#GirlBoss

Whilst enjoying one of my lazy days (because we all need to kick off those shoes put on our pjs and spend the day eating junk food and binge-watching Netflix), I stumbled across the new ‘GirlBoss’ series on Netflix. I’d already heard some great reviews from Sophia Amoruso’s award winning book #Girlboss and decided to…

I want change!

It’s been a struggle lately to believe in myself and my artwork. I love creating imagery for you all to see but even though the artist has this ‘I’m only doing art for myself’ idea in their head. It’s sometimes hard to block out that feeling off failing or not being appreciated for the amount…

KINGS E.P

I’ve recently had the chance to work with P.O.P.E and Capasso Records on their debut E.P. artwork. You may have seen glimpses of the artwork on my social media accounts but here is the full preview before the digital release tomorrow. I had so much fun doing this and can’t stress how good these songs…

Drawlloween

This past week has been a strange one and I’m feeling a little bit zombie-fied. As some of you who know me well I recently said goodbye to the shop I’ve spent many interesting years in and with some amazing people. Last week was pack up week as we shut the doors for the final…

Living on the streets

Repost from an earlier blog….. Copyright of Don Mccullin Recently I’ve been watching some awesome documentaries and find myself constantly flicking through youtube, BBC Iplayer and Netflix. One of the documentaries that really stood out to me was ‘Mcullin‘. This film is about a War/ Homeless Photographer called ‘Don Mccullin’, spoken by Mcculin himself, we…

Aldred’s Artists 8-Sarah Goodreau

I’m happy to announce that I have another artist to show you as part of my ‘Aldred’s Artists’ blog posts. Since joining wordpress I found a lovely artist called Sarah Goodreau. I instantly fell in love with her dark sense of illustration and flowing shapes. Each image has a screen print quality to it and…

Iron Mouse

I’ve been recently going through bit of a decluttering stage (which is still in progress) and stumbled across an old piece of artwork that I gave my boyfriend. The artwork was a character I’d designed called Iron Mouse. A tall psychotic man who wore a tiny crop top from his younger years and underpants. He…

Aldred’s Artists 6- Jade Wylde

So it’s ‘Aldred’s Artist’s‘ day over on my blog today and I have a new artist to show you. I’ve been following this lovely lady for a few months now after reading her amazing journey through mental health and her inspiring coping methods and routines I decided to comment on one of her posts. It…

Podcasts

I love podcasts! Since having my iPhone I’m constantly searching for new podcasts to inspire me whilst I sit and do artwork, walking to town or the occasional run. It’s amazing how much you can learn from them and how a simple sentence may inspire a new interest or idea for a creative venture. Since…

You can do everything

As some of you may know, I’ve just had my third shoulder operation leaving me once again without my drawing hand for a couple of weeks. It sucks! But in no way am I going to stop creating. I’ve been working on something more personal recently which is still under wraps but I wanted to…

Illustrators and their techniques

(I’ve just found this essay I wrote in my final year of college. Random but I feel it fits well with the blog theme. Apologies… It’s a little long) I would like to start this essay by asking you all to look around, think about what you can see. Everything in front of you has…

Taking time to ‘Stop Motion’

As an Illustrator I love creating, but as a perfectionist everything has to be perfect. This can make creating somewhat difficult when you always feel the need to only show your best work. So the other day I sat down to do something silly. Working on a new technique and process that you haven’t used…