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Back from Hibernation

Hello again!

I have a lot of catching up do!

I haven’t posted for a while due to being forcibly occupied with the real world, as opposed to the world of Pigeon that exists in my head. In this world I imagine that anyone who is reading this, (or even knows I exist – Mum are you still reading these posts?) believes that there really is a city-pigeon sitting at a desk typing away with it’s beak after a hard days work scavenging and sketching.

So! Here is a rough round up of everything I have been up to in last few months.

In August I was part of an exhibition in Hamilton House, Bristol with Bethan Buss aka Boodle, Jenny MacKendrick aka Stitch Ink and Rebekah Leigh-Marshall.

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Our pretty stall in a sunny corner

Our pretty stall in a sunny corner

Pimms and cake for the opening night

Pimms and cake for the opening night

You can see the full exhibition here.

In September got to exhibit with Stitch Ink again in the Grain Barge in Bristol through Drawn in Bristol.

Beaver and Finches

Winged Beaver and Finches

Goldfinch

Hand Screen Printed Goldfinch

Hand Screen Printed Brambling

Hand Screen Printed Brambling

Winged Beaver

Winged Beaver

In November I was in an exhibition in Bristol at the Parlour Showrooms with Rachel Falber of Hare Raising Designs and Tina Altwegg of Winged Fox Designs

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View from Park Street, Bristol

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Setting up

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My wall of work

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I’m an Elephant Shrew, how do you do?

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Swinhoe’s Pheasant

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Goldfinch. Hand screen printed

You can also see the full exhibition online here.

Meanwhile I had been working on some drawings:

Birds…

Kakapo

Kakapo

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Kakapo penned

In the process of being coloured

In the process of being coloured

Great Crested Grebe

Crested Grebe

Smew

Smew

Coot

Coot

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Swinhoe’s Pheasant

Little birds

Little birds

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Seabirds

Seabirds

Skylark

Skylark

Woodlark

Woodlark

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Shorelark and Lapland Bunting

Cirl Bunting

Cirl Bunting

Cirl Bunting in the process of being coloured

Cirl Bunting in the process of being coloured

Experimenting with an idea I had of Photobombing animals…

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And various other drawings…

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Then there was Christmas where I had stock in Paper Scissors Stone through Made in Bristol and saw my last month in BS8

Stag

Stag

The stag's conversion to a Christmas stag

The stag’s conversion to a Christmas stag

Christmas stock

Christmas at BS8

A Pigeon's Alternative to The 12 Days of Christmas

A Pigeon’s Alternative to The 12 Days of Christmas

Ducky Goosey T-shirts

Ducky Goosey T-shirts

Christmas at Paper Scissors Stone

Christmas at Paper Scissors Stone

More recently I have been developing sketchbook drawings…
ceramic chicken crop eskimo seagull crop Mexican skull crop Ugly chicken crop Ugly patterned bird crop bird with mans head crop

And making cover artwork for the Cheltenham Poetry Society and Armchair Committee…

Initial drawing for poetry book cover

Initial drawing for book cover for The Cheltenham Poetry Society

Final artwork

Final artwork

Initial song artwork

Initial drawing for Armchair Committee

Line layout of song artwork

Line layout of song artwork

Final artwork

Final artwork

And finally two pieces I made this week…

Stripey skull low Q

Mexican Skull

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Owl Teapot


That’s about all for now, I’m looking forward to being inspired by Spring and the promise of warmer weather!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my work, lots of prints and products are available in my Society 6 shop. And you can keep up to date with regular posts on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages too.

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Ventricles and Birds

Hi Mum!
I’ve been away for a while going to festivals and cat-sitting, but I’m back with some more work and there will be lots more to come.

Firstly I have been making artwork for a Ventricles single.

I added a background of Victorian medical documentation which I think could work well, but there is still a lot to do on this project. 
I have also been working on a family of birds based on a series of Russian Nesting Dolls I decorated with cardboard a couple of years ago. I have been messing around with colours and styles for this project, but I am still not sure what they will look like finished, or even their purpose, but I like the little guys and want them to be part of something eventually.

Finished A.C. covers

I have been working on Armchair Committee’s E.P. covers, below are front and back. I still need to do an illustrated credits page before they go to print.

 

More Bears for A.C.

I have been drawing lots of bears for Armchair Committee again. But a lot of them didn’t work out. I thought a bear climbing a tree would be good or fighting bears, but none of them really worked as drawings or fitted with the mood of the album, so I settled on a bear with a fish in it’s mouth. (Also through doing this project I have found that bears can quite easily look like humans and the fighting bears ended up looking like a couple of drunk humans having a fight!)


A.C. Cover and Fossils

Finished A.C. cover with their border.

 

For my next project I want to illustrate Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals. I began with Fossils, being one of the most popular pieces in the series. I began with a cow skull:
And wanted to decorate it with pattern in the Day of the Dead style and maybe make this a running theme throughout the project:
But they ended up looking too much like gimp masks, so I abandoned that idea and moved on! To dinosaurs and proper fossils, more of which are to come.
I have also been playing with ideas for Aquarium, one of the other most recognised pieces of the series.

Armchair Committee E.P. Cover

I’ve been working on finishing a full cover for the Armchair Committee over the last few days. I may have to work on a sleeve too…

Bears for A.C.

I have been working on sleeve artwork ideas for Armchair Committee, starting with more bears. Eventually I want to put these into a panoramic environment in folded sleeve form for a C.D. or vinyl.

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