A recent trip to Sussex for the week and a day out in Brighton led me to want to create some new artwork of the famous Royal Pavillion. I first create a thankyou card using watercolour and then I ventured into lino printing, cutting the basic outline and shape into the lino and exploring colour to create the final prints.
Wanted to revisit lino printing... its been a very long time, and I saw an image of a canvas with these types of large leaves on that I really liked the look of and decided to have a go at making my own version! Im really pleased with how they've turned out and have had fun exploring different shades of green.
I decided I could no longer have a house without bunting so here I went for a clean delicate style, a leafy pattern to go with the leafy plants I have around the house.
A new piece of large A2 artwork! I was inspired to do a picture of the Danish capital after seeing a film set in this picturesque place and heading online to be inspired further! Here i just love the colourful houses and all the little windows along the famous Nyhavn habour. Its like a little toy town!
A birthday card for my Mum using some gorgeous coloured craft pegs I found that very nicely matched some paper that I already hand in my Mums favourite colours.
My first attempt at a 3D intricate paper cutting! I did a scene of my niece and two nephews Easter egg hunting!
With the excitement of reaching the first six months in my first home, I decided to create some new artwork to mark the occasion.
I was asked by an old school friend to produce some artwork for an online podcast he's been working on. Naturally I agreed, allowing me the chance to get back into digital illustration, drawing some of the interesting architecture that the town of Ipswich in Suffolk, has to offer. The podcast beautifully produced and edited by Caleb Howgego can be found at https://archive.org/details/IpswichHistoryPodcastEpisode1BasilBrown
I wanted a new desktop calendar for my home but struggled to find one that I liked. I came across this one and liked everything about it... except for the illustrations. The more I stood looking at it, the more I could picture my own artwork in place of what existed and so bought it and provided myself with the wonderful project of making it my own!
No Christmas is complete without Christmas cards and this year I wanted to make sure that all the ones I sent out were handmade. It was a joy to explore different styles of similar design ideas in a fun, quirky way.
I wanted to make my own Christmas baubles for my very first Christmas tree and in a Scandi style to match the rest of my interior. Here, I cut out lots of individual triangles from felt and stuck them round each of the polystyrene balls that id bought. It was very rewarding to see them on the tree afew weeks later!
A trip to London gave me a wonderful chance to revisit the beautiful architectural design that the capital is brimming with!
A new alphabet poster! This beautiful typeface with its unique quirks is by a Danish design agency who designed it for the biggest Scandinavian railway network. They have used it on the trains and for the railways wayfinding. They have also produced a logo to go with it. I wanted to have a go at reproducing it for a new addition to my room, with a contemporary colour scheme to go with it.