Twitter UK Header illustration

I was so excited to be invited by Ralph Creative to create 'A very British Summer' illustration for Twitter UK's header in July 2018 we decided to go with a Wimbledon plus Strawberries & Cream theme and I used an isometric grid to create the pattern as I wanted to capture those views over Wimbledon with all the courts and stands!

 The final pattern

The final pattern

 Work in progress

Work in progress

 Twitter's header artwork for July

Twitter's header artwork for July

Oasis x ZSL Windows

Last weekend I took myself down to Argyll St where you can find the Oasis flagship store as I'd heard rumours of Tigers, Zebras and a very large giraffe! The rumours were correct, complete with sound effects as you walk past! I took the opportunity to get a few snaps for my portfolio as I love the way they have used my illustrations across all elements of the store! 

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Best Illustrator award from Mollie Makes!

Crazy excited to announce that the lovely team at Mollie Makes and their incredible judging panel selected me as their 'Best Illustrator' 🙊 I am bowled over and SOOOO grateful!!! I Had a little fizz  to celebrate and may have got a bit emotional throughout the whole experience! 🙈 BIG THANKS to the Mollie Makes Handmade awards! Click here to read all about it and to see the other winners!!

 My beautiful screen printed Award! 

My beautiful screen printed Award! 

 Catherine Dean Editor of Mollie makes and the other winners!

Catherine Dean Editor of Mollie makes and the other winners!

Palm Springs Fever

It's almost a year since I found my spiritual home on this planet; Palm Springs there is still so much work I want to make inspired by our California road trip but I'm super happy with how the Palm Springs print turned out! I've now developed the design into some cards which will be online super soon there is also the screen print and some super cute pins. I find that being a one girl band collections often evolve based on feedback from customers, I'd love to put out a whole range at once and perhaps one day I will, but I do quite like the constant tinkering!

Ohh Deer Takeover!

I few weeks ago I took over ohh Deer's instagram page sharing some thoughts on my process and what's in my studio! I thought I'd pop it on the blog as it was super fun! I have a couple of cards and lovely daily journal with them and hopefully more in the future!

 Hi I’m Jacqueline and I’m taking over Ohh Deer’s instagram account today because last year I took part in their awesome card competition and they produced this design! It’s got gold foil and everything!   

Hi I’m Jacqueline and I’m taking over Ohh Deer’s instagram account today because last year I took part in their awesome card competition and they produced this design! It’s got gold foil and everything!

 

 Here is my now not so secret stash of felt tip pens, I do all my drawing with felt tips I was obsessed as a child and had a massive collection and I haven’t grown out of it! Faves include Tombow and Copic Sketch among others!

Here is my now not so secret stash of felt tip pens, I do all my drawing with felt tips I was obsessed as a child and had a massive collection and I haven’t grown out of it! Faves include Tombow and Copic Sketch among others!

 Here is my studio wall, I love making Riso and Screen prints and here is a selection on my studio wall! I painted this sign with my name on for when I pop up at markets!   

Here is my studio wall, I love making Riso and Screen prints and here is a selection on my studio wall! I painted this sign with my name on for when I pop up at markets!

 

 Here you can see the original drawings I used to make the cacti design, they were inspired by a botanical garden that I visited in Marrakech called Les Jardins Majorelle I love plants and Cacti!   

Here you can see the original drawings I used to make the cacti design, they were inspired by a botanical garden that I visited in Marrakech called Les Jardins Majorelle I love plants and Cacti!

 

 Here I am in my Studio, Disclaimer alert: It is NEVER this tidy but I thought I better tidy up for you guys! Well that’s it from me, massive thanks for having me Ohh Deer!

Here I am in my Studio, Disclaimer alert: It is NEVER this tidy but I thought I better tidy up for you guys! Well that’s it from me, massive thanks for having me Ohh Deer!

Welcome to Palm Springs

My newest screen print is inspired by a trip to this mid-century mecca and cacti paradise! I fell in love with Palm Springs when I was there and had to capture it! I created a surface pattern with lots of mid century architecture and varieties of cacti which I then selected a few elements from and created this composition. Screen printed by hand in 5 colours; pastel neon coral, mint, sky blue, teal and fine black outlines capturing the sun soaked feel! 

Screen printing!

So my new obsession is Screen printing! As a treat to myself I attended Print Club London's 'Deluxe' Workshop in January in which I produced a two layer tiger print, edition of ten, see the video below!

I have since become a Print Club member so that I can continue on using their facilities and making limited edition art prints! It is so great to break away from the computer and start mixing inks and learning something new!

So during my membership this month I've been working on a new five layer print called 'Explorer's Greenhouse' it imagines all the horticultural samples that may have been brought back by an explorer to their Victorian Hothouse as well as including some stuffed animals! See a slideshow of all 5 layers being built up below!