Thursday, 23 August 2012

Untapped Cities : (Art)chitecture no.1

House Hunting in London

A new venture where I shall be illustrating buildings - YAY!  The lovely people at Untapped Cities have asked me to illustrate for a column to come out every two weeks on a Wednesday.  My only guide to be buildings and to write a bit of text to go with the illustration.  I love it!  

Check out the site and have a look around, there are some great articles.  Say hello to them @untappedcities and find my column under '(Art)chitecture'.

Monday, 13 August 2012

29.06.12 & 30.06.12

The End


TA DA!  And there you have it, the end of 30 Days of illustrations of buildings.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing these as much as I have enjoyed doing them.  This little project has really reminded me of how much I love to illustrate buildings.  From finding a building that catches my eye, to capturing it in my own style, details and colours, whether an up close detail or the whole building.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this project, so please feel free to leave a comment or send an email.  Thank you!

Monday, 2 July 2012

30 Days Of Creativity

Now, normally I post my '30 Days of Creativity' over on my main blog at but this year, I decided that I would use June's 30 days to illustrate a building for everyday it had to offer.  Therefore, it seems appropriate that I share them with you on here as this blog is dedicated to my building and city illustrations.


p.s. My 30 days of creativity from last year can be found here:

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Limited Edition Sketchbook Project

Now, call me crazy but even before I'd finished my sketchbook Project 2012, I'd signed up for the Limited Edition Sketchbook Project.

OK yes, call me crazy.

There were a limited number of places (hence the title!) and at 2,000 entry spaces I thought it would be a great opportunity to do a little gem of a book.  I signed up, picked my title, and allocated the month after the deadline for my 2012 Sketchbook to work on it.  Life, somehow, had other plans.  As always the final page suffered somewhat - this always seems to be the case with the Sketchbook project.  BUT I'm really pleased with the overall look and feel and is it genuinely a Limited Edition Sketchbook.

As you can see in the photo above, I took out all the original pages and rebound my book with lovely thick watercolour paper.  I wanted to have a wishy-washy feel to the colours and this requires a lot of water so it had to be able to withstand this.  The watercolour paper also gives it that added extra special feel, well i think so.

I worked on this little book at Craft Club @ Ship Shape Studio, which you can read about here.