Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Finishing doodles in the post office queue


Finishing doodles in the post office queue at Christmas time! I quite like this character who started off as a wee doodle of a pair of scissors whilst waiting for my lunch and turned into a slightly disturbing but strangely cute wee bird person whilst spending time queueing with Christmas parcels! The parcels were the last of my etsy orders before the shop shuts tomorrow and also a box of goodies for a mail art swap to the fabulously talented Jessica Gowling . I love doing collaborations and art swaps/trades so don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to do one too!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Zombie Cats!







Much as I keep trying to escape from this little cutie, Percy he keeps coming back so when someone asked me to draw and make them a zombie cat necklace I couldn't resist! (there are also a lot of other less creepy, sweet kitties here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tanky)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Percy's Christmas







Sometimes I fear I am a touch obsessed with this little fella. I say fella he is named after a beautiful female who is actually called Persephone and the recent plushy I made of Percy has pink frilly knickers so I hope I'm not giving him too much of an identity crisis!

He is just crying out for a story written around him and I really hope to get time to do that soon

In the meantime here are some Christmas Cards featuring Percy as he prepares for silly season...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tanky

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Matchbox Art Show





With my fascination for the tiny details the Matchbox Art Show in Brighton at Polish and Pin was one I just had to submit a little piece to.

I wanted to give this a function too hence the sewing kit at the back. awwww this is the teeniest thing I've drawn or made so I would've liked it to have been a slice neater but jeez it is sooo little! There's a cat hidden behind the moon amongst other weeny treasures. To see them you'll just have to go along to the show and have a peek at this and all the other lovely matchboxes!


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Cats in Lederhosen!



I wasn't expecting to get a request to draw cats in crowns and lederhosen but what a fun little number that was!

Friday, 28 October 2011

more doodleswaps.... hybrid beasties....






More doodleswappage! I love the doodleswap, it always inspires me to try something different and never fails to firmly put me on an inspiring path. Starting with a blank sheet and letting the doodles shape themselves really makes them spring into life as if they always existed somewhere in the world undiscovered....

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Frustration!


Just like me, Percy still cannot no matter how hard he tries learn to crochet!
(both these prints availble here)

Happy Halloween!


Percy tries out his look for Halloween!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Farmer Browns







Been real busy with this commission for Farmer Browns too which is a scrolling panoramic for the restaurant's site and also a map for the other restaurants all situated in Norwich. This was a lovely project to work on and highly detailed!

http://www.farmerbrowns.co.uk/

Monday, 26 September 2011

Cat - At's and Sewing Machines







I've also been having much fun laser cutting some drawings. Want to play with this much more in depth as soon as I can afford the time. They can be bought here

paper dolls


Been a while since I updated because I have been drawing millions of paper dolls! The Dawn doll was big in the 70s in the USA and I was asked to draw outfits for her from original ones and others through different era's. This isn't my usual type of number but such a fun one and every little girls dream job especially if you ever owned one of these!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Tossa De Mar, Catalonia







Illustrations inspired by and drawn in Catalonia, Spain after a beautiful day in Tossa De Mar







Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Don't Give Up Japan

Don't Give Up Japan - illustration submission to Illustration Rally for ongoing relief efforts in Japan following the Tsunami.

Please donate here - http://www.justgiving.com/ganbarenippon





Monday, 13 June 2011

Wonderland


Some of my illustrations are going to be in the Wonderland exhibition on the Fusion Screen at the Forum opening on the 20th June. Apart from feathers very plumped for having some of my work in this I can't wait to see the rest of it!

http://www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/events/view/wonderland/20-06-2011

Friday, 3 June 2011

Cauliflower Comfort


My favourite food illustration is to be published in "100 Illustrations - Favourite Food". My number one being Cauliflower Cheese, yum!

COW design festival


Really pleased to have been a part of the COW design festival last week....... Percy continues his sewing here unaware as usual of the doings of the rest of the world!

You can buy prints of Percy and others here in my etsy shop -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/tanky

Feline Femme Fatales!





A set of whimsical ladycats in their vintage swimmers
You can buy the postcard set of all six of these in my etsy shop here -

http://www.etsy.com/shop/tanky

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Alice in Wonderland


A sneaky peak of images I made for an Alice in Wonderland App currently in development at Magic Ink Books.

Aspirations

Percy Pics



Pictures of new character Percy

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The Family


I made these as a present for my mother, she is the biggest one followed by me, Bradley, Tiger and Chewbacca!