Saturday, 9 April 2016

#TimbergramPuns Competition!

The wooden postcard company Timbergram is launching a special range of designs (by me!) that when they are purchased, they donate directly to the charity TreeAid with every one sold.


This is where you wonderful people come in!! I will be creating the six exclusive designs, but we are asking for Tree Pun Submissions from you. This can be anything you like, puns, jokes, or funny sayings that involve trees, example – ‘I hope you’re Oak-kay’.
 
You can submit in many ways – email your tree-related pun to team@timbergram.com with the subject ‘TimbergramPuns’, on Twitter and Instagram with #TimbergramPuns or on their Facebook Page.


Your idea = my artwork and GOODIES for you to win!! You can read more about the competition here. Good luck everyone - can't wait to hear what you all come up with and work on designing your ideas!

Soph x

Thursday, 3 March 2016

World Book Day! The Heart of a Mouse by Mandy Pang

Happy World Book Day everyone!!

I've recently been working on a children's book project called 'The Heart of a Mouse', written by Mandy Pang and illustrated by myself. It's a chapter book about a sweet mouse named George, and I created a colour illustration for the cover, and 11 black and white spot illos that will appear throughout the book.

It's almost finished, and will be available to buy as an e-book soon via Amazon!

EDIT: You can now buy the book on Amazon here! :)



As a side note - sorry I've not posted for so long again... please do make sure you're following me on Instagram and Facebook for more up-to-date news!

Soph x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

PinstaPals!

In 2015, I was asked to work on a really exciting project - five exclusive doggy and food-inspired enamel pins for new Australian company PinstaPals!


The project resulted in five cute pins (so far!) featuring a pug, dachshund, toy poodle, french bulldog and pomeranian. $2 from each pin goes towards a charitable trust that provides service and therapy dogs for people with autism, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, post traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses and disorders.


They kindly sent me my own set of the finished pins, and they are just wonderful in person. I ordered an extra dachshund one for my auntie and she couldn't get over it! It's lived on her jacket since. They each come presented on a cute doggy poop-shaped card backing, and would make ace and unique little gifts. You can order your own cute pins here, and remember to use the hashtag #mypinstapal on Instagram so I can see you wearing them! :D



The toy poodle design is based on the Insta-famous pooch Jinkee, who really looks like a piece of fried chicken (the only fried chicken I'd be happy to order, unless it was Quorn of course).

Happy 2016, by the way! I hope to blog more this year - lots of exciting things are happening that I hope to share with you all soon. Thanks for stopping by :)

Soph x


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Amelia's Colourful Colouring Companion & Interview!

My work has been chosen to appear in Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion (#ameliasccc) - an adult colouring book, which is the latest project by publisher Amelia Gregory of Amelia's Magazine!

Amelia Gregory with my contribution to the book!

The book is currently in its funding stage on Kickstarter - to pre-order a copy (early birds get an amazing deal!), please fund the project here! Below is a video with more details of the magazine.


The artwork I created is exclusive to this book, so to see it in detail please do order a copy! You won't be disappointed - Amelia's Mag really is one of the best out there :) I did an exclusive interview with Amelia, which can be read here!


Soph x

Thursday, 17 September 2015

3D Printed Pugtato!

Recently, I was contacted by Eric Ho on Twitter - a 3D designer for Shapeways, which is a wesbsite that creates bespoke 3D printed sculptures. He asked if I would like to collaborate with him to create a 3D printed Pugtato! Of course I said yes - and it's been really exciting to see my original illustration become a physical, three-dimensional object! 3D printing really is the future :D

Pugtato is now available to buy here.


Eric kindly sent me a Pugtato all of my very own, and I can confirm that it is a really magical little object! It's printed in full-colour sandstone, with a slightly rough texture. It really does just look like a Pugtato should, and just has so much personality sitting on my shelf.



I just adore it, and hope I can collaborate with Eric in the future to re-create more of my characters as physical sculptures! Read more about the collaboration here on 3Dprint.com, and here on the Shapeways blog.

Soph x