Thursday, 26 March 2009

Creating a scene

drawing in progress, originally uploaded by janicejs.

This is what I've been drawing today. I'm always drawn back to cities and streets, I just find all those random bits of street paraphenalia so fascinating to put together on the paper.

That little bit of something in the top left corner is a test print of my latest nearing completion illustration which I'll reveal later.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Catching up on some reading...

So now I'm a google reader convert. I've just spent almost an hour adding and catching up on those blogs that get lost among my hundreds of bookmarks and I've only just started.

Most days I just about get round to checking out a couple of my favs but there's so much interesting reading that the time just goes.

My head's a little overloaded with the happenings of the blogosphere now so I'll be getting back to my own little world and work. All to a bit of Simon & Garfunkel.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Once upon a time...

The Cinema - Pitfield St., originally uploaded by janicejs.

Browsing through the mass of photos on my computer I came across this. I took it in Hackney earlier this year and turns out it was a cinema. Can't you just imagine it looking all fresh and fancy and being the place to go on an evening back in it's heyday? Or maybe I'm just romanticising it.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

What's the time?

watches, originally uploaded by janicejs.

As I mentioned in my previous post I've been working on a new series based around everyday objects and their many variations. This one as you can see is on watches and I really enjoyed drawing all the little details. I'm working on the colouring now although I do like this one in it's raw drawn state.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Small wonders

cards?, originally uploaded by janicejs.

I've been thinking about branching out and putting some of my illustrations onto notecards or postcards so I had these printed to see how they look.

The illustration on the left is a new one from a series I've been working on on the theme of multiples.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Animated Friday!

I've been doing the rounds on YouTube checking out the animation category and thought I'd share a couple I think are pretty fantastic. They're both to French songs, fun with a little dark humour.

First off, one for the lovesick in Paris...

And one for the coffee addict...