Progress not Perfection…

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How many of you have heard this one before? This is simply one of my top mantras to live by. I mean, I used to say it, but not believe it. Therefore I ruined a many a good art work by overindulging and rushing because I was trying too hard to be perfect.  I’m sure many of you can relate … Read More

Looking for a quirky Easter Gift? The Relaxed Rabbit Zine has Arrived!

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Hi All,   FINALLY. The Relaxed Rabbit Guide To Writing Something has arrived. Fifty lovely copies showed up on my doorstep today from Black Rainbow Printing. The paper is a lovely matt 140gsm 100%recycled and printed with non-toxic inks. Their processes also involve 100% solar power-preserving forests, water and climate. Yay! Not only is it packed with very useful writing tips and a … Read More

Illustration Friday “Snail”

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Here’s a snap shot of Charlie for illustration Friday’s topic- “snail”. Charlie was completely and utterly weighed down by his mum’s handmade snail costume but he smiled for the photo anyway. We can all relate to this. How many times in our lives have we done things for the sake of pleasing others? Speaking of snail, that’s how it feels … Read More

Illustration Friday “Punk” and some wise words from Marshall McLuhan

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By Celeste Hawkins I had so much fun drawing this one! A couple of years ago whilst completing a Postgrad Diploma in Visual Art at VCA-I was researching the wise words of Marshall McLuhan. Ironically, I had also come across him in my undergraduate studies many years earlier. My work involved looking at nostalgia, via clothing -my own actually. You … Read More

Illustration Friday “Scoop”

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I’ve had many a drawing mapped out for years and I’m pulling myself away from the marker pen characters for a while to go more figurative again. Several years ago I spent a while taking life drawing classes and did a series of drawings based around the figure whilst I did my Diploma. I love the immediacy of the pencil … Read More