Thursday, 22 September 2011

Amelia's Magazine | London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo

Really loved doing this Jena. Theo illustration for London Fashion Week and Amelia's Magazine - I'm widening my drawing of "rude bits" - first with Bolshie a bit of bum now a bit of boob - though very subtly!

And a further discovery with digital editing etc - the perspective tool - hooray - now when I draw the models too short and dumpy - hey presto problem solved!

Amelia's Magazine | London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Bolshie

2nd one up of my London Fashion Week illustrations, a bit of a cheeky one this.

Bolshie is an up and coming young designer with attitude, Rhiannon Jones, only 19.

Amelia's Magazine | London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Leutton Postle

First up of the London Fashion Week illustrating frenzy! My illustration of Leutton Postle for Amelia's Magazine went up a few days ago but been so busy doing illustrations have not posted it yet. More to follow. Here is the illustration and here's the article with gorgeous photographs, and gorgeous colourful knitwear.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I'm now 45

okay I'm 45 now - so the bio isn't quite accurate anymore :-) LOL But on another note - here's an image I did as part of a Fledgling ArtsCollective Swap Shop with Kim Acrylic a fantastic poet I have met through my voluntary work with this magnificent collective founded by the wonderful Jewels Johnson and here's the poem that goes with that image that Kim challenged me to come up with an image for:

"Lust Dust"

Paper cuts on my tongue from sending you love letters that you cho
ose to keep in your bitter box of memories building up thick sentimental lust dust.

Let’s play the crying game awhile holding hands with the magical past of legends, icons and jaded starlets.
Must you fool me?
I'll hang nonchalantly in waiting rooms of the dying like road maps of their past, will their journey last?
Spilled pills making you sicker, give then take all for control's sake
Do you believe in your mistake?
I put out the fire in your lake.
Brittle bone, hanging skin, a world of pain I'm blessed with euphoric sin
I'm abstract and undiagnosable
Deep with thought forever recognizable
He was once my love, NOW only dust of lust in a box of death
Makes your bitter box of memories pale in comparison to his sweet last breath

Monday, 5 September 2011

Amelia's Magazine | Lako Bukia: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

Longy timey no -ey post- ey!

But I am a back fans!

Did a couple of quite short deadlined fashion illustrations last night for Amelia's Magazine - its good to be back in the world of late nights scribbling some pictures and buggering about with GIMP - even though I went to bed gone 4.30 am and then didn't sleep till much later - feels like home ! Here are my two illustrations and here is the article - looking forward to more London Fashion Week assignments coming up - I really am a fairy princess just like I was when I was little - that was pretty much all I drew - well I'm 45 now, and though I may not look much like a fairy princess I can draw them to my hearts content! And if I don't wear the high heels I can still appreciate a lovely pair of shoes by doing a pretty picture of them. And long may it be so.