Monday, 27 December 2010

What's In Your Bedroom?



Images © Olivia Howitt

Over the summer, photographer and fellow northerner Olivia Howitt from What's In Your Bedroom? came to visit and take some photos of my room for her great blog. A nosey parkers paradise! Check out her project and if you're in the London/Manchester area.. kick your gruds under your bed and open your bedroom doors.

x

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas, friends... hope santa was kind to you all.
Lots of love x

Friday, 17 December 2010

Be My Groom, Please.

A drawing before the computer's got its digital little hands on it, from a wedding invite I've been working on.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Brrrrrrrr.






Double tights, double gloves, double my body weight. Roll on Christmas please!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

My Favourite Little Spot In London



Hello under there, little stray cat of Newington Green

Friday, 12 November 2010

See,


Sometimes the hardest part is letting you go.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Last Night I Peeled My Soles Off


And now there's no going back. x

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

TRICKLE TREAT


Getting excited. Want to carve a pumpkin. Don't know what to dress up as. Wish I was in NY. Suprise suprise.

x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I See Faces


Some medical visuals. This girl's reproductive system just looks like a big gurning face. I'm about to get the paints out, feel like everythings been a bit digital lately. Time to get messy.

x

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Kiss Of Life For A Cardboard Robot.


I haven't dreamt in ages. But this morning this happened: a baby boy I was looking after crawled into my bag, drank some of my pepsi cola and died. He turned into a flat cardboard robot with pressed flowers for vital organs. I remember being so beside myself with panic, trying to give him the kiss of life and trying to re inflate the tiny leaf lungs and move the daisy heart. I woke up in tears. Holy crap.

I'm working on a couple of longer projects at the moment, one being about a Star for a charity and the other being about a slug and a snail, for my dad. Getting ready to hibernate as the weather heads for hairdryer-in-bed ville.

I got so obsessed with the Chilean miners being rescued, I stayed up until approximately 3 minutes before the first miner came out and woke up in a fluster to my computer screaming applause, I almost died. I'm more obsessed with the fact their skin was so soft they were finding it hard to shave.

x

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

I Can Smile At The Old Days





Some little bits and pieces I've been working on lately, it's kind of an old childhood memory milked for 23 frames. Plus, Throwing Your Voice by Damien Jurado, it's a beauty. x

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Bikes, Bela, Barcelona and Boo Boo's Off To Cat Heaven

Goodbye my skeletal ginger handbag surprise. I will miss you making everything in my bag hairy, I will miss you flirting outrageously with all my boyfriends and I will miss you laying out your tiny body right where I was about to tread. Booboo, you were the best. x

Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday, 23 July 2010

Bold Pidge


A present for my lovely sister. The little one turns 21 tomorrow! It seems like only yesterday she would be dancing naked in front of a sofa stuffed with balloons with faces drawn on. Poor bean. Anyway, she's just moved into a new flat and she loves wood pigeons. (and pretending to know their weight) Happy Birthday Aine!




Here's a really old picture I drew about 2 years ago of my friend and very amazing photographer Annie and just got round to finishing it off on the train to manchester. Eating worms from the wholefoods salad counter.


x

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A Family Affair


Here's a private commisson I did recently, it's a semi family portrait to mark the arrival of their first child. Very fun to do, got a bit carried away with the picnic blanket. Rein it in! (Edit: no pun intended)

I realised recently when clearing my desk... how often I write 'hello' on all of my worksheets. I thinking it must be to check my pencil lead's doing just fine, but maybe I need to get myself a desk buddy and stop scrawling SOS's to Mr Nobody all day long. ......... HELLO? ....... hello?

x

Emily

Pre-photoshop doodles
x

Friday, 2 July 2010

Park n Rock


Park n Rock is back on the move... this time it's back to Paris for July 10th. http://www.studioburo.com/parknrock.html Thanks again to Ken and Jérome!!

Working indoors during shiny happy days is always a bit annoying and I wish I could just drag my desk outside and plug my lightbox in to the sun. London, like anywhere, is amazing when the sun comes out. Went swimming in Hampstead ponds the other day, tadpoley hair and green slimey feet, but there's something more exciting about swimming in real water... Perhaps more so after a bottle of wine.

Lots of amazing little things on the go, will post some more pictures tomorrow
x

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Graduate Fashion Week






A couple of verrrry quick illustrations for Amelia's Mag (online) for GFW.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Twister Lollies and Holes In Bodies

Yesterday has creeped me out. I spent the morning on Broadway market trying to pick up a nice Cowboy related present for Stokey's favourite Cowboy and ran into some friends on the Fields. We were slowly turning into lobsters with ice cream mustaches when two rival gangs started shooting at each other right by us. It's funny what happens in situations like that, some people instinctively hit the ground where most just stood like marble statues, desperately trying to convince themselves that no one would be fucking stupid enough to shoot blindly into a field completely packed with families and kids at 3.30pm. Well yeah, they were, and some poor dude having a picnic with his friends got shot. I've never seen someone with a bleeding bullet hole in their back before, but I wont be forgetting that in a hurry. I can't stop stalking the internet to see if he is ok... please be ok, please be ok, please be ok.

I think most people in London Fields yesterday will have spent their evening wondering what the hell we're all living down here for. I swung by a 3rd Birthday party on my way home to eat tiny triangular cheese sandwiches and try to counterbalance what I'd just seen by watching miniature people jump about a bouncy castle, totally oblivious of the shitty country that lies beyond the balloons and bunting in their garden. I'm never bringing up my kids in London.

x

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

A Weird Drawing


This was one of those job where you wished so badly that you'd known the art director better. It is a portrait of a business man who made a shit-loada-cash from hotels and Disney land... success story aside, he had a mouth of jet black pegs. I couldn't quite believe my bad luck when I received the photo's to draw from.
I decided against getting out the black crayola. My mum saw the illustration in the magazine and said it was "a bit strange" read: fucking shit, dear. I showed her the original and she had herself a little laugh.

Anyway, three things that have made this week ok:
- constantly sneaking up on Audrey
- pretending I'm going to put her in the bin
- placing her on to of a high object and pretending to walk off

x

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

If You Told Me All Of This When I Was 15...

"Illustrator" or nanny. Who even knows anymore.



My heart is anywhere but here.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Three Blind Mice

I just spied a mouse in my kitchen. It was a bit cute but mostly quite alarming. I bet it gets about shitting in my cous cous as soon as I hit the hay.

I have no wall on my bedroom. It's going to be drinking from my tear duct and sticking its weird little tail in my ear hole all night and I will have no idea.

I think I might be over thinking this.....

Please get out of my kitchen in case you end up on my bagel and then we'll both be sorry.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Rummage


I'm taking part in this on Sunday! Come down, I'm having a big clear out of drawings and prints plus come and nosey at all the junk from under my bed. It doesn't start til noon, so that gives you loads of time to nurse your bank holiday hangover and come see me still in the realms of mine. Thanks to Superette for having me!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Portfolio Spring Clean


A collection of bits and pieces from my portfolio. I'm in the middle of setting up my online shop at the moment, so expect some prints, bags and paintings up for grabs in the next couple of weeks. Have a dig down the back of the sofa, I'm skint.

x

Friday, 9 April 2010

Come on then, let's get you home


Found this fella in a junk shop yesterday, probably one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen. Rolling him home was a bit embarrassing!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

The Closest I've Got To SXSW...


Here's my tiger face on the 60 Tigres posters designed by Morris Davilla..... there were 60 different tigers all posted around Austin for SXSW.


I love this one made from staples by Alejandro Egozcue. Good thinking, clever clogs.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Nightmares and Rocking Chairs

Illustration by the amazing Gillian Smith

I almost spent £50 on a yellow wooden rocking chair yesterday. It was the happiest heap of crap I'd ever seen - rocking about on the pavement outside Mr Alsorts. I had a little go on it and started to freak out about whether wanting to spend £5o on a rocking chair meant I was getting old or that I'm in London to stay. Either way, my ceiling slopes so stupidly low I couldn't have even sat in it anyway. The thought did cross my mind to put it in the middle of the floor... but this would probably make me look mentally ill.


Hot Club used another one of my designs for Tshirts on their last tour. They were printed onto orange and black and apparently looked pretty ok! The design was based on sleeping, ghosts and enjoyable nightmares. They had all dissapeared by the end of their travels but I think they're printing some more... Check out their last EP "With Days Like This As Cheap As Chewing Gum, Why Would Anyone Want To Work?" because it's totally brilliant.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

60 Tigers


One of 60 Tigers that will be hiding out, in poster form at SXSW next week.

x

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Zig Zag

Zig zagging home, too much fun.



Zig zagging home to find out about this. Not fun.RIP x

Friday, 5 March 2010

Pirate Skulls And Bones


My friend got this drawing tattooed on her arm the other week, it looks really cute but the red frills and bows pissed her skin off quite a bit and so it will take a while to heal properly. Big thanks for her letting me draw it though, she wears it too well!

"Katey, can we colour in your feet?"
"Erm, OK."


Spring sprung a bit this week. It was amazing, we played on the swings and everything. Dont. Go. Anywhere!

You get the car I'll get the night off

Monday, 1 March 2010

Patterns Quickly

I made a couple of quick patterns on my train ride home. It would be pretty good if I could ram my duvet cover through my printer and nothing broke and it all worked out OR I was dead small and slept in a bed smaller than an A3 piece of paper.



I also wanted to thank Tabitha at youlookfabulousmydear and Samia at burrsandberries for writing lovely posts about me on their great blogs this week. Thank youuuuu! x

Friday, 26 February 2010

Good Bye, Freak Mobile.

I'm in the middle of tweaking my website.... I got rid of my news section and have directing people here in stead. Saves me writing it all twice, but maybe this means I'm going to have to keep my blog very serious and strictly work related and stop blabbing about my life. I'm not very good at serious.

Anyway, I updated the portfolio section with some new images.


Here's the finished picture I did for someones baby, the mother was from Bilbao and the father from Wellington NZ. That dog took me fucking ages and sent me cross eyed, screw you Jeff Koons.


Here's another picture from a series I'm working on at the moment, I'd quite like these pajamas.



Audrey had the chicken pox this week, we spent most days drawing polka dot people and wishing we could play with the non polka dot people outside. I came to visit my parents in Manchester and bought a pair of granny shoes that make me feel like I'm walking on clouds. My dad sold his old car that looks like a hearse and totally ruined our street cred at high school, he was really sad. So am I in hindsight, she has been the thorn in our sides for 20 years. Long live the big, crazy freak mobile!!


x x x