Over the last few years I’ve really come to appreciate the seasons a lot more, and find myself constantly on the look out for interesting plants and fruits that I might be able to capture down on paper. I’ve been doing a lot of walking and have been making mental notes of where the best apple trees, blackberry brambles and figs are – not just for drawing either of course!
In the last months I’ve started a collection of drawings which I’m calling ‘Series of Five’, inspired by this interest in the changing seasons, and picking up from where I began with this drawing of Oysters I did for A Better Place Journal.
I finally got round to getting some prints ordered, which you can now buy from my etsy shop. It was fun taking some stylised photos of my prints with a new-old camera that I bought recently.
The camera I bought is a Panasonic Lumix G1, from 2010. I bought it second hand as I was looking for something cheap and fairly basic for a beginner like myself. It’s been really great so far, and I’m looking forward to getting to know it better.
I’m looking forward to seeing what I can get down on paper as Autumn rolls in!
Hello people, I’ve got something special for you this fine Monday afternoon!
A while back I did some illustrations for a beautiful website in the making, called A Better Place. Well today, that website has launched! The website, founded by Sophie Caldecott (who you can also find blogging here) is an online platform for ethical consumerism, and it’s totally beautiful. The idea of the website is to make ethical living more attractive, more accessible, and to throw off the commonly held view that it’s too expensive, or too difficult, a lifestyle to live by. On the website you can find everything from product reviews of ethical technology, fashion, and cleaning products, to informative articles on ethical living. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sophie and the team, and I know that they’re going to go on to do great things!
I did two illustrations for this launch, which I gave a peek at in this post I did back in June. The first illustration is an accompany to Sophie’s first editor’s letter, and illustrates the difficulties in making this project a reality. I really loved doing this piece…the textures and colours of shells can be amazing.
Oysters – for A Better Place’s first editor’s letter
The second illustration I did was for an article on light pollution. I did two drawings for this, which I layered up to created the final piece. It’s so different from the other piece, but again, a joy to do!
Stargazing – for an article on light pollution
I’m so pleased to have been a part of the launching of A Better Place, and can’t wait to see what happens next. Give their website a visit, and try not to splurge on all the amazing products they have to offer!
Morning everyone! It’s a sunny day and I’ve been practicing drawing oysters…for an exciting website soon to be unveiled later this summer (not mine I might add, although I wish it was!)
Oysters are amazing little things…so much colour and texture in these treasures.