Friday, September 30, 2011

Sweets and Zombies ★

so did you enjoy the lovely Creative Café features this week???

well today is just a short post so you don't think i've vanished again, i've been busy this week working on commissions AND a few new pieces for college that i (maybe...) intend to have a go at painting.

so i thought i'd share some of my new work with you all

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anyway, first up there's a super yummy Ice Cream Sundae!!!


totally delish!

i'm still working on another ice cream one but it's not quite finished yet! i still need to work out some chocolate chips/fruity bits! but oh well... here's a peek anyway!


there's also a pair of donuts but i don't really like these, not sure why... just not too fond of them for some reason!



oh AND since it's the end of September and everyone is getting excited for Halloween, i thought i'd let you see this years Halloween Pinup a little earlier than usual...


so this year it's all about Zombie Pinups! yaaaaay, zombie pinup girl = automatic creepy awesome times!

last year we had 2 (sort of...) the Midnight Burlesque girl and the Tattooed Lady (see below)



and of course the year before that there was the Zombie Ninja Panda Bear... so NOT a pinup but still delightfully creepy!


so who knows, i might have a go at another pinup or spooky themed creation during October, not sure yet!!!

oh and fyi, the Zombie Pinup is currently being featured in the annual ArtWanted Halloween Showcase aka the 'Haunted House'

now last time i checked they had the zombie pinup and my sugar skull on the front page (click thumbnails) but it might have vamoosed by now, not sure, you can check out all the groovy spooky work here anyway - Haunted House

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and that's that!

i've been listening to Seth MacFarlane's album 'Music Is Better Than Words' on repeat all week since it's so super duper! for more info about Seth + to hear him sing, you can check out this old feature i did here - Super Sunday #3


there'll be no blog tomorrow night since i'm heading out to the Gaiety Theatre to watch my cousin's dance schools annual show + my little god-daughter Bonnie is performing in it!

should be nice, i always love a trip to the Theatre! any excuse!

so until next time, that's all folks... ◕‿◕ ★ xX

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creative Café #16 ★

gosh another creative café post already... i spoil you guys sometimes!

well the truth is that this post has been on hold for over a fortnight so today i decided to run it once and for all!

so stop what you're doing (i.e. reading this...) go and get a cup of tea, a cappuccino or maybe some hot chocolate if it's getting all autumnal where you live! (it is here...)

don't forget the biscuits!!! chocolate ones preferably, or some sweeties... ok, get some fruit if you INSIST!!!

settled and ready? 

right then, today's feature is all about a fabulous lady living right here in the Isle of Man, she's originally from Birmingham in the UK and this delightful girls name is Danni


i first saw some of Danni's work during the start of my second year at college. to this day i honestly can't even remember how i discovered it but i absolutely LOVED it right from the start! you won't find it hard to see why...


earlier this year Danni contacted me about a collaboration project so we met for lunch (at the Alpine... obviously) and ended up spending a few hours just chatting about art, music, fashion and most importantly, shopping in Birmingham!

the collaboration never took off for various reasons, but we stayed in touch and she helped me out with getting my website registered and stuff, anyway because of all this + because she's just so ruddy awesome at designing awesomely awesome things, i decided to feature her stuff on here so that all of YOU could enjoy it as well!


her style is very bold and bright, with fun colours and cheeky pinup girls and guys, she has some great themes in her work as well which make you give it a second (or third... or fourth) look and often make you giggle, which is also fab!


Danni also works on bespoke designs for people, you can commission her to create a logo/web/blog/flyer/poster design etc







she also sells awesome t-shirts featuring her work...







her work is always so vibrant and awesome! love love love it!



here you go, have a little look through some more of her gorgeous artwork...
























golly gosh and  oh my don't you just luuuurve it all! so pretty!!!

ok now it's time for some lovely links!

to see more of Danni's super duper work, head on over to her website - doodlesbydanni

you can also buy prints/stickers/postcards/t-shirts/hoodies featuring her work here - red bubble

be sure to 'Like' her work via her facebook page - Doodles by Danni

and follow her on twitter to keep up to date with all her arty goings on - @doodlesbydanni

now i have to say a mahoooosive BIG ol' thank you to Danni for letting me feature her work here, in case you hadn't guessed it already, i really admire her work so i'm glad she said yes about the feature! :) x

All images featured in this post belong to Danni Smurthwaite© do not claim, use, distribute, reproduce or trace ANY of her work without her express written consent. All Rights Reserved.

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that's it for today i think, i didn't go into college today after all since i was busy on some commission stuff, hhhmmm i really REALLY need to make a start on some proper college work!

eeeeeek!

anyway until next time, that's all folks... ◕‿◕ ★ xX

Monday, September 26, 2011

Creative Café #15 ★

hello lovelies! it's that time again, time for you to kick back and enjoy some arty stuff!

so go now my dearies, go and make a nice cup of tea or coffee, get some juice or a smoothie, grab a snack and get comfy because today it's another cracker of a feature!

so today's Creative Café post is all about the awesome and super duper Daisy Church, a very talented artist/illustrator/animator originally from Delaware, currently based in San Francisco, USA


i've followed her stuff on and off now for about a year and a half but never really looked deeper into her work until now, i spotted some of her pieces the other day and recognizing the style of drawing, knew that it was about time i featured her artwork on here!


all of her characters are very fun and flirty, she tends to draw lots of super duper girls in all manner of outfits and get ups, the one thing they all have in common is that they're ALL gorgeous and ALL wonderfully drawn/painted



her sketches and illustrations, the pinup girls in particular, have this great kooky style that i just love + the colours she uses in her work are fabulous! i'm a colour fiend at the best of times but it's hard not to appreciate and admire the work of a girl that uses such fun colours in her work...




but when she's not working on sketches, digital pieces, storyboards or animations she also creates the most gorgeous paintings and drawings that are chock full of gorgeous details!







she is a verrrry talented lady to be sure! and as if it isn't enough that she can draw and paint amazingly, she's also a fab animator as well! check out this demo reel of her work...

Daisy Church: Animation Demo Reel 2010 from daisy church on Vimeo.
 


you all know about my eternal love for all things animation so you'll understand why i am such a BIG fan of all of Daisy's work. i adore it all though! it's all sooooooo super duper pretty!

sit back, see for yourself and enjoy...



















gosh isn't it all just gorrrrrgeous!

i told you it was...

right, time for some links!

to see even more of Daisy's lovely artwork be sure to head on over to her website here - Daisy Church

you can also buy prints of her work (+ some original pieces!!!) via her etsy shop - Artwork by Daisy Church

be sure to 'Like' her work on facebook - Daisy Church

and follow her on twitter - @daisychurch

she also has the most fabulous blog full of darling drawings and sketches - Daisy's Drawings


all that's left for me to do is say a massive thank you to Daisy for saying yes and letting me run this feature, thank you!!! :) x


All images featured in this post belong to Daisy Church© do not claim, use, distribute, reproduce or trace ANY of her work without her express written consent. All Rights Reserved.

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so i'm off to college tomorrow to get some sketches done and stuff like that, i've started a new sketch book and it's already the bane of my life!

i really suck at doing sketch books...

ah well! 

until next time, that's all folks... ◕‿◕ ★ xX