Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Brodie: Salt-Dough


When I was just a wee toddler I liked making decorations out of salt-dough in playschool. Obviously I'm a child at heart because I still love the stuff! Here's a salt-dough mobile I made on a recent rainy day.

Laura: London Hand Maid exhibition

I was super excited to be included in Sweet Art's 'Hand Maid' exhibition in honour of International Women's Day (which is today!) this past weekend - the exhibition took place in Gallery 402 in the Hoxton Arches in London and it's still up until tomorrow evening if you're in the area and fancy a look! There's some really fantastic work involved so it's definitely worth seeing.

My work! 'Women & Cats (Will Do As They Please)'. Pretty self explanatory really.

Crowd participation! I didn't note down the name of the artist, sadly. But I was the first person to draw on this so I feel a sense of accomplishment. 

My favourite pieces in the show were these beautiful fabric sculpted breasts - there were 3 of them and they were all absolutely stunning and so well made. Beautiful embroidered nipples and veins! I did remember to take this artist's name down, well done me - they were made by Sally Hewett.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Laura: MSCSI Graphic Novel

A while ago I did some work for the fantastic feminist superhero comic My So-Called Secret Identity, where I created a portrait of one of the story's characters for their extended edition which features work from guest artists and writers. I was then asked to illustrate a short 5 page story about the same character! This was an extremely fun but challenging experience for me, as most of my work is very static, and I'm not normally one for complicated backgrounds or showing a lot of movement in my artwork. What made this extra tricky was that the main character of the story was undergoing a male to female transition and needed to be depicted at different ages and different stages of the transition, whilst still being recognisable as the same character. 

Definitely one of the hardest things I've ever attempted to illustrate! But it was so much fun and I'm so grateful to MSCSI for the opportunity, and to Dee Em Elms for writing the beautiful story I illustrated. You can see some bits from the 5 page story below, and the full edition of MSCSI Volume II will be available to buy sometime in the summer. 

P.S. I know we've been very quiet on this blog for a few months, but we'll be getting back into the swing of things now. Lots of exciting things are happening for all of us so expect to hear more from us soon!

Happy (belated) New Year!


Monday, 5 October 2015

Friday, 2 October 2015

Kit: Camera Birdhouse

This was a gift I painted back in July for my Dad's birthday. We tend to hang out taking photos of birds a lot when we get to see each other and it's rad. Wish I had the DIY skills to actually make this!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Brodie: welcome and goodluck cards

Recently our lovely friend Alex has left and moved to London for his new adventure annnd our charming fellow illustrator friend Rosie (see her blog HERE )is moving in so I thought some card giving was in order.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Laura: Bestival

I missed last week's post (whoops)  as I'd just got back from Bestival and was in recovery mode - back in Cardiff now and wishing I could go back in time to last weekend! Here are a few photos from the festival; I went with my beautiful sister and our lovely friend Jacob.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Kit: The Shadow Priestess

More demon ladies! I've been trying to figure out a story for a lot of these characters I've been doodling recently. It's starting to come today, slowly, but all I can think about are drawing demons! I always enjoy the world-building/character-creation part of writing, it's the plot that I always struggle with!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015