28 June 2011

More teacups

I do like drawing and painting teacups, not sure why. These ones can be found in the shop.

23 June 2011

Bunny on a boat

I draw a lot of bunnies, but I think this is the first one I've put to sea.

Find it in the shop here http://www.etsy.com/shop/ickleson! Also in the shop, teacups...

17 June 2011

So many bunnies!!!!

 Each bunny hugs a love heart, and has been made by me. I've made a couple of custom ones for friends so if this is something you're interested in email me. Or if you want to buy one of these little characters check out ickleson.etsy.com

16 June 2011

Emmy the Great for Amelias Magazine

I spent a lovely couple of hours doing a little piece for Amelia's Magazine to go alongside a review of Emmy the Great's latest album Virtue. It is very rare that an illustration turns out exactly how I have it in my head, but some times things just fall together. So here is my initial sketch, she does look naked behind the cake (and has no hair), but I was happy with it:

And from the first sketch I just carried on adding detail and colour, and here is the finished illustration:

To read the review and see my illustration and other illustrators take on the same subject click here.

15 June 2011

And now for something completely different

 A friend of mine asked if I could draw him a tattoo. I asked what he wanted, and he said a cute zombie pinup girl. I must admit it isn't something I've drawn before, but I managed to come up with this lady.
Making the undead sexy without being grotesque was a bit of a challenge, but I'm quite proud of how it turned out. I wonder if he will get it tattooed, if he does, I'll make sure I get a photo.

09 June 2011

Toys & Tags

 I have had a fab old time with my sewing machine making dresses, which are not interesting enough to post about, and I have also made toys (about which I am very excited). I'm going to sell them on Etsy, but I will post photos as I add them to the shop, but for starters here are a pair of bunnies.

 I have also made Owls and Mermaids. Why that combination of characters? I don't know, it just seems to be the way my mind works. Each one will be sold with an illustrated tag:

08 June 2011

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Last night I downed tools early and headed over to Tatty Devine, Brick Lane, not only because they are one of my favourite jewellery makers but also to attend a special event - I went to see Amelia of Amelia's Magazine on the final night of her book tour.
I got to sample some refreshing Lychee, Berry and Basil Juiceology and admire/eat some scrummy beautiful biscuits from The Biscuiteers, before listening to an inspiring talk about Eco fashion, illustration and social media from Amelia herself.

I treated myself to a copy of the book (so I could pour over the illustrations) and also came away with a fab Tatty Devine bag and some Dr Hauschka face mask samples.
I met some truly lovely people including Emma Block (whose gorgeous pictures are in the book) and Maria Papadimitriou (who makes very clever jewellery from thrown away plastic).

You can even see me amongst the crowd in the photos on Tatty Devine's blogpost about the event here or admire Emma's perfectly iced biscuit and photos of the night here. And if you are still wondering what all the fuss is about visit Amelia's Magazine.

Cake & Cards

At the weekend I went to a lovely sunny summer wedding, where the highlight of the day was the cake. It was a Choccywoccydoodah (they're based in Brighton) and was created out of white chocolate and delicious chocolate fudge sponge.
 The other thing to catch my eye recently was a little parcel from Moo. It landed on my doormat and inside were my new business cards.
I am so completely in love with them - especially the rounded corners. I am carrying them with me everywhere, so if our paths should cross feel free to ask me for one.
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