Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Name design for Grace's first birthday.

I made this for my cousin's daughter's first birthday.
This was all done in inks but rather than using pens with nibs, I used paint brushes. I enjoy the way the colours are even, almost like a wash.
I hope they like it!



Friday, 14 December 2012

Orange Berries and Purple Leaves

This is my latest card. I wanted to do something that could be personalised so I started with the blank space in the design and built the vines around it. The leaves and berries followed to balance out the composition.



As ever, if you see something that you like or have an idea for your own card for someone special, please get in touch.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Sparrow Card

I have been trying out something new. I am a huge fan Rob Ryan who uses paper-cutting to create the most intricate and beautiful works.

Give Me Work 2012 - Rob Ryan


While I'm not keen on the whole paper-cutting thing but I do love the effect. So, for my Christmas card I used the same principles but with ink. Not nearly as detailed as Mr Ryan's works but as a first attempt I am very happy with it. I hope you like it!



Friday, 28 September 2012

Ted's Happy Ending

I know, I've been gone far too long! Lots of things happening in my life at the moment. School holidays have just finished, new puppy in the house and looking for a part-time job.

So, those are my excuses but here is the next installment in the world that is Lisa Hawson Art Blog.


This is Ted's Happy Ending, which was my final piece for Illustrating Children's Books.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Bits o' paper Geisha

This was part of the Illustrating for Children's Books course I completed. We were asked to develop a character using shapes. My fingers were very achy and sticky after this assignment!


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cow and Bird

This illustration was for an assignment for Illustrating Children's Books, a course I did through the London Art College.


The brief was for an illustration about the characters Cow and Bird (the most unlikely of friends) who set off on an adventure together and discover new things in the world around them.