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Bramble & Wild revisited

Posted on: June 21st, 2016 by Dawn

 
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I was so pleased to discover the line art version of the logo I designed for Bramble & Wild being used in such lovely ways, that I thought I would share some snaps from their Instagram page.

Grace’s beautiful blooms and stunning arrangements look ace in these kraft bags, adorned with the gold foiled line art logo.

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I was also excited to see some of the shop’s beautiful stationery, with the logo peeping out…

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As well as beautiful flowers, you’ll find lots of little gifts to entice you in. If you’re local, and you’re not familiar with Bramble & Wild, I urge you to go! It is a wonderful florist situated on Frome’s historic Catherine Hill, which is peppered with amazing independent shops, and certainly not your average high street.

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Insect Emporium #NIW2016

Posted on: June 21st, 2016 by Dawn

 
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It’s National Insect Week 2016, which gives me the perfect opportunity (excuse) to share some bits and pieces from my upcoming book with Egmont. Insect Emporium publishes in September 2016, and is bursting with insects of all shapes, sizes and origins, each with their own stories and curious behaviours. (Pictured above is a crop from my original artwork for the cover. The final approved version can be found here.)

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This Mediterranean fruit fly is one of the many colourful creatures I had the pleasure of illustrating for this book. Below is a crop from the pull-out print which accompanies the book.

‘Insects are nature’s great survivors, found almost everywhere on our planet. They creep through undergrowth, lurk in cracks, dart underwater and soar through the sky. From the aerobatics of a dragonfly to the mighty construction of a termites’ nest, this book explores their secrets. Prepare to discover a spellbinding world within the Insect Emporium.’
– Susie Brooks

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Egmont have just released a beautiful little animated teaser trailer for the book, in which some of the insects come to life! You can take a look at it here.

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Nineteen

Posted on: February 15th, 2016 by Dawn

 
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I loved spotting my print, ‘The Forager’ on Nineteen’s beautiful website this week! Take a look at their lovely wares, here or take a trip to Clevedon to see them for yourself!

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Made in Bristol coasters

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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A few months ago, I designed a set of coasters exclusively for Made in Bristol, which were inspired by some of Bristol’s unique flora and fauna, some of which can only be found in and around the Avon Gorge.

I was pleasantly surprised to see them in the recent issue of B24/7, alongside an interview with Bryony Morgan, founder and pioneer of Drawn in Bristol and Made in Bristol.

You can pick up a set from Paper Scissors Stone in Quakers Friars, Bristol.

 
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The art of botany: how to draw flowers, plants & nature better

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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Earlier in the year, I was invited to contribute to a feature on botanical drawing for Digital Arts, and was delighted to appear alongside some really talented illustrators who I have long admired.

I talked a little bit about my working process, tools of the trade, and choice of contemporary colours. You can read the full tutorial here.

Sea, cliffs, sun

Posted on: June 6th, 2013 by Dawn

Spent a blissful day in a place of extreme natural beauty yesterday for my favourite person’s birthday. Above is the t-shirt I hand-printed for him. The design is a sort of mock-botanical diagram of a blackberry plant, with different cross-section illustrations, and a bumble bee for good measure.

I’m sorely tempted to print some more t-shirt designs. What would you like to see?