Saturday, 4 December 2010

Proofs from: Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration!

On very bleak snowy week, hope you all wasn't disrupted too much by the weather. With winter firmly in place, especially the bitter wind slapping my face. To be honest, I've been having the blues. Rants about the travel and government not preparing, etc, I really wanted to see how other countries cope with the snow. 

Anyhoo, what brought a smile to my face was the proofs (courtesy of Amelia) from Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration. And it looks.... A M A Z I N G. Filled to the brim with colour and very talented illustrators. I was fortunate to have my neighbours, Kellie Black, Erica Sharp with me on the spreads. 

Gorgeous spreads of Jo Cheung, Natsuki Otani and Jenny Robins

I can't wait to get my copy and open it up on Christmas Day. Like a giddy child. Put it on your Christmas List, get your copy. Proof is in the flesh, why not order the real thing. Finally, Thank you Amelia, for working so hard on making this happen. 

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

It's here, it's here! After all the anticipation for last months, Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration is here and ready to Pre-Order! Definitely the right timing to put it on your Christmas list, ;) It features a wave of talented illustrators (Including yours truly) and inspirational ethical fashion designers. From the cover (by gorgeous ArtistAndrea) to back cover, it is a treat for the eyes. You will be spoiled. xx

Buy a copy here.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween! Flamingo Magazine

Happy Halloween!! 
In the spirit of Halloween, I created an illustration recently for Flamingo Magazine of Zola Jesus. An atmospheric singer with a unique voice.  Her videos are thought provking, eerie and gets you to the point of specific memory. Because of this, I wanted to portray her as a ethereal entity,  a shadow, a mist, the wind. As a result, it looked a bit suitable for this celebration. 

In vain, I brought sweeties for the kids, lets hope they don't knock on the door and egg the house..... Mwhahaha xx

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Amelia's Magazine: Basso & Brooke

For London Fashion Week, illustrations of Basso & Brooke. Check it out and see the full article hereA bit more rainbow Technicolor effect, I think works better on white background. 

Also a bit of NEWS, I recently did a video interview with Amelia (herself) for  Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration with more fellow illustrators. Finished an illustration for a client. Time does flies, 

So Watch this Space... xx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Mooncup, yes...

Evening! It's been awhile from my last post, and foremost

See 'the Ideal Period' here

Quick illustration update. Another beauty for Amelia's Magazine, one about the...ahem Mooncup.  See the full article here.

An alternative to tampons, and my best friend uses it religiously. This was a challenge, especially my first impressions of this product feels icky.  So I thought the retro 'pin up' girl theme advert would be suitable, making it less icky and more sexy hehe. 

Finally, I'm on my internship at Penguin Group with Dorling Kindersley, and I am loving every minute of it. I am learning so much how publishing works and also how illustrators are commissioned/ working within the team, etc. Also really truly understand how much of the work goes into these amazing extensive books.  So it explains my lack of presence on the good ol' internet. 

Let me know if you enjoy this and I speak to you soon! Have a lovely week xx

Monday, 6 September 2010

Hello! It's Veja Darkroom

Just finished this illustration yesterday for Amelia's Magazine, yet to be posted up onto the web. Nevertheless I couldn't wait to show you all, especially I am so pleased with the colour schemes. Also it came out well especially the type. The illustration is of a shopfront selling limited Veja Ethical bags. Hope you like it. Lots more to come! 


Friday, 3 September 2010

3. "Wish you were here"

Image courtesy of House of Fraser 
Last but not least, part three. And it's another addition to Amelia's Magazine, for her article pre thoughts on recent Vintage Goodwood Festival. It's really fascinating read and especially the debate emerges on how festivals should really market itself to the audiences. From the press photos, I would have loved to experience it myself and lapped it up (the advertisers. creators would love that)  But I am digressing....

Work in Progress
For awhile now, I really wanted to try more retro colouring/style to my images. Using limited colour palette, the blues and yellows, hints of red reflecting a past history. With this illustration I wanted it to reflect on lifestyle painting illustration you see in Women's Homes Magazine.  There are some bits I would improve otherwise I really enjoyed working this way. I hope it shows. 

That's it for now. But I got loads more illustrations to show off soon. So I won't neglect this blogspot. Have a good evening and speak soon xxx
Final Result 

Thursday, 2 September 2010

2. The Progress of Ziad

Hello, how are you? As promised, it's part deux!.
Another illustration for Amelia's Magazine, this time it's for interview article with Ziad Ghanem (Matt's ultimate favourite designer). I jumped at the chance to do the illustrations for this article because, just look at Ziad's pieces, they are just beautiful and dying to be illustrated.

From the sketch to painting. The Work in Progress.

I drew the portrait of Ziad and I have to admit I was a bit of perfectionist with this piece. After several attempts and eraser markings, I decided to go against my usual "colour explosions" (as some might call it hehe) and experiment with classic black and white with limited colour palette.

See the full article here 

The final result is quite intense, stark background and dynamic. This is one of the portraiture I enjoyed painting. Especially with the limited colour palette, I'll continue to do just that and possibly more men's pieces and portraiture.

Many thanks to Ziad who really loved the article and the illustrations and gave a shout out on his Facebook page. Gotta head out again to work so I'll see you again in Part Three! xxx

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

1. "Don't forget to..... blog"

Hello! How are you all? 
It have been awhile and lots of things been happening. Most of you know, I have been juggling with my illustrations and day job alongside. While I have been illustrating, I have neglected my poor blogspot. 
Therefore I am spoiling you with not one, or two but THREE illustrations! Hope you like it, lets get started before I head off to work! 

Hot off the press, I created my submission for lovely Balladof, "Dont forget to write."I had a lot of ideas while brainstorming, (my sketchbook looks very much like mad ramblings.)

Overall I am pleased with it, after several drafts. I am emerging into the editorial essence of illustration. Quick post, I will see you at part deux! xxx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

To Protector, with Love

Hello there! What do you for love eh? It's my beloved boyfriend's birthday and I thought I make a handmade birthday card (right under his nose) without him noticing. The illustration is of the protector surrounding his arms with love. 
P.S The animals are us based on our Chinese Year.
Until then, xxx

Monday, 19 July 2010

Maxjenny Forslund

All finished! My submissions for Amelia's Magazine Open Fashion Brief. I have chosen to illustrate talented and dynamic Maxjenny. Couldn't help myself, such luscious colours. Nevertheless I really enjoyed painting them while holidaying in Wales :)

Back from Wales!

Hello! How have you all been?
I am back from my trip to Aberystwyth, Wales. Finished the Coastal walk challenge to raise money for kids for learning difficulties, it was hard, steep and LOTS of variety of poo, cow poo, sheep poo, goat's poo. You get the gist.

 However the view was marvellous, a sight to see. With me on the challenge was my best friend and her family, with charity box in our hand, our part of the challenge is finished and next partakers can go on from where we have left of. Go on and donate even just a £1, we raised nearly £200 ourselves! Donate here.

Unfortunately there was a slow wifi connection at the cottage we were staying so it was quiet on the internet duties :(

Coffee table studio in ABERYSWYTH

While I was at Wales, I was ambitious to do four paintings to submit to Amelia's Magazine Open Fashion Brief. Packing most of my acrylics, paper and brushes I stupidly forgot my mug and palette, gah, So I brought a souvenir mug and party plates. Here a little sneak peek of the WIP.

My best friend's family never had seen an artist paint before, so it was odd having an audience, I didn't mind. Had a bundles of companions while I was painting, a litter of cats! 

Friday, 9 July 2010


Quick post for tonight before  leaving for Wales. (I'll miss my beloved)  Random clearance of my art materials, I might as well put to good use with this sketch or paint express as I call it. Been so busy lately this week, by next week I will be doing my charity walk for kid's with learning difficulties! So excited and hectic Until next time. xx

Monday, 5 July 2010

Somewhere Sometime: Brick Lane!

Went to the Somewhere Sometime exhibition in East Gallery in Brick lane which exhibits many talented illustrators I know, especially they are in the year above me at Westminster's University.
Rachel of Precious Little

It was really lovely to catch up and see "Life AFTER Uni," the graduate's life. Also as a plus, it was great to see Rachel of (@precious_little) who previously done work for Amelia's Magazine. Check it out! Also check out Rachel blog on Private view. Loads of people to browse and be inspired. 

Riccie, me and Rachel

Including Riccie, a designer/illustrator using collage and papercuts especially of food and litter dropped in various locations of London. The asparagus was my favourite. Yum.

Exhibition on until Weds 7th July. So head over and see! While you're there enjoy Brick Lane. If you haven't been to Brick Lane, to define: it's exhilarating, smelly and exotic and chaotic. Me and my beloved keeps stopping every time there was a stall with odd trinkets, vintage items. He wanted to impulsively buy Plane googles to look bad ass. So next time we'll go to Brick Lane instead of Oxford St.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Amelia's Magazine: GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY

Another addition to Amelia's Magazine. Lucky Amelia went to Climate Camp at Glastonbury and blogged her daily events on the happenings and going ons. See it here. Much Better than World Cup methinks. 

Illustration of band GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY! Using more summer, sun-kissed colours me hopes. What do you think?

Friday, 2 July 2010

Amelia's Magazine: Art of Mentoring

Hey y'all. 
Going to hit you with loads of illustrations. An addition to Amelia's Magazine, Jon Young leader of Wilderness Awareness School. Teaching others an deeper connection to nature and the community around us. Which is much needed in today's climate, societies, etc. Check them out playing 'bones' too. 

See the article here and see what Amelia have learnt! 

Jon Young 

Playing "Bones"

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Giveaway Time: WINNER!

Thank you to all who have entered my giveaway treats! 
Thank you for all the kind words, I had a lovely birthday spoiled with cakes. Tiramsu, Strawberry Gateau and Light Choco Chip Cake... to name a few hehe. 

Time to announce the winner of the Giveaway Winner!
It is...........


An email on your way and bag of goodies, congratulations ! Also two runners up are .......

Sandra Dieckmann
Stephen Minty
You two, will get a print of choice on your way :)

Thank you so much again and Happy Days! xx

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

+ If I were Patrik +

I was Patrik of Piktografika for the "If I were you project" founded by lovely Sandra Dieckmann
Go ahead and click here! To take a look at the lots of talented illustrators contributing.
Also take a peek at Patrik's works. After a lot of thoughts "what would I do if I were him." 
Combine his love of David Bowie with weird visual and sounds. 

Answer is simple: 

"If I were Patrik, I will star in my own Kabuki Theatre, rescue the Mistress and defeat evil villains."

Monday, 14 June 2010

Giveaway Time!!

Hello Everyone and to my new followers! 
Hope this will bring smile to your face!

To celebrate my birthday on Thursday 17th, and I treating you guys to giveaway treats!
Treats include 1) a original handmade Canvas bag, 2) colourful badges, 3) original Lino cards and 4) One Print of your choice!

If you fancy winning, all you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment.
If you're already following my blog, then just leave a comment. :) 
Also the comment should state which print you like from my website:

It's that easy, I will put all your names in a hat draw and will announce the winner on 30th June on Twitter and on this blog. 

Good Luck! Happy days to all!  xxx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Raw Moleskine Sketches

Pieces of my sketches from beloved Moleskine. Been experimenting with all pens around the house, biros. But ultimately, I am loving the Muji Brush pen. Methinks I need to sketch more from life. Also, I am treating you to my first giveaway goodies! So watch this space, more info on the blog post to come! 

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