Friday, 25 February 2011

work and more work

Have been spending almost all of my free hours this week in the studio trying to catch up on work! I think i have finally got to the point where i feel like i am doing ok which is good! Got my first final spread finished yesterday and have added text on InDesign to see what it will look like when done. May try and get another one done today if i have time since tomorrow is our first cheerleading competition aaaaahhhh and we are going out in cheer uniform sat night after being out all day so sunday i will almost definitely be too knackered to do good drawing!

Friday, 18 February 2011

more mess

Ok so right now i am having a massive panic about the fact that we have a deadline in just over a week and i am much more behind than i first thought.. awesome. So anyway i did a few pages in my mess book since scribbling lots generally calms me down and now i am starting on the proper work!


Sunday, 13 February 2011

chocolate mug cake om nom

Got bored and decided to try this, recipe was taken from here
but i had no cocoa powder so used nutella which made it more gooey :)
I wish i had icecream to put with it now!


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons nutella
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.


Ok i think 4 nights out in a row has slaughtered me a little bit.. Have caught a slight cold and now i am not really feeling up to doing anything apart from chilling out and watching some iplayer and greys anatomy! Last night was fun anyway, i went to a friends for a "childrens party" themed 20th! all fun and games with party food, pass the parcel and lots of jelly and icecream :D. 
Was thinking of doing some drawing today but ended up just doing shopping and going online... i figure tomorrow can be my productive day, need to draw some trees from life so i may well end up just sitting in the park for a couple of hours!
I leave you with some work by Odilon Redon, and artist i have been using for inspiration recently! His characters are both creepy and awesome at the same time!

Monday, 7 February 2011

this week

I am currently looking forward to my first stupidly busy week since the week before halloween when i went out 6/7 nights in a week! We have 3 weeks left on our fairytale project which means I have loads of work to do including a dummy book of my story, layout plans, character development and more experimentation. This means I have no time for being hungover...
Which sucks because starting from Wednesday I have 4 nights out in a row. Kit night with the cheerleaders, not to be missed, Example playing in Oceana thurs which will be amazing, a house party at the boyf's house on friday and a kids themed party with vodka jelly and icecream on saturday... Mental!
Ah well I am chilling out tomorrow to prepare myself for the craziness which means a short meeting in the morning then some drawing at the aquarium! awesome! 
Here is a drawing from today(more eyes)  and some crazy images I was using for reference, Fennec foxes and Basking sharks! The foxes are so cute!!

Sunday, 6 February 2011


Ok I am posting twice today but mostly because the other one ended up being all about cheerleading and these images dont really fit! Here are some drawings I have been working on recently for the Grimms tale, The Sea Hare. I have been doing lots of creepy eye drawing which has been fun! The tower was inspired by the lord of the rings tower with the huge, all seeing eye at the top, I think it looks a bit more awesome than the ones i was doing before with 12 windows as it is in the story.


Today i woke up twice, firstly at 11am to read a text from my flatmate asking if i was awake, and the second time at 1pm with her ringing me and me swearing suddenly realizing how late it was... 
I didnt really have a plan for today but i still feel a little bit bad as i have wasted half the day. Am off to buy arnicare in a minute as our cheerleading coach said it was good for bruises and I have massive ones on both arms from doing basket tosses yesterday! Our stunt groups are made up of 5 people and yesterday we found out our front spot has broken her arm on a night out, bit of a disaster as its 3 weeks till the first competition :( ! Our coach has someone else lined up I just hope we can get the stunts in time as we are all a bit thrown off by the fact that our group will have to change..
We got our uniform last week and it is pretty amazing! My skirt is nearly a respectable length which I was glad about as some people looked like they were made for 12 year olds! Another complaint people had is that their spanky pants were too small, last year they had boy short style ones but this year they are more like briefs! I have yet to get mine but I am hoping they change them as I am not up for showing my arse to hundreds of people. 
Thought i would also post our team photo, we look pretty awesome to be honest, I am glad our uniform isnt pink and sparkly as I dont think it would suit the squad! However we do all have to wear huge bows in our hair which i like but some people think make them look like minnie mouse!