Sunday, 27 October 2013

Open for business

After opening an Etsy shop a few years ago I have finally got around to putting some stock in it!  Yay!  Please take a look at my shop!  It's looking a bit sparse at the moment but it's a work in progress.  Expect more things to appear as I get the hang of this 'business' thing...

Monday, 7 October 2013

Flowers and squalls




Some fresh work from my sketchbook.  I'm trying to find a balance I like between drawing and painting and also trying not to overwork it... as you can see I went a bit overboard on the landscape (it started off as a clear moonlit night).

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Bye bye colour


I'm temporarily putting aside colour to explore black and white illustration.  I'd forgotten how relaxing it is to create a whole artwork in just a pencil.  I thought I would ease myself in with a botanical drawing - these are my graduation flowers from my parents (as of Friday last week I am officially a graduate!)  More monochrome to come!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Cards (nearly finished!)


Some waterfowl themed cards I've been working on.  These are the prototypes and now all that's left to do is get them printed properly.  Hopefully there'll be a few available on Etsy soon!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Ducks and coots and other news




A few things from my sketchbook.  I've been taking a lot of walks around the nearby nature reserve because I'm fascinated with all the ducklings, chicks and cygnets!  They've been the inspiration for some decorative images I'm working on now.

And in other news, after the New Designers exhibition in London last month, I was very pleased to be included in a review in Amelia's Magazine for best graduate illustrators!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Everything has been a bit chaotic lately with preparation for deadlines and exhibitions.  However, I finally have the time to start working on some new things so watch this space! But for now I shall leave you with some chickens I did a while ago.




And a card I made for a friend...



Monday, 20 May 2013

Shoes at the V&A





I went to London and drew some shoes at the V&A.  I liked the fact on the card beside them: the shoes were straights, not shaped for the left or right foot...(sounds uncomfortable).

Monday, 6 May 2013

New website!

I finally have a Cargo website!  I still need to make a few tweaks here and there but it's nearly done.  Have a look!

www.michellebeech.co.uk

Monday, 29 April 2013

Sketchbook Things



I'm putting together a portfolio at the moment and came across these in one of my sketchbooks.  I really like looking at other people's sketchbooks, so I just thought I'd share my own.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Statue


This was a bit of a sidetrack from the projects I'm doing for my course.  I wanted to paint something without having to develop lots of ideas and prep work for it first.  I think it turned out fairly well, so I might find a way to slip it into my work after all.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Update!


After a bit of a hiatus I'm finally going to get back into the swing of blogging!  Starting off with this, my piece for this year's Falmouth Book of Illustrated Quotes and Sayings.  I chose to illustrate a quote from The Great Gatsby.
In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. - F. Scott Fitzgerald