Illustrations

I like to work from photographs, loosely sketching the outline before detailing the shading and texture in coloured pencil or oil pastel. Animals are my absolute favourite thing to draw as I enjoy capturing their furriness. I drew the red squirrel and Bella, my chinchilla, as personal pieces. The guinea pig, mouse and ladybirds were part of a degree project to create a set of three motivational postcards. 

Sketching a guinea pig
Red squirrel oil pastel illustration
Ladybirds pencil illustration
Sketching a mouse
Grey chinchilla pencil illustration
Motivational animal postcards
Rat pencil illustration
Sketching a mice wedding card

Commissions

 

I drew Chewy the rat for my cousin, and designed the 'Mice in Love' card for a family wedding. 'Kayleigh and Owen's House' was a keep-sake for my daughter and her partner when they moved into their first house. I have since had more requests for commissions, and may take them on again in the future. For now though, completing my graphic design degree has to take priority.

Mice wedding card pencil illustration
House pencil illustration

Digital Designs

This is an area I am just beginning to explore. For my degree I've been learning to use Adobe Illustrator. Manipulating the pen tool takes a lot of practice, and while I am beginning to master the technique, at this level I can't achieve the same results as I can with a real pencil. More practice is needed!

Drawing a chinchilla on Adobe Illustrator
Sweet shop animated banner
Chinchillas drawn on Adobe Illustrator
Seahorses screen print

Screen Prints

I love the beautiful, organic nature of screen printed images, and the incredible patterns created by repeated prints. My designs are inspired by plants, leaves, petals and animal shapes. I transferred my owl print on to a tote bag, and I am hoping to put more of my prints on to merchandise soon.

Owl tote bag screen print
Screen printing
Blue dahlia screen print
Flower latch hook cushion design
Owl latch hook pattern
Owl latch hook cushions

Latch Hook Cushions

I designed the owls as a pair of fun cushions for my own sofa. The purple aster flower was a request to see if I could turn a photo into a cushion. I like to plan out my designs on graph paper before watching them grow into woolly pictures!