Tuesday, 25 August 2009

What I've been doing




After breaking my elbow, having the pig flu and a variety of other disasters I can now say that Ihave completed all the fuit and veg illustrations for Moss Green Childrens Books. These are educational colouring pages for children to show them how fruit and veg grow, natural pests and when to plant and pick the food. Here are a few examples of what I've been up to, all the pages can be found on the Moss Green Website. Next is endangered species, which I'm really looking forward to drawing. Apologies for the use of Comic Sans, it was part of the brief.


Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Call For entries!!!


CALL FOR ENTRIES.........

Theme-

"Maybe we could express ourselves more fully if we say it without words"

We have the flowerpot, Kentish Town (formerly the verge) booked for October 15th.

They have kindly agreed to give us their wall space for approx 2 weeks after the 15th so the work can stay up and we can actively promote the exhibition.

THE RULES-

* The theme is "Maybe we could express ourselves more fully if we say it without words" - interpret as you like.
*Work must be 2D and suitable for hanging, if you want to work on a large scale, please contact me with the dimensions of your piece before getting started. All work is welcome, from design/illustration to photography and textile or printmaking.
*Work can be offered for sale while on show (if you want to) There is a 20% commission charged on all work sold, so please think about building this in to your costs.
*Please can all work be given to me by the weekend of October the 10th. i don't mind if you want to send it or drop it off, but please supply it framed and ready to hang.
*Thems is the rules.

We have room for about 10 artists work to be on show, so if your serious about doing this you MUST have let me know by email with a brief idea of what your doing
(info@nataliathorpe.com)
by August 31st so I can start promoting.

The private view is on October 15th, there will be guest DJ's, bands and a lot of fun.

Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested in submitting work. I will be opening this brief up via the normal mediums in the next few days, so please tell me ASAP if you want to take part.

Much Love, lets make some lovely things and take Camden by storm.


Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Hi!

Just wanted to alert anyone who may be interested to this project-
It's a little thing that another illustrator has set up to get people to donate fox drawings. I donated this chap-

Foxes are pretty close to my heart- my mum is obsessed with them and we have one that lives in our garden, a vixen we have called "Wolfie". Wolfie gets fed dog food twice a day, is chased by my cat almost daily and sleeps in the middle of the lawn. When she hears the door open she trots down the garden to say hello and see if she's getting any dinner. Here are a few pictures of her-



Monday, 10 August 2009

I would like to alert you...

A slightly serious blog post today. I would like to alert you all to this  . This is the sad story of an illustration undergraduate from Falmouth who though that she could rip off another illustrators work. She nearly got away with it, but then had some of the work published and won a prize, and now every one knows. Having been a victim of plagiarism myself I know how it feels to find your work with someone else's name next to it, and have zero credit. People like this are worse than those that create collages, and deserve to have their eyes poked out with blunt sticks and their degree's burnt to cinders. Again this backs up my theory that if you can't draw/paint/photograph yourself, your basically a talentless useless letch of a person that should never study any thing creative and stick to media studies.
On a brighter note, here's me and my friends on University Challenge...


Thursday, 6 August 2009

Strange ways


Elliott Smith would have been 40 yrs old today. I wish he was.
He's the single biggest influence on my work, from the age of 15 i have listened to everything he's done, its got me through a lot and I will continue to work with him playing softly in the background and I'm thankful for that. No one could, would or will replace him. 

xoxo

Miss Misery


Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Pychadelia Smith!


Watch Quickly before Sony remove it again!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Healing


I'm gradually getting use of my right arm back, although a bit limited in what I can do still, so busy scanning work in and playing around a bit with existing stuff. In the mean time, enjoy this...