Monday, 17 November 2014

Jelly Jumble app: behind the scene

I always wanted to create an app. Last year at Children Media Conference in Sheffield I met a producer of Storytoys - Emmet O'Neill. I emailed him an idea that I had for a while. He liked it and a year later the wonderful story-game app 'Jelly Jumble' is on Appstore!

It's Soren - a big, blue, cuddly Monster
that likes to make magical jams and jelly!
 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Made in Neverland

When I have a friend's birthday coming and a spare hour, I always draw them a card! I'd love to have some of them printed one day. This year seems quite busy with work, but I hope to find some time anyway. Meanwhile here are some of my recent cards! 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

I have an agent, wohoo!

One of the milestones of the career of an illustrator is to find an agent. As lots of illustrators know, it's so hard to find one! Of course you can trade without an agent as well and some illustrators manage it very well. But I find it quite helpful to have someone to look at my contracts, negotiate better fees and also find publishing work through their network. 

My portfolio on iPad, on my way to see Plum Pudding Illustration agency first time

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Vinyl wall stickers, yay!

One of my followers on Instagram happens to be Aida, artist hunter for Camaloon.com. She asked me to send them some of my illustrations to make vinyl wall stickers. And I did! I always wondered how my artwork would look on walls. And apparently it looks wonderful.

Green Monster Vinyl Wall Sticker available here

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Freebie Cat and Bear

I just came back from New-York where I went to work with a group of writers on the preschool TV show I'm writing for in the moment. Luckily I had some free time as well and saw many inspiring things around. Including pretty to-do/dreams/shopping lists in the Paper Source which is one of the best independent stationery shops in the city. I decided to do some myself: cat-list and bear-list! You can download them for free here! And the b/w version is available here.

Monday, 28 October 2013

100 % cute foxes

Today I'm working on the design for the Christmas range of products for Shopnoless. Meanwhile I would love to share with you something I did for them last spring! Here is the final design - the brief was to create something representing London.

The Tote Bag with London Guard Fox is available HERE

Thursday, 26 September 2013

How many hedgehogs do you need to draw a perfect hedgehog?

Very often I hear people saying: "It looks like it's so easy and quick for you to draw your characters. And i can spend hours and still not be able to finish my drawing!" Even if my creations do look simple, it actually doesn't mean i do them so quickly. It's quite common when you feel discouraged, because it takes so much longer then you imagined to draw something. But wait, i will show you something. Let's have a look at that hedgehog!

Hedgehog in the hat, watercolour