Sunday, August 31, 2014

Frankie Illustration

If you've picked up a copy of the current issue of Frankie Magazine and made it almost all the way to the end you might have seen my illustration for the feature on what is on your bedside table. When I read the brief I did a big old happy face because I knew it meant I could draw two of my favourite things, my teddy bear Pinky and our cat Bubsy.

When I was about 8 I had a made up gang called the Freezer Beezer gang. It was a little strange as it included myself and the Pinky, along with one of our dogs, one of our cats and my horse. I had this weird thought obsession that one day the gang would only include Pinky and myself, but somehow inclusion into this gang would prolong the lives of the pets included. 8 year old girls, always thinking of death!

As you can see the picture is pretty true to life, Bubsy does love to ransack my bedside table, they are real scratches on the front and that weird green thing is the ugliest drink bottle I've ever owned. The lamp is part of a matching set by Tamara from Retro Print Revival and I think the based might have been a hand made job by my grandad that I stole from home a number of years ago.