Friday, 20 February 2015

lily & frank

fun little logo design for new start-up business lily & frank, a vintage accessories company. the client wanted portraits of the two main characters (the swallow and the dog) to be included, and wanted the main text to be simple and tall. i'm really fond of the colour scheme of this one.

the cider drinker

logo design for youtube-based cider connoisseur and reviewer the cider drinker.

custom evelyn illustrations

rebecca approached me requesting two custom portrait illustrations of her little girl. she wanted them to be themed around food and music, suggesting evelyn could be banging a drum in one and eating a cake in the other. she suggested the wording as well (both words/phrases that evelyn likes to use!) we tried a few different colour schemes but settled on the pink as they would look great side by side on the wall together.

i'm always open to custom portrait illustrations, please don't hestitate to get in touch with your ideas :)

Friday, 19 December 2014

custom family illustration

i love working with each and every one of my clients, whether they're new or returning, i love the challenge that every little or large project brings. one of my favourite things is being approached for completely custom illustration work, which is what i was asked for in this instance. andy wanted a family portrait but with a difference: a huge piece depicting him and his family and their passions, including bike riding and horse riding, active within their home town (sunny colchester). i included little landmarks as well as illustrations of their family homes.

it was a big challenge for me as it was the first single illustration of this size i'd ever taken on (there's a reason i'm called tinysketchbook...) but a thoroughly enjoyable one.

paper plane films

never one to turn away a hand lettering project, here is the final logo i created for sparkly new wedding videography company paper plane films, based in essex. they provided me with examples of typography they liked, and i created something as close to the examples as possible, obviously making it totally individual to the company using hand drawn type.

handmade heart

although the majority of my work now ends up being a digital product, my heart still secretly lies with the handmade. every illustration i create starts out as a pencil drawing and so during the downtime when i am not creating for clients and want to create for myself, i have in recent months taken up painting to keep my handmade heart happy.

in an unexpected but wonderful little twist, whilst sharing these (and other) personal paintings on instagram, i have since been commissioned by various people to paint custom portraits. i am thrilled at this different path my illustration career is taking. another string to the bow, as my papa would say.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

women of sherlock

the first of a small series of watercolour paintings i did as part of a personal project, inspired by the women of bbc's sherlock. see more of the project on my portfolio here.


some more hand drawn typography, this time a quote from roald dahl.

stay hungry, stay foolish

the beginnings of a new project based on inspirational quotes. all hand drawn typography, edited in illustrator. see more over on my portfolio here.

lamarsh layers

a little logo design for a side project of regular client of mine.