summer dress sketches.

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tried out a different style on coloured paper today; i think it went quite well. i used a black ink pen, my faber-castell brush pen + a white gel pen for these ! my anatomy needs a lot of improvement but it’s much better than it was a few months ago.

my favourite out of the ones pictured is the yellow in the top left, which one is yours ?

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house move printable.

2015-08-11 we've moved house finished SMALL
we've moved blank front and back SMALL

we’ve recently moved house + i decided to make a postcard-style illustration to send to relatives and friends that we don’t see often.
somewhat inspired by steven universe, gravity falls, up + animal crossing, it looks super awesome when printed double-sided !

personal use only, please. do tell me if you use this *v*
download here [a6 front] [a6 back] [a5 front+back]
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july wishlist + favs.

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possibly, just maybe, egg themed.

egg shorts. these awesome shorts would be great to lounge about in and wear whilst eating eggs !

egg sweater. i would definitely wear this ! especially when cooking eggs, for added effect.

egg phone case. saw this adorable case in h+m in the sale section – now all i need is the phone to match it.

gudetama. i particularly love the fried egg version + all of the merchandise is adorable !!

F A V S.
i’ve definitely fallen in love with gouache paints this past month – and i’ve only used a handful of colours ! the ones i use are rose tyrien, indigo, cyprus green, orange lake deep, olive green + peacock blue from the winsor + newton range (plus black + white).
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handmade card.

thank you card small

when i was asked to make a thank you card, i was really happy as i had this idea for one for ages. it turned out looking beautiful (sorry for the bad quality photo) and i was so glad that i chose to use gouache paints rather than my pens.

the blue swirls (my attempt at a henna-style design haha) continued on the inside of the card around the message, but the lighting was awful so i didn’t photograph it.

hope you’re having a great summer so far !!
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gouache portraits.

portrait 2

portrait 1

after discovering the beautiful art of agnes cecile (aka silvia pelissero), i was inspired to give painting another chance and produced these two portraits.

i found that i preferred gouache paints greatly over watercolours and acrylics, despite madly avoiding them merely a few months ago, and i am genuinely pleased with these pieces. i also used my white gel pen to make the portraits pop !
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june wishlist + favs.

june wishlist

alpacasso plushies. it’s so fluffy i’m gonna die ! i recently purchased one at comic con, but i desperately need more. or all of them.

skeleton tights. as you may have already guessed, i am a huge lover of cute tights and socks, these being no exception.

grey brush pens. i have one grey tombow pen and i use it a lot – just seeing a multipack of them makes me want to write everything in grey !

succulent plants. they’re all so cute ! i would do so many plant pot diys and probably forget to take care of them.

F A V S.
i went to comic con last month, and i am obsessed with the weird pocky flavours and the lovely artist’s prints that i purchased !
also popped into a shop in camden and bought yet another black pen, this time by kuretake, which has a beautiful brush pen tip and is wonderful to draw and write with.
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aladdin fanart.

exams

i did a quick sketch of aladdin from magi, as i’ve recently finished watching the anime and i love it. i’m planning to start devouring the manga too.

so this is to say good luck to everyone doing their exams, no matter how big or small they are ! you can definitely do it – stay rad c:
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recent digital work.

2015-05-04 examples of latest work
(characters belong to sharkpaw, lunathystimakocoaj0hnneycoraIreef respectively)

since january, i’ve only had a few commissions on deviantart – but nevertheless here they are (+ one or two from late 2014) !
they all were pretty challenging because of the intricate designs on some of the characters and styles, but i managed to get them done and learn loads of new things during the process.

thank you to everyone who commissioned me !
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diy noticeboard.

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small-notice board 2
i recently decided that my average-looking noticeboard was just not good enough. after much browsing of pinterest, i came up with a plan to make it look cute and fresh in my room.

since we had a tester pot of some wonderful dark grey paint lying about, it was put to good use as i painted the board borders (ha!). to finish it all off, i just glued down some adorable fabric that i found a while ago.

as a side note: i enjoy guillotining paper for the noticeboard far too much (my inner perfectionist makes any excuse to use the guillotine).

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lullaby.

2015-05-01 gif lullaby progress

just made a quick step-by-step gif of this piece I finished a few months ago. i won first prize with the final version of it in my local art competition (but i was the only person to enter haha). it’s strange to think that it started out as a small doodle on the front cover of my book.

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