Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Mr Lion is finished! Ta Da!

It took me 5 days non stop but finally it's finished and I'm shipping it off to Bath Waterstone's tomorrow! The other side will be painted by Tessa Farlow this week.

Do look out for it in Waterstone's from mid May onwards.

Friday, 23 April 2010

and continues...

The text on the banner is hand lettered and filled with gold leaf.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Mr Lion Continues

Today I've been working on the text banner for the lion.
First I printed out all the text and stuck it on the lion with masking tape to work out positioning.
Next I sketched out the banners, then I took all the text off and painted the banners. I hand lettered all the text in pencil, this took forever!

I'm currently applying gold leaf to some of the lettering and going over the text in black permanent pen.

Watch this space for more pictures tomorrow...

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Mr Lion comes to stay!

I'm taking part in a fantastic project for Bath.

In May 100 Lions will adorn the streets of Bath, each one individually painted by artists from the area. Although I'm not strictly 'local', Bath Waterstone's who are generously sponsoring a Lion, have asked me to decorate one for them!

I'm actually painting one side of the lion and I'm going to be doing an 'extreme reading circus' theme. Another illustrator- Tess Farlow, is painting the other side. Our designs will meet along the centre.

The Mr Lion's home from Mid MAY- SEPTEMBER will be in Bath Waterstone's window.
Do go and meet him!

I am photographing the Lion as he transforms so watch this space for new photos as I go...