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Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
I am excited that I am able to announce the launch of the Endangered Creature Alphabet! This is a project I have been wanting to talk about for ages, but until now I've had to keep it a secret. Now, however, the project is live, and I am finally able to tell you all a little more about it! :]
The Endangered Creature Alphabet is a collaborative project which was initiated and organised by Creature Mag. The project celebrates 26 of the many thousands of species under threat with collection of 26 illustrations by 26 different artisits- one animal was chosen for each letter of the alphabet. As Matt Witt explains, the aim of the project was to 'bring together a group of artists to create something that would highlight the plight of endangered species and hopefully enlighten and educate some minds.'
I was one of the 26 artists chosen to illustrate an endangered species, and I was given the letter N, the chosen animal for this letter being the Northern Spotted Owl. It was a lovely animal to illustrate, with beautiful intricately patterned feathers which were amazing to try and bring to life using collage.
The final outcome of the project is an E-book - an illustrated collection of threatened species. It contains all 26 illustrations, along with an insightful foreword by John Farndon, and a scale which explains the different risk categories which highlight the level of risk that each animal is currently at.
Other artists involved in the project include Kerri-Ann Hulme, Tia Eastwood, Anna-Jane Searle and Emily May Hopgood, and the E-book is full of some really beautiful illustrations. Personally, I really enjoyed this project -the final outcome is an amazing example of collaborative work, and was definitely worth the wait.
I just thought I'd take a minute to update you all on some of the ace things that have been happening recently. :]
Firstly, I recently opened an Envelope shop, which means my illos are now available to buy on tote bags, cushion covers and other fabric items. Yay! The tote bags are definitely my favourite, and are currently available in three cute designs; Flamingo Love, Bubble Girl and Super Squirrel. They're definitely worth checking out and, as with my Society6 shop, if there's a particular illustration you'd like to see on a particular item, then please let me know and I'll sort it out for you.
I also wanted to say a super big thank you to everyone who voted on my Super Squirrel tee design on All Tropical a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I came second, which means my tee won't be printed, BUT I have now made Mr Squirrel available to buy on a T-shirt in my Society6 shop! He's looking pretty snazzy, so be sure to check him out.
Finally, I wanted to mention a couple of features that have recently been posted about my work. Firstly, I was featured by the lovely Jade Boylan in one of her Creative Café posts. I love reading Jade's blog, so it was a really nice surprise to be asked to feature in one of her posts, and, of course, the feature itself is really lovely. You can read the full post here, and be sure have a read of the rest of Jade's blog too - it's packed full of her cute and brightly coloured illustrations.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
This is an illustration of Amelia Gregory that was commissioned by Flamingo Magazine to accompany an interview with her.
You can read the full article here.