Perspective – Reference Photos

I don’t normally post two photo posts two days in a row, but in July I was working on an exhibition about Brighton with a bunch of other very talented artists.  Our unifying theme was perspective.

In order to prepare I spent a day wandering around Brighton and taking reference pictures of some iconic buildings.  I was looking for buildings which had a conflicted past, where locals had either petitioned to have them protected or ripped down.  Which combined my love of local history, the mismatch architecture of Brighton and drawing.

These are some of the pictures I liked enough to share.

#FollowFriday – Pop-Vulture

Once in a while you make a friend, who no matter how far away they move, or how long it has been since you have seen them, it always feels like it has been no time at all.

Today I would like to take some time to gussy up one such friend of mine. She the creative power house behind the brand Pop-Vulture.  Back in February she let me stay with her in Victoria, Australia and very kindly played guide to Paul and I.

I am always kind on in awe of her.  When she was living in the UK I would regularly crash on her living room floor, and she her housemates Ruth and Brody and her husband Scott are just the loveliest people, even when it’s arse o’clock in the morning.

42e44c_1faa19b5316b4a5d8f4243547af17866_mv2_d_3024_4032_s_4_2But she is also one of those terribly clever and resourceful people who, even when they are dealing with tremendous life upheaval, are still able to turn their hand to almost anything.  She can blogShe can makes cool clothes.  She can draw.  She also has a refreshingly real and practical approach to mental health, and at her core is just a wonderful compassionate human being who donates 10% of every sale to charity.  It’s not a gimmick, it’s not a limited time thing, it’s a core principle of her business.

I cannot recommend her highly enough as a human being, and if you are in the market for clothes that are interesting one offs, then please go and support her.

You can find her on instagram here:

Her ‘real life account’

Her clothing brand

Her artwork

Please please, go and give her a follow.  Also tell me about your most amazing friend in the comments below.

#FollowFriday – Keira

For a while I have been taking the opportunity on Friday to share some of my internet favourites with you, this week I would like to share the work of someone who is not only one of my internet favourites, but a real life one too.

Keira Heil is an incredibly skilled artist and writer, and I can’t recommend his social media account highly enough.  If you are looking for beautiful, detailed drawings to top up your creative bank account then you can find them here:

Keira has very kindly given me permission to post some of his awesome work here.  Below are just some of my favourites, there are so many to choose from.

Keira has a love for Sci-Fi and Comic art and it shows through in his dramatic and graphic style of drawing.  A few years ago we jokingly made up a character together called the Haberdasher, and you can find my attempt at a cover here.

Keira and his lovely partner Alex, also happen to own a plant and coffee shop in Devon, if you enjoy Instagram accounts with strong and fresh aesthetics then I would recommend checking out the Crown and Cotton feeds too.