Draw Coen Brothers Characters

Comic artist James Howard (@themooks) has been running themed ‘Draw’ challenges for a few years now, and I’ve always wanted to take part in one but never seemed to be able to fit it in. Finally there was a theme that I really couldn’t resist – Draw Coen Brothers Characters. I picked Maude Lebowski.

 

‘The Big Lebowski’ is very dear to me as I was 20 and working in a cinema when it came out. My friends and I had marvelled and become slightly obsessed with the trailer for weeks before it finally arrived… unfortunately not at our cinema. We had to go and see it elsewhere (it was way too cool for the cinema we worked at.) I was also really tempted to draw Steve Buscemi as I love his face, but I love Maude’s character and Julianne Moore’s performance… and thought not many female characters would get picked for the Coen Bros theme apart from maybe Marge Gunderson in Fargo.  There have been some absolutely amazing contributions to the challenge so far, so DEFINITELY go and have a look at James’ Tumblr here:

http://mookiest.tumblr.com/post/72649411022/draw-coen-bros-characters

Tiny Pencil!

Tiny Pencil!

Well, this is my first blog post in a very long time as I’ve been totally swamped lately with launching a magazine, Tiny Pencil! If you haven’t heard about it yet, the best way to find out more is to visit the Tiny Pencil website here. It’s a regular printed anthology that celebrates all thingsContinue Reading

Calendar giveaway winner

Time to announce the winner of the calendar giveaway…! The winner is: MEGUMI LEMONS! She’s a fantastic children’s illustrator, with a lovely website at www.megumilemons.com Here’s one of her pieces: So well done Megumi :o)

My third and final calendar illustration

My third and final calendar illustration

Time to write about my final calendar piece! I had actually had the idea for this piece before the calendar project started, so the other two illustrations were built around this one… which I started work on after I got back from Bologna last year. I liked the idea of illustrating the moment of theContinue Reading

My second ‘Storybook Brushes’ calendar piece

My second ‘Storybook Brushes’ calendar piece

Before Christmas I blogged about the first of the three new pieces that I illustrated for the collaborative calendar project that I’m part of. I’m working with the fabulous Angela Matteson, Juana Martinez-Neal, and Maria Bogade and we’re at an exciting stage of the process at the moment. Several hundred calendars are in the processContinue Reading

Newsletter!

Newsletter!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mine was lovely and restful and now I’m keen to get started with the various projects I have lined up for 2013! There’s a lot of exciting stuff on the cards, starting towards the end of January with an exhibition called ‘Call of the Wild’ where a groupContinue Reading

Storybook Brushes – The Calendar Project!

Storybook Brushes – The Calendar Project!

This is a very exciting post for me to be able to write, as it’s the culmination of a lot of work and a little bit of secrecy! In March I attended the Bologna Book Fair for the first time (read all about it here) …and I came away really wanting to experiment with my style.Continue Reading

The Zero2illo Live conference!

The Zero2illo Live conference!

So I’ve just battled my way through my first ever public speaking engagement, and it was great! When the organiser of Zero2illo Live (the fab Jon Woodward) first asked me to take part in a panel discussion, I told him that I didn’t think I could do it. I’ve always been very shy… painfully shyContinue Reading