Hellebores | Two

helleborepatternI’ve been having a go at making repeat patterns and I came up with this simple hellebore pattern as a practise piece. I hadn’t noticed some of the negative spaces whilst I was drawing it and consequently there are some odd gaps that show up between the repeats. Clearly more practise needed!



To carry on the botanical theme, this week I’ve been drawing Hellebores. I thought I could offer this as a giclee print when I finally get my etsy shop up-and-running.

There’s still quite a lot of work to do before then, but I like to think I’m edging ever closer..


orangeauriculaHere is last week’s somewhat tardy post on the theme of Auriculas. These little jewel-like ornamental flowers, which seem to have almost a cult following amongst enthusiasts, are the subject of my next illustration range. It’s traditional to display Auriculas in Auricula Theatres, against a dark background to offset their colours, which is what I’ve tried to do here.

Last week, as mentioned, I hot-footed it over to Somerset House to have a look round the Pick Me Up fair, which is the annual Graphic Arts Festival in the capital. Highlights included the customisable letterpress prints from Peso Press and the work of London-based potters the Clay Collective.