff in over the past couple of weekends and now it's ready for me to start work. It's so nice to have a little space of my own, I'm really looking forward to getting lots of painting done!

I'll get some new work posted up soon, I'm getting busy preparing for a couple of upcoming exhibitions at the moment. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone!

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16. Happy Valentines Day!






















Happy Valentines day everybody! Hope you are having a lovely day whatever you are up to! xx

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17. Guest Artist - We Love To Illustrate!

Happy February everyone!


















This month I'm excited to be the "We Love To Illustrate" blog's guest artist! Thank you so much to all the girls, I'm such a fan of all of their work so it was an honour to contribute to their fantastic blog! This month they have designed some gorgeous FREE downloadable Valentines Day cards. Check the post out by clicking here.

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18. Jungle Illo - Take 2!





















I spent a little time last week re-working an illustration for my portfolio (you can see the original if you scroll down a bit!), after some fab advice from Hannah at Plum Pudding. I think it's looking a lot better now, especially Tiger. I think I should write him his own little story.

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19. A Pirate's Life For Ted!


















Just a quickie post to show you this illustration I painted over the weekend. I was feeling really stuck for inspiration for most of Saturday and then had the urge to draw some pirate bears and this is the result! Ted and his friend sailing the high seas, although they aren't the most ferocious looking pirates ever!

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20. November Update!

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well. I just wanted to thank you all for following my blog even though posts have been a bit sparse recently! I'm still working full time at the moment so I only really have my weekends when I can paint. It does get pretty frustrating, I really wish I could illustrate all day everyday...maybe soon!

I've still been working on a few bits and pieces though, including my picture book which doesn't currently have a title! It's about a surprise party, here is another sample spread...















...and a little detail...
























This picture book idea is one that has developed from a university project. My work has changed quite a bit over the last 2 years, thanks especially to my lovely agent Hannah at PP! Her advice has been invaluable!

Anyway, hopefully there will be less of a gap before I get the next post up! I'm thinking something christmassy! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :)

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21. Jungle Illo!
























Hello everyone!

Hope you've all had a good weekend! Just a quick post with some new work. I'm trying to get some different pieces painted for my portfolio, next challenge is painting children! Eeek!

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22. Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Happy New Year to everyone!!

We have
now said goodbye to 2011 and welcomed in the new year, 2012 I can't believe it!

2011 has been a good year for me, not one of the best though! My illustration work has suffered slightly due to me working full time, but I still managed to squeeze quite a bit of illustration related goodness in! My highlights include the 1st and 2nd GradGallery exhibitions in Cheltenham and Bristol, my work being including in Liberty's S/S 2011 Storybook Collection, small commissions for Scholastic and Bag of Badgers, the launch of my new, shiny website and lots of new portfolio pieces!
I've got lots of plans for this new year and I'm really going to make this my year for illustration.

I hope everyone has a lovely year filled with happiness, luck, lots of tea and the odd chocolate brownie! :-)

Here are a couple of my photo highlights from 2011:









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23. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I know it's a bit late for Christmas wishes, but I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas! Mine was lovely, even though I was quite ill for the entire weekend, spent lots of time with friends and family and ate too many chocolates as usual!

I just wanted to thank everyone for all your support and lovely comments this year, I really do appreciate every single one! I've got lots of hopes for 2012 and will be re-vamping my blog and posting much more regularly!

So all thats left to do is to wish you all a very Happy New Year! See you all in 2012 :) xx

















My dog in her festive outfit!


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24. If you go down to the woods today...
























A new sample for my portfolio, the Teddy Bears' Picnic! I've had the Teddy Bears' picnic song stuck in my head for the entire weekend, it's starting to drive me a little crazy so I'm glad I've finished this!




















I'm also using this for this weeks Illustration Friday! This weeks word was 'prepare'. The bears were well-prepared for this years Teddy Bears' picnic, bringing fresh lemonade and a yummy jam sponge cake!

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25. Under the sea!

Happy Friday everyone!

Here's a new sample that I've been working on today, partly inspired by Finding Nemo/The Little Mermaid! I've had the entire week off from my day job and have spent every day painting...bliss. I've got so much new work done!
























Here are a few close ups:
















































I've got a few more posts lined up for the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for those! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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