Friday, 29 November 2013

Chris Simpsons Artist Matryoshka

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Chris (Simpsons Artist) to paint a set of Russian Dolls featuring his artwork on them. I had to say yes! I'm a big fan of Chris, he has a fantastic sense of humor and his illustrations and captions never fail to make me laugh.

I chose to paint Chris's version of Michael Jackson & Bubbles, The Queen, Salvador Dali, Wookie and Homer. It's been a fun challenge to paint in the style of another artist and I'm really happy with how these turned out. Of course I had to add in some bright colours to PonyChopsise the dolls a little.

You can see the work in progress for these dolls here.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

A London Catch Up

I've been living in London over two months now. I'm lucky enough to have found a group of fun, crazy and totally lovable people to live with and I'm loving it here. My first term at uni has been both one of the most challenging and one of the most fun times of my life, I feel like I'm already learning and progressing so much.
London has always been one of my favorite places on earth, it still feels really surreal to be living here and I'm so grateful I get to study in this beautiful, energetic city.

I realize I still haven't shared much of my life in London with you, so here are a few photos from the past few weeks of my exploration of London and a few bits of my uni work (if you follow me on instagram you'll probably have seen these already).

Monday, 25 November 2013

Shebbo Design Giveaway

After a short break from giveaways I'm back with the perfect giveaway for cat lovers! I've been smitten with Shebbo Design's work for a long time, I love the detail and personality in their work. Shebbo's artwork is always beautiful and usually features adorable fluffy painted animals.

The winner of this giveaway will win this adorable cat necklace (the first picture below).

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Marceline & Finn Rockin out - finished Converse

These are a new set of Adventure Time Converse I've been working on. It's been nice working with a different, less girly colour scheme for a change (although I am missing my aqua and lilac paints!). Click here to see them in progress.

You can check out more of my Adventure Time posts here.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Etsy Love - Bacteria Cuteness

I took a break from my Remake & Remodel project to take a look at some bacteria inspired Etsy goodies. I wasn't disappointed, Etsians certainly know how to make something gross like bacteria totally adorable!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Desk of the Day - Can you guess who it is?

I'm currently working on some Russian Dolls for Chris Simpsons Artist, if you don't know who this guy is check him out. His comedic illustrations and stories always make me laugh. I'm painting these dolls in Chris's infamous illustration style but with a bit of a PonyChops twist.

Can you guess which celebrities I've painted on these dolls? Here's some hints:

1. I'm dead and I like milk.
2. I like corgis.
3. I made art of funny clocks.
4. My nickname is Chewie.
5. Doh!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Remake & Remodel - Bacteria Pattern

Leading on from my post a few days ago, after a couple of days catching up on crazy dog and fat cat cuddles, I'm feeling up to going into more detail on my current project!

This project is called Remake & Remodel. Our brief is to be inspired by a shoe we were given to deconstruct (pictures of this to come!). Deconstructing my shoe got me thinking about what goes into a shoe and what isn't shown. So, inspired by designers that use functioning parts as design features, I started thinking about what is inside us that dosn't show. I ended up looking into DNA, viruses and bacteria, all of which have some fabulous visuals to inspire a project.

Pattern has been a large part of the shoe designs I've been working on for this project, I wanted to add some fun and bright PonyChops style to these shoes. Here's a pattern I've designed and decided on to be in my final shoe design. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out, and think it works well with the style of shoe I've picked.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Etsy Love - My Little Pony

The My Little Pony converse I did a couple of weeks ago got me searching etsy for some fun My Little Pony inspiration. There is so much bright and fun MLP love on Etsy, so I thought I'd share a little of it!

Check out more of my Etsy Love here.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Remake & Remodel - finally a catch up!

Hey guys, long time no speak! I'm sorry last week was a little empty on the blog. This term at uni is whizzing past and I feel like I haven't even shared any of it with you yet! I'm hoping to organize my time a little better this next couple of weeks so I can share some more work and London life with you.

This term I have two big projects, one named "Remake - Remodel". I'm not going to go into any crazy detail with it yet as I've been sat at a computer for 12 hours today! So here's some dodecahedron patterns that I made for the project. Hopefully I'll get to explain the project to you some more in some future posts, but for now I'm off home to sunny Preston! I can't wait to finally get some fat cat and crazy doggy cuddles! Can you believe I've been away from them almost 2 months now?

Monday, 4 November 2013

Maqaroon Giveaway


Remember my Meme Gifts giveaway from about a month back? Well the super talented creator, Johanna, also has an adorable kawaii style shop; Maqaroon.

The winner of this adorable sweet giveaway will get:

- Bunny Tote Bag
- 3 Sticker Sets (Harajuku, Lolita, Urban)
- Mini Pistachio Macaron Necklace 
- Koala Lucky Bracelet
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