I love the sugar skulls of Día de los Muertos and that is what’s inspiring me today. Día de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition, celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, which is about bringing the family together to pray for and remember their ancestors. Altars are created in the home and are decorated with sugar skulls, foods favoured by the deceased and marigolds – flowers are believed to attract the dead souls to the offerings. Sugar skull art reflects traditional Mexican folk art... Read The Rest →
I felt so inspired after checking out the Natural History Museum last week. I’ve been getting back into some illustration over the last couple of days. It’s so nice to be drawing again, I am a little rusty but trying to do some little studies so I can gradually build a full artwork. Thought I’d post a few of the first pages from my sketchbook to document my progression. Here’s some of the pictures from my NHM visit: I’m still trying to work out what I want this latest series... Read The Rest →
Just a quick post about an event I attended last night at Fedrigoni‘s Showroom in London. This is only the second design event I have attended since arriving in London and I just can’t wait to attend more and more. I always find these nights so inspiring and love having the opportunity to chat with so many wonderful, creative people. Bryan Edmondson, Creative Director and Co-Founder of SEA Designs, spoke about the concept behind the design for the meticulously crafted sample book. He delved very into the colour theories of... Read The Rest →
Inspiration for the creative mind. Every week I want to pull together places, images and other things that inspire my own creative practice. Places to Visit: Royal College of Surgeons – Hunterian Museum For learning more about anatomy and getting stuck into some detailed drawing studies. Design Museum – Christian Louboutin Exhibition I can’t believe I haven’t seen this already… Victoria & Albert Museum – Ballgowns Exhibition More inspiration for illustration and general Cindrella-esque girly time. Natural History Museum – Botanical Illustrations The Devil is in the Detail: Inspired by... Read The Rest →
Some graphics and typography that caught my eye walking around Paris.