Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

some of the portraits I did at the Pop Up Vintage Fair in Islington

I tried out a few new ideas here - offering people the choice of having themselves drawn in the style of a vintage period or famous vintage person (can you spot who?) although most people still plumped for a straight up portrait

a very lovely lady 

 a closet glamour puss, obviously

There were definitely some interesting characters at the vintage fair. On the theme of bringing back the past, one lady (not pictured) wanted me to draw her 30 years younger than she was, although that's not what she said, she just kept telling me I was drawing her wrong. That's not the shape of my jaw, well no, but you can't see the shape of your jaw anymore I'm afraid love. I felt a bit better when her daughter told me she thought I'd captured her perfectly (phew). 

Thankfully everyone else was lovely. The gentleman pictured bottom left also regaled me with a fascinating diatribe on how in the old days men were men and women were women and how jogging bottoms ought to be outlawed. I swear I saw him on Upper Street last week in what I would call jogging bottoms. 

Also while I was there I managed to justify buying a necklace with the proviso that I will wear it on my wedding day - not long to go at all now eep!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Parp. I have too many things to blog about 


This month's top news in pictures?

I drew portraits of people in a caravan covered in Heisenburg's face. I blogged about it here for StoryHands. I don't like Breaking Bad, please send your outraged postcards to...

for a limited time only you can buy some of my pictures on OhhDeer on mobile phone covers (!) iphone and galaxy herehere  and here . Also on some nice Giclee prints here here and here and on canvas here 

I made these birthday cards. You can buy them here

I got my sister to get my cat (by association only now really, as I haven't lived with her for many years) to  pick the winner to my pet portrait giveaway. That was cool. Emma won. 

I also did some portraits at a Pop Up Vintage Fair. I might actually blog about that though, COMING SOON ISN'T IT. I might also blog about my wedding invites that I designed for my wedding. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Drawing live musicians is great, although it gets harder (and more exciting) the more mobile they are. 

A week or so ago I went to a gig my friend Cynthia of Sophecy played in King's Cross, but managed to catch only the last fading notes of her performance as I rushed from a Year 7 parents evening 
(I made a 12 year old cry, worth it). 

To console myself I drew two of the remaining acts, the Mumfordesque Narrow Plains and the very exciting Shockolady. The latter was an example of the harder kind of live drawing as she was pulling out a lot of sexy moves.