Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Here's a little scary sketch I did for a Halloween with personal story attached to it

"What scared me as a child."

The whole idea of "Monsters under the bed" never really scared me but I did wonder where else they could be. Sometimes when I was alone in my room, in the dark and couldn't get to sleep I was convinced "things" monsters of sorts were just outside lurking in the stairway and could appear any moment to suprise me. That thought terrified me and I had to get to safety (my mum and dad's room). Which by the way was the worst placed room (opposite the stairway) meaning I've have to go past the monsters. I was so sure that they would wait for me there and if I didn't run fast enough  they would be able to grab me with these huge, creepy hands.
Even though I was terrified of the monsters I remember it was better to feel safe than sit on my own and feel worried, I just had to be fast enough! When the moment came I remembered bolting round that corner as fast as I could so they couldn't get me (obviously I was too quick for them) and feeling so relived when I got to their room. The monsters wouldn't dare go near a big, fearless adult and I went to sleep quite happily there. Not a monster in thought.

20 years later and that stairwell still makes me nervous in the dark. I'm sure they're still there :p

Happy Halloween folks and I hope you enjoyed my story :)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Illustration classes

So I've got an exciting few weeks ahead of me - I'll be teaching some kids illustration classes at Honey Pot Ceramics arts and crafts studio :D
All the info is on the poster but please email/phone Honey Pot for more details. They also have more info up here on Honey pot's facebook page. Thanks!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Illustration Friday - Repeat

Moths! They seem to be everywhere at the moment eurggggh. I'm sure they will take over the world soon

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Illustration Friday - Temptation

Been a while since I've done Illustration Friday - too long. This is the first time I've actually ever tried to do a comic/sequenced illustration and was actually kind of fun to try something a little bit different. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Little Ox Exhibition "Here we are"

Just taken part in an exhibition at The little Ox gallery and I'm pleased to say the opening night went very well. It was very busy indeed (so much so it was difficult to move round!) and was great to see such a variety of work from interpreting an ordnance survey map as a piece of art. I had two pieces of artwork in the show but here's some pictures I took from the night so take a look at all the great work! :)

My 2 pieces :)