Oh my dears, I'm sorry I've been on the quiet side! After our five or six years of living & loving the Cornish dream, I've moved out of Falmouth! Before you ask yes, I miss my seagulls. Now I'm based in Canterbury, which is lovely to look at & has the most beautiful old buildings. It's certainly is a lot busier than Cornwall, which so far has only annoyed me, so perhaps I'm learning a lesson about Cathy + Cities.
But why leave all those beautiful, bounteous seagulls? Not because I favour the skinny little things in the East, that's for sure. I got a new job, which isn't in Cornwall, it's at Maidstone T.V studios. Now I am working in the art dept. of the BBC kids art show, Mister Maker!
Seriously, honestly, I am 26 years old & the sped up doodle draws sequence ALWAYS makes me giggle. Anyway, now I get to design makey stuff & make makey stuff & go home covered in spray paint (& acrylic paint, & poster paint...)every day. I'm very 'green' compared to the rest of the team, but I really enjoy being constantly amazed by sets & cameras & the fact I get a little beepy card to get into the studio. I know, way swish.
Alas, the new series 'Mister Maker Around the World' isn't going to be on telly for a wee while, so I can't update any details about what I'm doing exactly, but I'll still put up anything I make for myself. So I made you some fish.
I like the green one best.
Coming from Viking Children’s Books, June 13.
Filed under: Random
, fish & snail
somewhere deep beneath the aquamarine waters of the sea, a gorgeous mermaid named beryl and her little fish friend, pisces, swim and frolic together endlessly :)
FOR SALE HERE:
The cover image for the little book of children's dreams I illustrated entitled Tomato Rain.
It will be published shortly by the mighty Roger Omar
.Click to enlarge.
The newest page from my upcoming Memoirs
.Paper53 on iPad. Click to enlarge.
I'm pretty much done with all the kids paper nautical artwork...on to something new.
and her little fish friend, pisces, of course ;)
she is the fist in a series of mermaids based on birthstones for every month of the year. i chose my favorite gemstone first, the aquamarine. funny, considering i am the biggest PINK fanatic there is. however, i have always been completely entranced by the beauty and serenity of the aquamarine. just a breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL stone!
ok...back to little beryl here...;)
the ORIGINAL painting is for sale here:
and PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. message me through the link above and i can surely accommodate you.
can't wait to do more of these little beauties....
The time has come to write my autobiography.Paper 53 app on iPad. Click to enlarge.
one for every month of the year!
that's what's up next!
i thought it would be fun to do a series of paintings of beautiful little mermaids, based on the gemstone of the month.
i always think it's interesting (and inspiring) to see how other artists work...their creative process, if you will. here's a peek at mine...
from tiny little thumbnails to the sketch outline to a little bit of *coloring* (because i like my sketch books to look pretty) :)
from there i will trace my sketch directly from my sketchbook and then transfer it to my canvas, so that the painting remains as close to the original sketch as possible.
can not wait to start paintings these beauties! :)
Okay, originally I did this for IF, but it fit this current topic so well, I had to put it on here.
More Fish in the Sea
This is my Illustration Friday Sketch for Today - Heights.
1/2 hour photoshop.
The largest habitat on earth, filled with all kinds of creatures, many yet to be discovered. Discover the oceans with your child in this enchanting book exploring the its beauty and diversity. Click here to read my full review.
My Self has been shelved.Ink and watercolour A4 size. Click to enlarge.
I dreamed that I was stuck on Salisbury Plain.Gouache and pencil 25cm x 43cm. Click to enlarge.
5 Stars Johnny loves to splash and crash in the ocean waves—naked. Then one day Mom says he’s too old to run around without clothes on. But Johnny thinks being naked is just fine. What will it take for Johnny to start wearing clothes? Three-year-old Johnny, who is really closer to age four, loves to [...]
The dream of Maria Ángeles from Almussafes, Spain. From a series of children's dreams collected by Roger Omar.Gouache and pencil 25cm x 35cm. Click to enlarge.
I have blisters on my hands, my fingers are glued together with paint, my back hurts, my clothes are covered in paint blobs.
I spent all day painting 150m or cardboard together with the help of my friend Matthew (he painted that whale).
So you better come to the Royal Festival Hall this weekend to see it all, RIGHT?
If you come around Sunday afternoon when it all ends you can pick a bit of the maze and keep it, I believe, maybe for a small donation, maybe for free, anyway, its a fine way to get a huge painting, if you like sealife.
I haven't got any photos of the maze in action, but here is what was left of it after three days, laid out in the Royal Festival Hall.
I kept the sharks, the hammerhead and the octopus and the whale with the two little red fish, if anyone wants them let me know, you can pick them up in East London. Seemed a shame to just chuck them, they'd make a nice decoration somewhere.
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I actually have a lot of good ocean ideas, but I'm setting up my first professional website - eek - and it is stressing me out and taking FOREVER. So, I'll leave you with an old favorite of mine that is perfect for the subject.
wish me luck