Friday, 25 December 2009

LA Fashionsnob

Finished! Collaboration for the lovely Heather Petrey, author of the LA Fashion Snob Blog.
Go check her blog out! With an insight to the happenings of LA and the fashion culture out there! Wish I can go to LA...

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

What can I say this Christmas Eve except have a lovely time tomorrow on Christmas day :)
May you enjoy the luxurious food, your family fussing and the Boxing day sales ;)
Merry KISSmas! xXx

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Sketchbook Magazine

It's been a odd gap of events and happenings to be honest, searching for jobs, getting three jobs at the same time and finally graduating.
However, what made my day was Sketchbook Magazine arriving and there! was my illustrations in a magazine!! I was so chuffed and it really did spur me on to complete my visual backlog. Even more I was featured on my Susie's Blog too. Her feedback meant a lot to me. Only to do is to say: Thank you so much! To the team at Sketchbook! Susie and the Editor in Chief, thank you!

Buy a copy here XD

Monday, 7 September 2009

Me @ Secretts Thailand Festival

Hello there! Ok, a lot has been going on lately and usually it's one after another, applying for jobs, helping at Mum's restaurant and etc, etc. I using Twitter often, it's easier than blogging at times, however follow me!

Last week on the bank holiday weekend I was fortunate enough to share a stall space with a friend at the Annual Amazing Thailand Festival! I was selling my handmade bags, hand printed greetings cards, books, badges and prints of my work. As you can see above XD
It's was really hot, (apparently last day of summer that 31st Monday). The whole festival was held in a farm in Milford, Surrey, all the food stalls, arts and crafts, massages, fairground, the whole shebang and it was exciting.
Arrived early, to set up the stall in the middle of a field, with my Audrey Hepburn partition, desks and Mum's restaurant table cloths, worrying profusely, couple of the neighbours sensed I was a first timer. Despite all the hustle, bustle and worry and the intense sunshine, ( thank god for the coconut juice, iced coffees and Thai beer and cocktails) it was all good fun. I met loads of people, school kids, monks furthermore I sold loads and got really good feedback, about the products and the credit crunching prices. Woo hoo!
Oh my friends came to see me too! Jo, Emma, Chris, Sam and Ruth came by and it was so lovely to see them all. That made my day too, so I will do this all again, it was worth it.

PS. Couldn't resist sitting on these 'FOOT' Stools and 'HAND' Chairs, XD
More photos of the lovely day here.
P.S.S Thank you to new followers and following my blog!
Take care now!

Friday, 31 July 2009

Goldilocks Flux

Good evening! Long time no blog, I was very busy moving house and now I have moved, yay, but haven't quite settled in. However I did do a new illustration for a magazine based on a British Designer of my choice, Lu Flux. Also I have posted up photos of New Designers here. There were many talented illustrators there, including Robert Sae-Heng, Jana Diemberger, Leanne Wade.

Ben Cain Illustration @ New Designers

Once I settled, I am planning to do more illustrations. Also posting up more photos from events too. Good night and take care!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

New Designers 2009

Hello! Im living between two homes at the mo so it was really lovely to be invited to the New Designers Private Awards Night at the Business Centre in Angel. Loads of graduates have exhibited here from product design to illustration, also some illustrators I have recognised from D&AD New Blood not too long ago. Unfortunately my camera had no battery hence the lack of photos, but I will be going there again since it ends this Sunday 19th July. More info can be found here if you want to have a little look.

I have to admit New Designers pretty similar to D&AD New Blood with the exception of a hefty entry price to visit on the day. However it was fresh to see other graduates' work and feel really inspired at the end of the day. More photos to come.

Ohh and by the way, I met the lovely Amon fellow illustrator, whom is very happy with the free latest issue of Grafik magazine when you fill in a reader's survey.

Monday, 6 July 2009

See, See, See

Hello! Hope all is well. This is one of the illustrations I have been working on. It's of a blogger, Susie Bubble and I have to say it was a pleasure to read her blogs and create an illustration of her. Hope she likes it to be honest. If not, then it was a pleasure still. It's nice to do something a little more light hearted and colourful for a change. More illustrations included on my website. Another subject, I will be moving homes. Fun times...  

Monday, 29 June 2009

Not a Wallflower

Hello there! Hope all is well. This will be a quick post as I'm a little bit Sleepy Bird (Character from Pocoyo hehe) Only had 5 hours sleep, painting, drawing and creating. Here are some teaser illustrations.
I've been doing some patterns and wallpaper drawings, which was quite experimental and new for me. Thank goodness for Julia for her amazing tutorial. Definitely worth checking out. :)
Talk soon, I think I'll need some sleep mew mew

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Work, Neverending Story

Hello there again, two blog posts in one day! To make up for the lack of posts, I'll show you guys what I've been working on. Here are a couple of editorial illustrations. Quite different to the dark narrative stuff I'm used to working but it definitely  makes a good change to be honest. The illustrations are about blogging and how to cope with negative comments on the blog or on the net
They are at the rough stages at the mo, so watch this space. 
Feel free to tell me what you think of it :) 

Who likes Cake??

Hello there and good afternoon! It's been a busy week, preparing for the next show, D&AD New Blood, more information can be found here.
You have to register first, but it is free so please come and visit ^_^
Also on Weds 17th June,  ( if you're curious, yes my parents did call me 'June' they won't forget my birthday :P) it was my 22th birthday!  I don't feel that age though, I feel 19 at least..
Mum thought at first I was 24, d'oh. 
After the age confusion and debates, I had a lovely day. After going to Uni, I went to Central, window shopped and I found some cute things on my travels. (I wish I brought those cupcakes.) I thought the 'Super Mario Bros' window display was super cool. I ate at 'Mermaid's Tail,' typical for a mermaid lover like me.
It was a simple day out  really but was lovely. Even more lovely was the surprise I had the next day, when my lovely friends, Katie, Becky and Rashika presented me my own Bday cake hehe. It's was chocolately and indulgent cake and coincidentally, perfect present cos I didn't have any cake on my birthday.
Thank you!!!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Holga Experimenta

Hello there this evening!
I just got these  developed today from my holga camera which was an experimental buy. Anyway, the guy from Snappy Snaps had a rant to me, saying how crap the holga is and how you need to focus and lighting more. But it's not that bad, it's abstract and surreal at the same time. I will persist, suppose practice makes perfect. I won't give up painting soon ;) 

Friday, 12 June 2009

I've been sooo bad, Komodo ate me

I haven't really been a good blogger have I???

Well I will make amends. 
Here's something that I was working on. 
Development and the finished painting. Took about over 2 days whilst I was watching Britain's got Talent Final hehe.
Yep that is a komodo dragons..... about to eat a guy...
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