Saturday, May 28, 2011

Quickly, before I pop out to the International Alternative Press Festival here is a drawing I did of the awesome Zarina Liew (aka cobaltcafe) and Paul Shinn at the opening party for the same last night. They are both super talented illustrators and zinesters that you owe it to yourself to check out.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

so this is my plan:

Jenny Robins - Live Weddings and Events artist.

this is my flagship image - painting of Michael and Lucy outside St Paul's Cathedral.

I really really love drawing from life and doing portraits from photos. Both of these things are joy, and I'm good at them.

So today I revamped my website a bit to include pages on events drawing and portraits. (go check it out, I rejigged the fashion section too to include some of the last crop of LFW drawings).

On offer is live watercolour portraits similar to those done at the ACOFI launch, also a sort of reportage service where I can record your event for posterity in a unique and exciting way, pre or post event paintings from photographs are also on offer separately or as part of an events package.

The next part is me contacting wedding magazines, event companies, venues and such. If you know anyone who is getting married, or throwing a ball, or who might like a portrait commission, please do mention me, I'll be looking to do a couple of bargain basement events gigs to start off with to boost my portfolio.

I think if I can make this work it's going to be super acecakes and awesome. Horay!

Here to whet your appetite is some Royal Wedding sketches I did off of the BBC coverage (some coloured versions featured on Amelia's Magazine here and here), and a painting of Will and Kate from their engagement. There is also a version with laser eyes. You can see that here.

fyi I did not go to a street party. But I did eat a lot of sushi that day.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

belated post, in which sketches of the Bolney Pram Race, and Femi/Fara's favourites

On Easter Monday, I went to a small village in Sussex where my other half hails from, and watched men in dresses, a pope in a boat, numerous wallys that were where they should be, min mouse, jasmine and aladin, some gangsters, and other people I don't remember run around pushing each other in souped up prams and downing pints of beer.

You'll never hear me say Britain doesn't have a fine cultural heritage.
It was brilliant.

In other news, a long time ago I did some children's book illustrations for Driver Dan's story train. It was a brilliant commission, I really enjoyed it and it paid for my holiday. I am finally 100% sure that the episode has been aired so I'm now posting a few of my pictures here. I will put them in my portfolio on the website when I have a spare moment. So probably in about 2 months. The story is about a little girl who goes to visit her granny and who has a lot of different favourite colours.