Thursday, 15 November 2012

What I Wore & Instagraming Everything

I am not quite turning into one of these people that instagrams about literally everything from their morning tea to their dinner at night. But I do enjoy posting pictures a lot of random things that have been in my day and I enjoy looking at other peoples pictures. So who gives a damn its fun! and you can look back on them and think "oh I forgot I did that!"
I am finished my current project in college, which was to design a book cover for 'The Big Sleep' by Raymond Chandler, but unfortunately it's not quite finished. I still have to finish it off on Photoshop, add logos and barcodes which I am not an expert at. Here is what my final drawing of the main character Philip Marlowe will look like on the front cover. I used pencil, gouache, and pens, size 0.1 0.4,0.7 & fine liner.
I thought I'd try out a 'what I wore' post, since I love seeing what other people wear on their blogs, instagram etc and also some random things I have drawn/painted lately.

 Little quick painting of a half eaten strawberry.

 Cut out sleeve top with skulls - Topshop
 Playsuit black and white with bunnies - Primark - £5!!
 Cut out sleeves top and black skirt - H&M
 Before I dusted my mirror - Skull shorts, Purple Vest - New Look, Leopard Print cardi - H&M
 A huge Red Velvet Cupcake
 A drawing I did recently, it started off as a sort of self portrait but then I made it look prettier :)
A little painting of a flamingo I did when I was bored.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Busy life, shopping, illustration and blog plans

Been so busy with college work lately I haven't had time to update my blog. I have my deadline for 'The Big Sleep' book cover project next Monday, so once thats all finished I'll be sharing my sketches and final. Also did some shopping and got a few new bits of makeup and clothes! :-) I might try out an ootd post or 'what I wear in a week' type thing. Anyway here are some random instagram pictures I've taken lately. Ps looking for some new blogs to follow pref art and fashion. leave links to yours :-)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Halloween Zombie Doll and Comic Noir

After saying I was going to stay in last night I ended up in the Cathouse! I didn't feel like wearing my cheerleader costume again so I put on a little dress with a petticoat underneath, and did some 'zombie doll' type makeup. It was good fun I'm actually glad I went.

I'm planning on doing some comic noir style drawings for my current college project. I have to design a book cover for The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. We have been asked to come up with something original and give a new take on it, as it has been illustrated so many times already. I am still learning how to draw comic book style, these are some quick sketches of detective Philip Marlowe.

Here are some examples of comic noir style. I think this style would be fitting for the book cover because it is a more modern take and may appeal more to younger people.