Monday, 6 September 2010

Well hey!

Sorry in advance for the awful quality of the photographs. My scanner is packed away somewhere in the depths of my house.

So hey! Hope you're all well and happy! What a crazy and eventful year it's been since stepping away from the student life. I lived and worked in France for 6 months in a ski resort which has just completely changed my life in so many ways.
Seasonal work is really hard graft so I had very little time to sit and draw. And besides, you sort of get sucked into the seasonnaire lifestyle of work-ski-sleep! Or any combination of those three :-)

I got back to Blighty in May and still I don't really have any proper plans to start a career in illustration (or any career ha) just yet. But that doesn't stop me pottering around at my desk! I still don't think I've found my favourite way of working, so I find it hard to concentrate and follow my ideas all the way to the end result.

The first image WAS a commission for a friend who wanted some artwork for his band's new album. I spent quite a lot of time drawing out and tweaking the design, then my friend told me his band was breaking up. Really disappointing and even more irritating that he didn't let me know sooner. LESSON LEARNT!

The three inks are just plays, great fun, and the last image I drew in France mid-ski season and sort of illustrates how I was feeling at the time (it wasn't all fun and games I guess)!

On a last note,
I hope I'm not alone when I say I feel pretty clueless which direction my life is heading. Hah.

Lots of love


    I too have little idea where my life/career/etc is many ideas and not enough ooomph to follow everything through...maybe I will get there one day! Im loving the sketch from mid ski season, and the inks are really nice too! I do love your sketching abilities!

  2. Yeah I think the same! Sometimes I feel ultra-confident, and other times it's like a no hoper. Time will tell, I've just started to get back into drawing a bit more so the future may yet be bright!


  4. Your work is so lovely Naomi. I love your soft technique with the oddness of your characters- good combo. I like your ink typography too.