Friday, 24 June 2011

Amelia's Magazine | Graduate Fashion Week 2011.

These are a couple of illustrations I did for Amelia's Magazine, which have been included in a review of the Womenswear Print at the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards by Amelia Gregory.

The above illustration is a dress from Meg Cornwell's collection which, as Amelia Gregory explains, was 'based on racing car engineering, with the prints inspired by car headlights'. The colours in the dress are gorgeous; a mixture of steel, maroon and pale blue; and the intricate pattern of the fabric means that the dress was lovely to illustrate.

This illustration is a colourful outfit by Melissa Owen, who won the Womenswear Award. Her work combines 'stunning Japanese style prints with gingham and florals', and the colours and patterns in her work were lovely to recreate in this illo.


I recently completed an illustration for the super Flamingo Magazine (you will see it sometime in the near future), and today they were lovely enough to publish an interview about me and my work on their website. Yay!

So, if you're interested in finding out why I'd like to be invisible, or you'd like to see a very quick illo of my favourite thing in the whole world ever, then check it the feature here.

I'd also like to tell you all about the little shop I have now opened on Society6. There is now a wider range of fine art prints available (more than are currently available to buy in my Etsy shop) and, even better than that, it is now possible to have my illustrations printed on a range of different products including laptop, ipad, iphone and ipod skins, t-shirts and hoodies. How ace is that?! If you're interested, then it's definitely worth having a peek at my shop. Also, if there's a particular illustration you'd like to have printed on a particular product and it's not currently available in my shop, then please contact me and i'll see what I can for you. :]

One last little thing! There's still a while left to rate my t-shirt design on All Tropical, so please please do if you get the chance. Thank you lovelies. xx

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Quote of the Evening.

- Paul Cezanne.

All Tropical | Super Squirrel Tee.

Meet Mister Squirrel! He loves biscuits and he'd love to be printed on a tee! Mister Squirrel is the star of my new All Tropical t-shirt design, and now he really needs your help.

If you'd like to see this little cutie printed on a t-shirt, then we need your votes. Pleeease pop over to All Tropical, and rate my design (five palms would make us very happy). If you're feeling extra lovely, it would be ace if you could leave a little comment too. You will need to join the site to vote for my design, but it only takes a second and you don't get any annoying emails. :]

You can also vote for my design by liking it on Facebook, or tweeting about it on Twitter. The more of these you do, the more likely this little fella will win, so please be super lovely and vote. Thank you. :]

Monday, 20 June 2011

Sunday, 19 June 2011

What I Wore Today.

Giveaway | And the winner is....

Yesterday evening was the deadline for my giveaway, and overall I had an ace 98 entries, so a big thank you to everyone who entered! Now for the fun part - time for me to announce who is the winner of all these lovely prizes;

The winner has been chosen using a random number generator, so you all had an equal chance of winning.

Aaaaaand the winner is......Lisa Beever! (aka @LeeLee_Loves) - A super big congratulations to you sweet. If you email me your postal address, then I'll pop all your goodies in the post as soon as possible! :]

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Burst Magazine | Type Issue.

Burst magazine is a monthly digital magazine which showcases and interviews new talents from all over the world. If you haven't checked it out already, then I definitely recommend that you pop over and have a browse!

The type issue is the most recent issue of the magazine. The theme of the issue is hand-drawn typography and, along with a vibrant front cover designed by Tristan Palmer, it's packed with features and interviews, including the traditional hand-created typography of Kelsey Oseid, and the bright, hand-drawn typography of Katie Allen, and it also includes an interview with me and a selection of my work.

 To read more, download Issue 5 of Burst Magazine here.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Imaginary Rabbits.

I met her in the park one sunny afternoon. She jumped out from behind the tree I was sitting under with a frantic look on her face.

”Did you see him?” she asked.

”See who?” I replied, slightly startled.

Before she could reply, a squirrel scampered down the tree and darted off across the grass. A grin spread across her face as she dashed after him. I watched them until they disappeared into the distance.

This was my submission for Imaginary Rabbits.

Monday, 6 June 2011

A couple of interviews.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be interviewed, and have my work featured, on an ace site called The Artfuls. If you fancy a read, then pop over and check out the full article here.

I was also interviewed by the lovely ladies over at Leivos. You can read the full interview here.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Illustration Friday: Shadows.

Admittedly, this is an illustration I created a while ago, but it just seemed like a perfect response to this week's topic.

The illo is a double page spread taken from my children's book I'm A Little Bit Scared Of...

Saturday, 4 June 2011

All Tropical | Flamingo Love Tee.

I just want to say a really super big thank you to everyone who rated, commented, liked and shared my flamingo tee design on All Tropical last week. Yesterday I found out that my design WON! Yay! This means that my design will be screen printed onto t-shirts, which will then be available to buy from Asos and the All Tropical shop. Pretty ace! :]

Friday, 3 June 2011


Okay, so I've just reached 500 followers on Twitter and, as promised, I've organised a little giveaway. It's a chance to say a super big thank you to all the lovely people who have supported me and my work over the past few months, and have always been there to
make me smile. :]

So here's what's up for grabs;

The goodies include two signed prints, a cute greetings card, an illustrated pocket mirror and a selection of postcards. There are also some sweeties included in the prize; a couple of lollies, and some yummy candy jewellery - necklaces, a ring and a snazzy candy watch! Yay! I'll also throw in a 10% discount code for my shop, which you can use yourself, give away to a friend, trade for cake etc etc. Aces.

So, to enter the giveaway, simply follow my blog, and leave a comment below this post, or follow me on facebook, and leave a comment on the post about this giveaway. A tweet will count as an extra entry, so tweet the following for an extra chance to win;

'check out @madiillustrates giveaway for a chance to win prints, postcards, a pocket mirror, sweets and more!'

The giveaway will run until midnight on Saturday 18th June, and the winner will be drawn using a random number generator on Sunday 19th.

Good luck! :]