How it works..

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I’ve wanted to show you my work methods for a while, as it may be helpful –  or it may be very obvious to some.
One day I will figure out how to record it all in Photoshop and put that up (any ideas?) Anyhow, I love to draw and the first sketch part is still the best, but Photoshop is an amazing and fabulous tool.

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Happy friday – Im still here!

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Its been such a long time since the last post –  ashamed to say nearly a year. I thought I should share some new work with you..
I have been busy doing more illustration work for local clients, drawing: Cathedrals, Eels (yes eels) old houses, new prints to sell oh and a few zombies (which I loved drawing –  good to surprise yourself)
Here is a small part of the zombie illo  –  you won’t find this anywhere else, she really needs a pedicure..
zombie witch

Also a link to another great blog and recent interview with me plus some new images –  and an ETSY code for my shop.
http://www.gabriellabuckingham.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/friday-finds-debbie-bellaby-illustration.html

Happy reading and sorry for the silence..

What he said..

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This is my daughters drawing of an Angler fish, which she drew aged 4. I love it because it’s gone from imagination to pencil in a nano second and is honestly refreshing. There is no reference to anything else seen and half remembered, no sub conscience influences or hesitancy. I guess at 4 your mind is a blank canvas, where as mine is cluttered with things I have half seen and part remembered with a bit of self doubt chucked in – do things look ‘right’?

Picasso said
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Thanks to my mum for reminding me of this –  very true..
angler fish

Cambridge prints

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Last 2 prints created for Cambridge Open Studios. Both familiar Cambridge subjects: cyclists and punting on the backs. I’m trying to avoid cliche in the way the scenes are shown, I am also using my own memories of living there (and that did involve a lot of birthday punting trips and wobbly cyling!)
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Cambridge Open Studios – work in progress

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Hopefully this Midsummer Commonis going to be a good one. Beginnings of a print for Cambridge Open Studios, depicting cows on Midsummer Common, Cambridge. I struggled trying to draw cows earlier this week –  but I think I have cracked the weird body shape! I will post the final image later this week.

Cambridge Open Studios 2013

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I’m now working on the run up to my first open studio in Cambridge, July 20th – 21st and here’s an early first look at a new print.. ‘Hare in the cow parsley’ The easiest way to keep up to date is through my Facebook page. If you are in the area come and say hello! You can always buy online too in my ETSY shop. I have a 3 page ‘to do’ list and am very excited (and a bit apprehensive). Have a look at the COS website to see all the other exhibiting artists and their fabulous work..

Hare and cowparsleyCOS

Spring things

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My first craft event for this year is fast approaching (faster than I would like!) and here is a new design for some hanging hearts I will be selling. It’s a great 1 day festival devoted to the Eel (yes you read that right). later in the year we also celebrate apples but that’s another post..

There will also be new pocket mirrors and I have finally finished all the wall mounted and hanging hares. They look great but I think I have exhausted the subject now!

I’m enjoying lots of new ideas for colour themes, and thinking about these before I decide on the subject matter. Lime and coral are going to be around for a while… I do find neutrals a bit of a yawn!

Home Heart CP copy