I am just so excited to share more details of this with all of you, but I am afraid all I can do is offer a teaser image! Oh, and advise you to keep an eye on http://www.breadandhoneydesigns.blogspot.com! I am in the process of collaborating with a briliantly talented jewellery maker- I promise I will reveal more when we are out of the design stages and the shop is ready to be fully stocked!
This is an image I created recently as part of a collaboration with a group of illustrators involved in the Waterstones competition, which I entered earlier in the year.
The story is starting to centre around a character called the Mufferlump- I say ‘starting to’, because each illustrator can only work from the last image provided. Each page also needs to rhyme with the one before it, so the story is unfolding unpredictably! My image is only page four, as I am at the top of the list, so it will be exciting to see where the story goes from here!
It was rather challenging drawing a character from someone else’s visualisation, as the creature has very specific markings, but I would like to think I was able to inject a little of my personal style into the page.
Watch this space for narrative roughs, leprechaun faces and news of a fledgling collaborative design venture!
He is by no means finished, but this is a work in progress shot of the wall mounted leprechaun face I have been working on. Milliput is difficult to manipulate but necessary in this instance as the piece will be living outdoors. It’s quite tricky to actually define a Leprechaun as everyone has a slightly different idea about how they look! However, this is my visualisation.
What a lovely week it has been! A little while ago, I wrote a poem for the very talented Julia Pott because she was far away from home on her birthday. Well! She kindly sent me an A3 print of one of my favourites of her images. Thankyou very much, Julia! It’s going on my studio wall.
In addition to this, here is a grumpy little schnauzer from my sketchbook. His tail is supposed to be stumpy so you can’t see it at the angle I have drawn. Maybe that’s why he looks so cross.