More exciting things to come with Bambino very soon!
I've been collaborating with the amazing company Bambino Crayons who recently appeared on the BBC television show Dragon's Den. It was a fantastic surprise to see some of my artwork appearing on the show. I previously designed a colouring sheet for Bambino which popped up during the episode. The Sheet itself will soon be available to download from the official Bambino website but I've added a little sneak peak below...
I want to say a huge thank you to the BBC and Bambino for featuring my artwork on the show.
More exciting things to come with Bambino very soon!
Bambino are unlike crayons I've used before, I often colour in and draw with my 2 year old nephew. Even he has moved on from wax crayons as I think he found them frustrating to use. The wax kind certainly don't have a nice texture and depending on the brand they can often be faded and dull. I came across the Bambino crayons on Instagram and ordered a box out of curiosity, I'm so pleased I did! Firstly I love the tiny animal designs on the wrappers, they are so cute and kids will always notice and appreciate little details like those (I know my nephew will).
Straight away I could tell that the clay crayons are much smoother and more satisfying to use, you don't get those awful clumps that you can with wax. The colours pop brilliantly due to the high quality of pigment and they blend beautifully too. I'm going to buy a bigger box for my nephew for his birthday, I'm sure he's going to love them. (They are also easy to clean and erase which is a huge plus.) Although I'm sure these will be huge favourites with adults too because of their higher quality and large range of colours. Thank you Bambino!
You can find their full range here at bambinocrayons.com
I recently began to create illustrations in a Minimalist style (faceless) for the amazing company Porky Penguin.
This particular style relies on the absence of facial features to emphasize the figures general look and form. This works brilliantly with pop culture figures with a distinctive stance or outfit. So far I've created designs inspired by the series Bridgerton and Line of Duty. Check them out below...
You can find all of these designs on the Porky Penguin website here, I hope you like them!
More to come soon...
I wanted to wish everyone who celebrates a blessed and happy Ramadan!
I’ve created some Ramadan colouring sheets with Hobbycraft, you can choose between a Ramadan Countdown or Temple design, or both! They are available to download for free on the official Hobbycraft Ideas website (link below). Please don’t forget to tag me and Hobbycraft in your colouring pics. We would love to see them!
You can find the colouring sheets on the official
Hobbycraft website available to download for free here.
Keep a look out for the Eid designs coming soon too!
Enjoy and stay safe,
I hope you all have a lovely Pancake Day! I've popped together this simple pancake recipe and colouring sheet, available to download for free below. I hope you like it and please remember to tag me in your finished sheet pics,
I'd love to see them!
To download the full A4 version, simply click on the link below and colour away!
This stunning home is focused on family, wellness and being socially and environmentally responsible. It's also in such a brilliant location, within walking distance of some of my favourite places in Chester such as Artichoke, Oddfellows Hall, Spoilt for Choice, Stile Napoletano, Marmalade and many more.
I've recently created a piece of artwork inspired by the beautiful retreat "Enjoy the Pause". The artwork depicts the layout of the home and all of the wonderful things it has to offer. Enjoy the Pause' opened its doors in 2019 and is located in Chester on a quiet cul-de-sac next to the walls and Roman Gardens.
This was such a fun project and a pleasure to work on, the house is so beautifully designed and perfectly tailored for a magical family getaway in our wonderful city. Please pop to their website below for more information.
I've created a Free Hanukkah colouring sheet with Hobbycraft, celebrating the Festival of Lights with mindfulness.
This colouring sheet design is now available to download for free on their official website. Please share your colouring creations via social media by tagging myself or Hobbycraft in your photos, I cant wait to see them!
Please find the download link below, I hope you enjoy it!
Recently I was lucky enough to be given the chance to have some of my artwork printed by the company Saal Digital. I chose their Professional Line XT Photo book and created it using their own design software. The finished product arrived today and I'm thrilled with it. The customised acrylic glass cover with leatherette looks fantastic and makes the colours pop so beautifully. I honestly don't believe the photos do it justice as the quality of the print is stunning. For artwork I'd definitely advise going for the high end print matte paper, each page is as thick as card and has just the right amount of sheen to it.
I chose a mixture of artwork, styles and colours in order to gain a good idea of how each image would look when printed. The software itself gives you a great amount of freedom in the layout of each page, it's also very easy to use. You have the option to upload your images and control every aspect of the layout or to let the software do it for you. I decided to create double page spreads for each piece of art work and this was really effective.
The book I chose would normally cost around £100 depending on the number of pages, cover choice and paper selection. I will definitely be using this website and software again for prints, I'm so pleased with the quality of the detail, particularly in the mixed media pieces.
Thank you Saal Digital!
I'll be live with Hobbycraft TV today giving a drawing demonstration with Uni Ball pens. I've created a simple worksheet to use along with the demo to help you learn some basic drawing techniques. Please feel free to download it using the link below, print and draw along with me during the session . You're also welcome to ask questions in the comments and I'll try and answer them for you either during the live session or in the comments afterwards.
Pop over to the Official Hobbycraft Facebook page to watch live at 11:30am. See you there!
Please click the link below to down the full quality worksheet
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has sent photos of their colouring sheets, they are absolutely beautiful! The response to the Colour in Chester and Save Our Zoo sheets was amazing and I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I've had such kind and wonderful feedback from so many people including schools and organisations who have asked to use the designs. It's been brilliant to see how creative and supportive everyone is in our amazing city!