Saturday, 17 March 2012

Off to Bologna Children's Book Fair

Happy St Patrick's Day!!!

Well, got a guinness in hand and prepping myself to catch the over night coach to the airport to catch the flight to Bologna first thing tomorrow!


Have a lovely week and my dear, dear friend Emma might be having a baby before I return, good luck Mrs Emma, I love you and Mr Martin dearly!

Will post all about Bologna my return,

All the best to anyone else going and say 'Hi' if you see me,

Nats x

Odoe in color :) x

Monday, 12 March 2012

Inky Feets


Monday Monday...

Well, here are my little inky feets. They danced into my head when I was idly pondering over an interesting Illustration Friday title a couple of weeks ago, 'Fluid'.
Upon finishing them and feeling pretty gosh darn chuffed, my husband penciled in my nose ring and lip piercings on them and stated that he liked my self portraits.... Honestly, the nerve! :)

These are very low quality versions of the pictures, the goodens are still on the Prawns computer after a monster night of portfolio printing for Bologna... God bless the Prawn and his saint like patience with my perfectionist ways at 2.30am after 8 hours of helping me get me portfolio 'just right'! 

So yes, portfolio is ready, spanky new business cards are here, Odoe bookmarks in the post and I am on the dummy books tomorrow! Its all zoom zoom zoom around here 
(apart from the lazy Poirot and pasta bake night last night, yum yum, Zzz)

Big Springy smiles to all this sunny afternoon,

Nats x

Monday, 5 March 2012

Hello Odoe...

Oh Odoe... She is successfully finding her way into colour.
We are nearly ready for our trip to Bologna,  just as soon as I have scanned, chopped, edited and stapled her into a dummy book! Don't worry I have heard it is relatively painless, no illustrated characters will be injured in the process.

Right, off to order business cards and sort out the old website, maybe a little cup o' tea before hand though...can you spot my lovely tea cup?! Thanks Dom and Eimear, it makes me super happy!
It's the same make as Mrs Bucket had... don't you know!?



Thursday, 1 March 2012

Illustration Techniques Workshop

Artspace, Netherton Workshop

I had a wonderful afternoon running an Illustration Techniques workshop at Artspace in Netherton today. We looked at doing watercolour and ink work with energy, looking also a point of light.

Here is some of the work! Everyones little lion chappy has so much personality and though we all drew from the same image, everyones own individual style has really come through.

Thanks to everyone who came along to the session.