Sorry about the lack of updates recently, been trying to sort out some things, such as finding a new flat, which is near impossible just now, however, I am going to get back into being positive, then I am sure the perfect place will come along :)
Spent this weekend so far taking up trousers and turning jeans into shorts (oh the joys of studying Fashion and Textiles; my family just see me as their personal tailor)!
Been quite quiet on the creative front, just been trying to get some inspiration recently, so have been trying out some illustrations using a different media than I normally would. I am currently using these Molotow pens, which I LOVE!!! They are opaque paint pens, and the colours are just gorgeous! I was lucky enough to have been treated to some from MrKaim81, whom I believe picked them up from the Owlcat Artist Collective in Aberdeen.
These are a few of the illustrations I came up with, as you can see, a lot more stripped back than my digital comrads, however, quite refreshing to do something new and go out of my comfort zone. Just playing about with some of my favourite characters.
I am hoping to get back into screen printing too, to produce some illustations, if I can pluck up the courage, and refresh my brain on the process!
Went to see Maleficent last week, which I really enjoyed! Here is a quick illustration inspired from it. And the makeup was fab in the movie, would love to try that out on a quiet evening to myself!
That's all for now folks, got a few things up my sleeve, including a wee update on my website, designing a new logo etc, also some updates on the doll I made for Progress The Series, so stay tuned!
All the best
Various ponderings by me; Nicola Brand: creator of the Nicolpops stitch-punk doll. I dabble with illustration, but my main passion is for knitting, and using mixed media to create one of a kind critters.