The Return of the Curious Creatures

To celebrate my birthday this month, I’m launching a new project involving my little doodled friends.

At the end of last year I published Imaginary Friends & Curious Creatures, a limited edition zine from illustrations in the art journals I made through 2019.

You can see a quick flip through of the zine here, and at the time of writing there are still some copies left in my Etsy store.

To celebrate my birthday this month, I launched a new project involving my little doodled friends:

Stickers!

We’re very excited about this!!

Featuring some familiar faces from the zine + some new ones, there are FIVE different sheets of NINE stickers to choose from.

Sticker Sheets are £1.99 per sheet or £6.99 for the set of five + postage and I can send these to you anywhere in the world.

Hop over to my Etsy Store to snap up your very own curious creatures to adorn your planners, journals, laptops, and phone cases. And anything else!


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Zine Sale!

My Imaginary Friends & Curious Creatures Zine is on sale now in my Etsy store. If you reserved a copy ahead of time, there is one set aside ready for you to order.

Oh hey there lovely friends! My Imaginary Friends & Curious Creatures Zine is on sale now in my Etsy store.

If you reserved a copy ahead of time, there is one set aside ready for you to order.

It’s a limited edition. There are only FIFTY copies in the whole world, once these are gone there won’t be any more. The first 10 copies are already on their way to their new homes – so don’t miss out! 😉

If you haven’t already seen it, here’s what the zine looks like………..

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Imaginary Friends & Curious Creatures

This is a limited edition run of just 50 copies, all will be numbered and signed. I’m giving away the first FIVE copies in a prize draw – open to all the lovely folks who receive my newsletter.

If you follow my social media doings you might have seen a post or two about this already…

My first Zine: front cover.

Out of nowhere, I was struck by the desire to publish a zine: An illustrated world inhabited by the bizarre and curious folk who have been popping up amid my art journal doodles.

I spent the following weeks with these ideas marinading in my imagination, finally arriving at this:

Imaginary Friends & Curious Creatures (Vol 1) ON SALE from 1 December 2019

Zine Details!

  • This is a limited edition run of just 50 copies, all numbered and signed, and I anticipate this is the first in a series (cos I’ve got a head FULL of ideas for this!)
  • It’s A6 size (a wee smidge under 4×6 inches).
  • Eight pages of digitally collaged dreamscapes, printed on 170 gsm recycled paper. 

On sale from 1st December in my Etsy Store

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digital art – rewind

In a recent post I was telling you about my early beginnings in digital art.

But guess what – turns out there was earlier stuff that I’d totally forgotten about! Pre-dating that by a good couple of years ago or so, there was stuff like this.

blueDisc

This is like rooting through the loft space of my past, ideas and experiments I packed away  in the back of my mind and old hard drives.

warbled

I look back and remember vividly the delight of discovery in this myriad of new possibility. There was no limit in my mind as to  what could be spun out of this magic.

OF everything I made in these early days, this is the one I loved the most.

I called it Fireglass,  and I was entranced and enchanted by this little image.

fireglass copy

But that was the thing I suddenly came to realise – this was such a little image.

Such a very little image.

At the point I made it – which was by some mental abberation of a puppy in exuberant scampering mode, delirious in uncharted territory so of course I couldn’t accurately back track that one – and I had no grasp of pixel size.

No idea at all that the resolution at which this freakishly gorgeous little gem arrived on my screen meant it would print out at not much more than 1 inch square.

And even then not at especially sharp quality.

This little glowing rectangle of orangy red joy was what really kicked me into the next level: from play and unchanneled driftless clicking, now I wanted to take control over this alchemy. I went from careering about unchallenged by anything to navigating my way toward a more deliberate composition.

I was embarking on a massive adventure.