Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Competition and Charity

You can win a custom portrait or pet portrait (hand-painted by me!) by donating £1 to the amazing Well Small Animal Rescue in Lincolnshire!  As you can tell from the name, they're a rather small sanctuary but are growing steadily thanks to support from donations and fundraisers like this.  In addition to winning a painting, you get to officially name this lovely little fellow.  You can enter as many times as you like and winners will be drawn from a hat later this week.  Follow WSAR on facebook or message me for more details. 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Business Cards

 Today I managed to put up all of my work for the degree show (sadly no photo as I forgot my camera) and my business cards arrived!  Now all I need to do is buy a new portfolio sleeve, double check my sketchbooks and put my files on a CD.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Degree Show Excitement

Our degree show is looking to be the best Chad Varah House has ever seen!  Lots of work is going into the preparation of it by the awesome committee members and I can't wait to see the fantastic work our year has produced on display.  If you'd like to come along, the private view is on Friday 31st May, 6-9pm and the show will stay up for two weeks until June 14th (closed Sundays).  More details can be found here.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Art Is Smart

This painting is for a Twitter competition to redraw Gerard Way's profile picture and to encourage people to be creative, which is what he's all about.  I met him once but forgot to take a drawing so this is a pretty good opportunity for him to see my work.  Plus I doubt I'll get starstruck over the internet.  It was lovely just to paint and play with traditional techniques for an afternoon instead of staring at a screen all day so I might just be doing some more work in this vein very soon.  Possible background to come soon too.

Friday, 3 May 2013


Another game to go in my activity book.  This one has the most relevance to the plot of the opera and I'm really pleased that the limited palette works.  Originally this image had loads of thick black lines round everything and it just looked horrible.  Very glad I had time to change it into something much slicker.

EDIT: Just realised this is my 100th blog post!  I love blogging.  Thanks to everyone who has visited in the past three years!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Activity Book Cover

Cover design for The Magic Flute's activity book for children under 10.  I've just got the activities themselves to tweak and I'm done!  Organised or what.  These may be available in small printed versions at the degree show but that will depend on print quality when scaled down.