Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Pandy and Munka in the trees

A possible page spread for the Pandy and Munka children's picture book. I'm not sure it's finished yet, but I thought it would be best to take a break from it and show it to you guys to avoid over-working it!

For more on Pandy and Munka please go here.

I've also been working on some ideas for things to make for the White Noise Festival craft stall, at the moment it's looking like doughnut, dinosaur and panda badges as well as little mice and flimsy cards on my side of the table! Please come along if you can! 6th June FTW!

R xxx

Monday, 17 May 2010

Sketchbook images from my brain

Animals/made up things. For those of you who are followers of my Flimsy Kitten Blog, the whale here is due to go on an adventure with her, sans the silly legs - I don't know what possessed me to put those on!

My favourite is the crocodile guy with the tongue too big to fit in his body, haha!

Zipper monster.

WHO WILL WIN??????????????

Done with the help of Hayley Vann's weird animal combo suggestions.


Gen-Gen character studies.

Just fishing for puppies with a sausage, what you up to?


Yeah, I have a strange brain...
Loves to you all.
R xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Ray and Dan - the Violent Crime Fighters!

A silly, very scribbly comic I made for my friends Dan and Ariel ^__^

Monday, 10 May 2010

Indietracks warm up poster

I'm pretty pleased with how this poster for the lovely folks at Sweeping the Nation turned out. I was excited to be asked to do it, as the Indietracks festival is a pretty big deal. I'm looking forward to this warm up gig, do come if you can!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

New Danny stuff

Whilst putting together my proposal for Danny to send to publishers, I've done a new spread and added a little 'action-packed' sticker to the front cover. Lemme know what you think, yo.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Twesta poster: Lucky Soul

A new, rather silly poster for the boys at Twesta Promotions. I wanted to try to do a simple wallpaper-type background with the Twesta characters Fox and Bird (I should really give them better names) and the band name 'Lucky Soul' made me thing about little ghosts, so I threw some of them in too! I really dig the tiny little ghosts, cutes!

As always, if you're an East-Midlands person, come along and say hello...

Peace out xxx

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

I maded some mices!

Me and the wonderful Laura Heatherly will be at White Noise Summer on the Sunday with our lovely craft things for sale. Come say hello!

So I thought I would start by making some quite simple things, as I haven't really been 'crafty' for a while. I quite like these mice! They're a bit wibbly in some places but I think that adds to their charm ^_^

I think I'm going to name them all and package them up with a little card with each name and what they like/dislike. That'd be cute huh? Then people will get a little story with their purchase. Aahhhh (etc).

Hopefully I'll be able to make some bigger stuff soon, or else Laura's side of the table is going to make mine look a bit pathetic...

Loves xxx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Beautiful books

Today I went on a hunt for some books in the charity shops of Leicester...
I read a lot, and find books incredibly inspiring. They invoke images which are totally unique to the reader.
I found three books today that are not only inspiring on the inside, but on the outside too! You should most DEFINITELY judge a book by its cover!

My three finds...let's look closely!

The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favourite books, and I've never seen a copy quite so beautiful as this. The font goes so spectacularly well with the picture it makes me want to weep.

Beautiful, yet simple portrait of the author/genius.

A wave-type patern on the inside cover and first page.

Closer + my thumb.

'The Practical Way to Keep Fit' This book was a part of several 'self help' books that all had this same cover image. I think this cover is so so so stunning - I love the way the lines on the waves give a perspective. I also love the three figures on the front of the boat - they're so subtle yet so striking once you notice them.

If this picture doesn't make you want to go and do some drawing RIGHT NOW then you're blind.

Lovely stuff.

'The Practical Way to Keep Fit' has the added bonus of being illustrated inside too - here's one of my faves. I'm a vegetarian myself and hope I don't eat too many unnourishing and indigestible products!


The caption says: 'He will also read in bed until he feels sleepy.' ^__^

This book was also one of a set. It's 'The Old Curiosity Shop' by Charles Dickens. I've never read any Dickens, and was told by a friend that I really should, thus I was inclined to buy this one in particular of the set. It comes with its own little jacket - it reminded me of a VHS recordable tape. Ooh hello nostalgia!

I know this is a bad photo (as are most of these, sorry!) but I wanted to try to show you the lovely texture.

Yay! I love it when people write their names in books ^_^ 1960! I love how the red is still very red indeed, even after all these years.

Another brilliant portrait of an author. I wish books were still like this!

This one also had beautiful green-edged pages. I suppose that's from the 'Olive Classics' brand name!

I implore all of you to go now and search your local charity shops for similarly beautiful books, you'll find it inspiring, improving and fun fun fun!

Lots of love,
Rachael xxxxx