Tuesday, 21 October 2014


So, I've mentioned that I'm quite the fan of the show Vikings (and in particular Lagertha who is just amazing!) so it was only natural that I'd eventually make an illustration based on her. I decided I'd give the illustration a storybook feel that focuses on her personal journey and fight for independence. I'm pretty pleased with how this piece turned out - I hope you like it too! If you've got any suggestions for new illustrations you'd like to see, please just drop me a comment below. 

C xxx

Monday, 20 October 2014

YouTube Header for Sarah Smiles

Last week I worked on a little illustration project for Sarah Smiles. I can't take all of the credit for this Youtube header because Sarah very kindly provided me with the feather graphics! The reason for this was that Sarah wanted her YT banner to match up with the graphics she already has on her blog, she just wanted her YT header to be a little unique too. I created the little portrait and put everything together, and this is the end result! It took us a few attempts to get everything just right as YT can be a bit of a pain at times. If you'd like to check out Sarah's channel, you can do so here

C xxx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Palm Ghosts for Amelia's Magazine

This is another little illustration I produced to accompany an article for Amelia's Magazine. I was really pleased that Amelia asked me to contribute again so I hope I did the piece justice! The article is an interview with Palm Ghosts/Joseph Lekkas and I based my illustration on the song 'Canaries in the Mine'. If you want to read the interview, you can do so here

I think my creation is pretty straightforward given the name of the song aha! I do have some happier illustration planned though, never fear. 

Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my previous few posts. These last few weeks have been really quite stressful and they do cheer me up a bit! 

C xxx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

etcGabrielle Illustrations

Another little commission to share with you today! I was recently commissioned by Gaby to rebrand some bits and bobs for her blog, including a new header and buttons. Gaby was really sweet to work with and she had a fully formed idea of what she wanted, so the whole process was very simple. It was all done within one day! I made a repeat pattern to be used as the background for the header, I suppose it could be used for the entire blog background too (I think this might involve a wee bit of code to make the header transparent!). 

If you're looking for a new beauty and lifestyle blog to follow, then you can catch up with Gaby's posts here

C xxx

Friday, 10 October 2014

Hannah Schneider Illustration for Amelia's Magazine

I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute an illustration to Amelia's Magazine this week! I've been a fan of the magazine for quite awhile now so I was super pleased to be able to participate and share my work. Amelia was really lovely too. If you're an illustrator/artist, I'd definitely recommend looking out for open briefs and callouts - you can keep up to date by following Amelia's Twitter feed

Anyway, my illustration was inspired by one of the songs on Hannah Schneider's new album, Red Lines. I decided I wanted to create a simple, graphic illustration to represent the song Wild Geese. My idea is that the girl on the shore is turning into a goose herself because she wants to be able to fly away with them! 

If you'd like to read Amelia's interview with Hannah, then you can do so here

C xxx

Monday, 6 October 2014

Seven Things

My sweet friend Jennie tagged me for the One Lovely Blogger Award, so here are seven little snippets about me (if you happen to be interested!). 

1. I'm an intensely private person and I really don't share very much at all so it's a little strange to be writing this! I think I'm getting better and obviously will answer questions if asked, I just don't often volunteer too much. 

2. I've just returned from magical Orlando! I did all of the usual Disney stuff but I also got the chance to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I now think that the Universal parks are my favourite and are edging Disney out slightly - Diagon Alley was just so good! If you have any Florida related questions, I'd be happy to answer them as best I can. 

3. Despite my love of Harry Potter, 'The Secret History' is still my favourite book. Donna Tartt is such a great author and it's almost painful waiting for her books to be released. Moar books needed! 

4. I love most small animals but I'm still quite scared of dogs. It makes me feel so mean! If I see one wandering around without an owner close by, I always worry that they might chase me. 

5. I have hundreds of favourite illustrators, the list seems to grow day by day. However my recent find is Brittney Lee, if you're a Frozen fan you NEED to check her out asap. 

6. I'm not a very healthy person really; I eat lots of chocolate and biscuits and I really don't feel bad about it at all! 

7. I freaking love Star Trek. That's another obsession that grows daily. Worf is my favourite character, but I also love Doctor Bashir. Quark and Nog are pretty darn high up on the list too. 

I'd like to nominate my pal Marta!

C xxx

Imogen's Angels

This is a little commission I worked on the other week for a lovely lady called Rose. Rose has set up a fund/charity in memory of her daughter Imogen who was stillborn in 2012. She hopes to be able to help other grieving parents whilst simultaneously raising awareness. The logo idea was all Rose's, I just thought it would be pretty to set the scene at night and add some stars and a deep rich sky. 

I'd really love it if you could give her a follow on Twitter, I'm sure it would mean a lot! 

C xxx