Wednesday, 31 March 2010

No more dimples

There were several manic days in our household lately as I was trying to finish all the rest of the Horoscope images for Twoj Styl before the end of the month and also my mum came from Poland for an Easter break visit.

I must be mad but I like to work on several commissions at once as it keeps me focused so much more! The only downside is not enough sleep, much less socialising and no time for any Spring shopping at all!

The latest published illustration is for a beauty article about cosmetic procedures which allow women to get rid of unwanted dimples - these dimples in female tighs and butt which us, girls consider not at all cute: a much dreaded cellulite. Definitely to be get rid of before summer!
P.S. My new haircut did not work exactly the way I wanted but it is a story for a different kind of illustration - definitely a less glamorous one...

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


Somehow lace is not my kind of thing in fashion - I am more drawn to what Phoebe Philo does for Celine. The more I was surprised that that lacy illustration still works for me even though a magazine decided not to use it in the end. Click on the illustration please, to see it much bigger!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

A windy day

A Scottish Spring is extremely windy! No chance for a nice hairstyle today. Btw I have got finally my appointment for a haircut, it has to be something a la Kate Lanphear or nothing!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

While I am at it...

I am currently working on a new commission for the magazine, so it would ne nice to show you the illustration featured in the current issue of Zwierciadlo magazine. This time it is about consolation and finding strength in ourselves to fight with a crisis - hence the idea of two 'selves':

P.S. My mum very kindly took some photos of the printed work on her mobile so I am posting it even though the quality is not the best...Sorry! I will take proper pictures when my copy of the magazine raches me - for now, just a little sneak peak to give you an idea how it came in print:

Sunday, 7 March 2010

March girl

There is a girl that I have forgotten to show you - Pisces girl drawn for Twoj Styl's horoscope, published in the March issue of the magazine. My Mum is coming for a visit in couple of weeks so she will bring the whole stack of Polish magazines for me - cannot wait!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

How it looks in print

I need some advice about storage of all the multiple copies of magazines that are publishing my illustrations. I guess the easiest way would be to scan all the pages and have them all as pdfs or tiffs. I will also have to invest in a new portfolio case as the old A3 one is way to bulky to store them and not to mention that it is very awkward to carry - I remember too well struggling with it in depths of a Polish winter and at the height of London summer. And apart from all that I definitely need a haircut!
Note that the illustration was used twice - once to illustrate the article, the second time to open the chapter. It makes me wonder should I have been paid twice?