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Home Is Wherever I'm With You



Today, I am sat in my leopard print pyjamas and slippers all day drinking tea and researching for my new brief. I've been set the task of illustrating "The Bloody Chamber & Other Stories" by Angela Carter, as part of the annual D & AD Awards. This means I get to draw lots of wolves, which I am rather happy with. Drawing animals is more within my comfort zone. Above are a few images from recent sketchbooks to leave you with in the meantime.



I created the above yesterday as a present for my boyfriend (which he hasn't seen yet!). I plan to show him when he returns from work today because I cannot for the life of me find a frame to fit it. So, I'll leave that to him! It's such an awkward size because it's an actual map, which I guess isn't supposed to be used for framing. It is very much inspired by the work of Rob Ryan who makes the most beautiful and romantic paper cutouts. I own one of his cutout cards and have it proudly framed on my bookshelf. The lyrics I've chosen are from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero's song "Home", which is a charming little song. If you haven't heard it, I suggest you listen to it especially the cover version below - it's adorable!

15 comments

  1. Glad you've been getting on with work :) I've started to panic today cos I have SO much to do but I'm just not getting it done...0_o WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!? Argh...that piece you made for Elliot is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Such a lovely idea...so cute :) x x x

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the 'map' piece you've made for your boyfriend, that is sooo cute and creative!!!

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  3. I love the piece you made for your boyfriend, so romantic and creative. I hope he likes it :) x

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  4. The map picture is amazing, did you paint the lettering on? Oh & the Bloody Chamber is a amazing collection of stories to get to illustrate, lots of gore!x

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  5. As soon as i saw that i thought of Robert Ryan! You're so talented chick. x

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  7. The work in your sketchbook looks lovely, seems like you're a talented one :) and the piece you made for your boyfriend.... soo adorable! I'm checking out Robert Ryan's work now, thanks for the link!

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  8. These are so beautiful and creative!

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  9. So cute what a lovely gift for your bf! I bet he is going to love it!x

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  10. That is one of the loveliest gifts I've ever seen, especially as I've loved that song for the past 2 years! XO

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  11. Aw I absolutely love that song! I sent the video to my boyfriend as well, so sweet that you made a poster. & last year for English me & a friend made a model bloody chamber! Inspired by the book, it had barbie corpses & everything. Amazing. Can't wait to see what you come up with & you are totally followed because your blog is ace!

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  12. I love the idea of writing a personal message on the map, very unique and such a lovely gift. xx

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  13. leigh!

    these are amazing, and i love what you made for your boyfriend.

    would make the cutest valentines day present.

    and the cover has made my day!!!!

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  14. That cover of the song is so adorable!! As if the picture you made for your boyfriend :) xx

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