House Portraits

Sunday 30 September 2012

It's all a bit exciting

Right well... I've decided to do a Masters! It was a rather short notice decision although I did get offered a place at Uclan when I graduated, but decided to work instead seem as I was being offered freelance work. I'm really gladI waited a year first because my work has developed in many ways as well as me learning to work quicker and more efficiently.

It feels a bit amazing thinking I'm a student again (a post graduate one)! Even though it's going to be hard - I'm studying part time and working as much as I possibly can. I decided not to keep my website, for now I'm going to make this blog into my area of the web since that's what all the cool kids are doing anyway. Also you can be my friend if you like on my facebook.

In other news I'm also now a member of Farsley Art Club! A lovely little discovery, a group of really talented people and right near where I live. I can do life drawing there as well as other classes etc so I will hopefully be posting up things I've done there when I do something I don't mind showing! :)

Here's a drawing from life drawing. I used to go life drawing a lot but hadn't done it for about two years... so I was rusty. Most of the two hours I didn't really draw anything I liked, but this was a tiny drawing (this one is four inches tall) right towards the end of the session. It doesn't really look that much like the model at all, he has been stylised a bit. When I let my imagination come into my drawing then I produce something I like more. Not sure if that's the norm in a life drawing class but it's the best way for me to get the most out of it. My scanner is not speaking to me at the moment so this is just a photo from my phone, not the best quality.

Sunday 23 September 2012

Amazing rug

Went to visit my lovely friend Sarefa the other day and I thought her rug was pretty amazing!! Just had to take several photos!

Rug by Jeff Banks

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Like finding gold

And this is me looking mega mega happy the first time I found my cards in Tesco.. in another country! (Wales)...

More of my cards...

These are a couple I have designed for Hallmark that are in Waitrose. I think I've got a few coming out at Christmas too so once I know they are in the shops I shall share with the world!

Sunday 16 September 2012

Ta daa!! A post.

Goodness, it's been a while... My blog has become a little waste of space where the grass had stopped growing! I've just kept my head down really for the last year having an amazing time working at Hallmark. Until the end of July, I had kept on my second job too so all together I was working 6 days a week for a year since graduating. So... after getting made redundant from that job I've had some time now to start thinking again about what to do. So watch this space because I'm gonna start planting grass!

Here's some of my cards I've done at Hallmark that have made it on to the shelves of Tesco...