Monday, 28 December 2009

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Train Journey Drawings

Just to pass the time and that...
They seemed to start out well and then get kinda depressing (culminating in a dead bird...?)
I clearly have problems.
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Rosie draws

Hi you,
I drawed this.
It's not finished yet (obvs) but I kinda dig it.

Hope everyone's having a nice Christmas Eve Eve.
R xxxxx

Monday, 14 December 2009

Gen-Gen The Super-Hamster

While attempting to get Little Lion looked at by publishers (which involves a lot of waiting and nail-biting), I thought I might as well crack on with my Next Project.
Which will be about a hamster! Gen-Gen is loosely (entirely) based on my own hamster, Genevieve. The story involves her going on a TRAIN! It's gonna be exciting.

Loves xxxx

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Pretty girls

...just 'cause pretty girls are probably my favourite thing to draw.
R xxx

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The cutest chocolate bars I know

Check these out!
I think they look well nice.
And it's lovely to have an actual product design for my portfolio.
AND they're yummy!
*high five*

To get your hands on one either visit 'All Things Chocolate' in Leicester's Highcross shopping centre, or send me a very nice email and I'll see what I can do.

Love to you all,
R xxx

Creative Boom spotlight!

: D

The website Creative Boom was created to support creative individuals, freelancers and businesses of all shapes and sizes.

It's a brilliant website and Rebekah Harriman, editor of the Leicester hub of Creative Boom did a spotlight on me which you can read.....HERE

It would be great if you guys could comment on the post so's I look all popular and stuff.

Love you!

Um, as a thank you in advance, for those of you who follow Flimsy the Kitten, or even for those of you who don't - here's a sneak preview of a cartoon that hasn't been on Flimsy's blog yet...

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Blonde girl

I like her dress.

The Twesta Tumblr

-All my beautiful Twesta posters in one place ^_^

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Little Lion update

Here are some of the pages I've been working on for my first children's book 'Come on, Little Lion...'.
I think the work is going quite well, although not nearly as fast as I'd like! Any and all feedback welcome.

If this is the first time you've seen Little Lion, you can see earlier drawings of him in these posts: - this is when I first thought of putting him in a book. - when i did the front cover properly. - and the first draft ^_^

Loves xxx

Monday, 23 November 2009

Twesta poster: I Concur

A very quick poster I knocked together for the lovely people at Twesta Promotions. The bands seemed to have quite violent-sounding names so I made it into an argument between the recurring characters. Other Twesta posters are here:

Love you all xxx

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Finished chocolate bar wrapper

Finished wrapper design with just a couple of changes. Whadyathink?
I'll post pictures of the actual chocolate bars when they get made ^___^ nom nom nom...
Loves R xxx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

The Legal Dragon

Possible illustration idea for my friend's short stories.
The Legal Dragon can't breathe fire or fly, but if you need any advice on minor-to-middling legal issues then he's your guy.
R x

Friday, 23 October 2009

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Chocolate bar wrapper design

A rough idea for a chocolate bar wrapper design.
Hella cute? Yeah? Yeah.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Kiara Elles gig poster

A very simple gig poster I made for the lovely folk at Twesta Promotions.
If you're local to Leicester yo should come along ^_^

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Bed Head

I wanted to draw something sexy...
I think she's presenting?
R xxx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

10 minute picture

Self indulgent? Hells yes!

I know it's not great quality, but I only gave myself 10 minutes.
I'm a mean boss.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Twesta poster: Theoretical Girl

Hope you're all good out there in Internet-land.
Here's the newest poster in the Twesta series. This one's for Theoretical Girl (
I tried to create a 'chibi' version of her whilst in keeping with the usual style.

Rachael xxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Friday, 7 August 2009

Inspector Poppet update

I've finished the rough storyboards for the comic book I'm working on with writer Caroline Gilmour.

"Inspector Poppet and the Case of the Long Claws" (last seen on this blog here: has been coming along nicely, so I thought I'd give you some sneaky peeks at some details that I liked. I can't show you the whole thing yet - you wouldn't want me to spoil the story would you??

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Little Lion, the first rough draft

Some details from the first rough draft of 'Come on, Little Lion'. I'm hopefully going to test it on some actual, real-life children to see if they like it. I'll let you know their feedback...

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Little Lion (Cover page)

I'm really quite pleased with this!
Excited about how quickly this idea came together too ^_^

Come on, little lion...(the book ^_^)

Just some rough ideas, innit.
R xxx

Monday, 20 July 2009

Come on, little lion...

I wanted a treat so I made a t shirt!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

The Fox and Crow next stage...

Still working on it, but I think he's getting there?
R xxx

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The Fox and the Crow

I had a portfolio surgery at the Association of Illustrators HQ yesterday and they advised me to give my drawings some context and to try to create backgrounds for my characters, rather than just having drawings of different characters on their own.

So this morning I've made these rough versions of a drawing for the Aesops fable 'The Fox and the Crow' (as I do enjoy drawing both of these animals very much ^_^). I made the line drawing and then decided to have a play around with it in photoshop to see what colours worked best.

Any feedback or thoughts any of you guys have would be awesome before I start on the final piece. I think I might do the real one in watercolours, (a watercolour wash in the background would be pretty) and do all the elements seperately so I can play around with the composition and depth afterwards and make sure it's perfect. I might also add some other animals behind the trees, peeking out at the action.

Anyway, that's been my morning! Hope you're all well and happy,
Rachael xxx

P.S. I had a scout around my local bookshop for new children's books that caught my eye so I could see what was being done now, get some inspiration, etc - and I found 'Dogger' ( I loved this book so much! It really took me back. If anything I create makes a kid feel like this book made me feel years ago - then I'll be super happy!