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My Freelance Illustration Year in Review / ACOFI

January 5, 2011

January
I’m not the type to make resolutions (and I don’t entirely love looking back at my past year of work either!) but still felt inspired to start finding my own path rather less hesitantly, and connect with other illustrators as a source of motivation and inspiration; I joined in with Illustration Fridays and got myself a Twitter account. It’s full of awesome people and opportunities, so if you don’t have a twitter feed – get one! Now! And add me, please!

February
I launched my new website and branding – Precious Little.
Through the magic of twitter I hooked up with very lovely the team at Sketchbook Magazine and did a couple of illustrations of blogger Tavi Gevinsson for their Fashion Blogger issue.

March – a busy month!
I have been working for Mogzilla Publishing since Feb 2009 – started as an intern but now work as a design & illustrator for them part-time. I worked on 3 ‘Roobarb & Custard’ books for them, involved at every stage from adapting the original scripts into stories to creating layouts. Didn’t get to illustrate, but hey, who’s complaining?

I also got myself some new business cards and had a twitter exchange with Amelia gregory of Amelia’s Magazine. I created a fair few illustrations for their London Fashion Week articles.

And finally, I exhibited at Showcase London, although the timing – St Patrick’s Day – is not coincidentally better known for drinking than for getting people in to art exhibitions…

April
Visited the Enchanted Palace exhibition & loved it. Go if you like fairytales, as it’s still on. Added element of oddness as I once worked at the palace as a temp visitor host.
I also took on a couple of private commissions in traditional media.

May
Went to Paris! It was very wet and very French. Versailles was awesome though.
In the world of work, I drew elephants for Amelia’s Magazine, and entered the AOI/TFL biking promo competition.

I didn’t win, but I got quite good at drawing bikes!

June
I was in the mood for some girly, fey illustrations of pretty girls and carousel animals…

And my first proper book cover was published! Haywired by Alex Keller, who also worked with me on the Roobarb books. Haywired is great and definitely worth a read if you like steampunk, adventures and dark humour. Its sequel is out in 2011, with further cover designs by me!

July
Featured in Somewhere, Sometime at the East Gallery. I sold some prints and little pocket mirrors currently available on my shiny new etsy.

I also entered a compeition to land myself a spot in Amelia’s Compendium of fashion Illustration.

August
I took part in Sketchbook Mag’s Open Studio and sold my work at auction. Also there was my ex-classmate Jimbob Ward</a, showing off his latest work.

September
A quiet month… more drawings for Amelia’s Magazine and general design tasks for Mogzilla. guess I needed a rest!

October
Featured in Ballad Of
took part in the Secret Tea Party Illustration Swap.

November
Found out that I won my place in Amelia’s Compendium of fashion Illustration! Wahey!
I also hit Portobello Market with some of my prints & trinkets to sell…

December
Worked on a private commission which I haven’t shared here yet, and got my copy of ACOFI! Isn’t it awesome?? Here are some lovely fresh pics…

It uses lovely thick matte paper stock, has a fab pearlised cover. It features 29 other illustrators and 50 ecologically-friendly fashion designers. All this plus a highly cringey interview with me! It would also look lovely on your coffee table or book shelf 😉

And so there we have it; my year in review. On the whole, not too shabby! Who knows what next year will bring? Bored with my London life I am taking myself on the road and going location independent for a few months… it is certain to be crazy exciting so watch this space!

And have a happy 2011, all!

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Illustrations for Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

December 22, 2010

New images produced for the awesome Amelia’s Anthology of Fashion Illustration! you can see them printed in their full glory in the book, along side 29 other talented fashion illustrators’ works. The illustrations themselves are based on the S/S2011 Speedo collection by From Somewhere. How great is that dress? Love it. Probably handy at the seaside, too 😉

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration – Proofs!

December 1, 2010

Well, I wasn’t anticipating 2 blog posts in one day, but I couldn’t resist sharing these photos of proofs for Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration! It’s currently available to order in time for Christmas for your fashion/illo-loving friends and relations!

Proofs for illos by Antonia Parker, Emma Block and yours truly…

This is one of mine – illustration of an awesome dress by From Somewhere with Speedo – haven’t shared some of the images in the book with the rest of the world yet! Doesn’t the design look fab with the images? Love. It. 😀

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

November 8, 2010

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is now available for pre-order! It promises to be a beautiful coffee-table book featuring the work of 30 illustrators – including yours truly! – with a focus on ethical and sustainable fashion. Order now to get yours in time for Christmas…

Amelia’s Magazine illustration – accessory-tastic!

September 20, 2010

Another illo for an article for Amelia’s Magazine, one of many on the various shows for the madness that is London Fashion Week. Gotta love the hats!

Prangsta Costumiers illustration

August 25, 2010

Another fashion illustration for Amelia’s Magzine – this one of a costume from Prangsta’s Costumiers. The costumes and photography on their website is simply stunning. Sadly I can’t imagine I’ll ever have the chance to bring them my custom!

My illo:

A few of their photos:

Fashion illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine Competition

July 20, 2010


Lu Flux “Dame & Knight” A/W 2010


Lu Flux “Dame & Knight” A/W 2010


Lu Flux “Old Believer” A/W 2009


Joanna Cave “Leila” necklace A/W 2011

Lu Flux & Joanna Cave fashion illustrations – submissions for the upcoming Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Fingers crossed, eh?

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Somewhere, Sometime: East Gallery

July 4, 2010

‘Somewhere, Sometime’ is now in progress! Having been featured on some great art & illustration sites, including Amelia’s Magazine, it’s drawn a great crowd and some awesome visitors.

The day before:

And our private view:

Awesome!!


My work decorating the wall…


…opposite some large posters & original paintings by Mesh137


Plates by James Ward – very popular, as you can tell by all the red dots!


My own prints…


… and my Precious Little Pocket Mirrors.


Art by Lisa Lee, Lauren Ellis and Natasha Baker.


Everyone’s a critic 😉

The show is on until the 7th July – so come on by, say hello & nab yourself some art!

London Elephant Parade // Illo for Amelia’s Magazine

May 15, 2010

Another illustration for Amelia’s Magazine Elelphant Parade story – this is of one of the elephants (Eko by Paul Kidby) you can see *in real life* in Green Park.

Erdem a/w 2010 illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine

March 10, 2010


More illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine review of the London Fashion Week show, with lots of extra photos. It’s all really rather pretty. . .