Handmade Wedding Stationery

Just a small glimpse of the wedding stationery made for recently married friends. Designed by hand from the initial Save the Date to the Order of service. Want personalised stationery? With your own flowers of choice? A group portrait of the wedding party? Get in touch! Printing and design assistance provided by InHouse Design 🙂steph_dave_wpsteph_dave_inviteback_wpwedding stationery handmade watercolour

The UK burlesque scene

There are just so many good burlesque performers hailing from the UK. Missy Malone, Anna Fur Laxis and Miss Miranda to name a few, travel the whole world to perform their tassel twirling, shimmy shaking magic. Here’s my ode to all my UK girlies, thank you for the inspiration! From top to bottom: Missy MaloneScarlett Daggers, Anna Fur Laxis, Lady Wildflower and Cece Sinclair. I’m sure there’s many more drawings to come.

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Meanwhile on Insta…

It’s been a while.

Insta just kinda took over. Give me a follow if you like sketches in ink, cheeky pinup girls and the occasional snapshot of goats.

I’m now back in action again on here. There is just so much to show you, watch this space.

So this is what’s been happening on Instagram recently:

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And Ellie from the math rock band Signals like my drawing of her, then reposted it and followed me too!

iPad life drawing – Boobies edition!

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Life drawing (from picture reference) done on the iPad using SketchBook Pro

Not much time for drawing today after a long and exhausting schedule of seeing friends, house hunting and exploration! Of Meanwood Park to be precise, which is actually more like a wild forest without real paths. What? No paths?

Like a proper damsel in distress my other half even had to rescue me as I had frozen up in fear on a stepping stone in the middle of a stream. Wobbly, wobbly… You see, I don’t do nature that often. He took off his shoes and went in the water to offer me his hand and help me across. BEST DAY EVER!

So here’s a quick iPad sketch of a naked lady.

The Curious Case of George’s gender

We’re looking after George the Tortoise while my neighbours are away on holiday. Today it was my turn to clean up his human sized wee-wees and feed him strawberries, spinach and mushrooms. I’m saying “his” and “him”, but the professionals aren’t even sure yet. Nobody knows if George is a man or a lady. Not yet.

I was sweating it to start with. What if he doesn’t like me and doesn’t want to come out to play? Turns out we kinda like the same thing. As I sat with him on the floor, he instantly went for my shoes. Sniffing, licking, nibbling… George loves shoes! I like shoes too. And one thing became a lot clearer…

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Sketched with felt tip pens and colours in Photoshop

From the iPad

There’s a lot of new technology coming out these days that we feel pressured to buy, but really don’t need. Will our lives improve by a voice controlled television set? Do we really need a robot vacuum cleaner? The neighbors have one, so I need to get one too…

If you’re looking to splash out on something “new”, you should get an iPad. Go on, you artist, treat yourself to this great tool! They’re not even that expensive anymore. I think it’s a great way to sketch. Get yourself a stylus (Wacom) and just doodle away. Unlike an old fashioned sketchpad and pen, you’ve got an undo option so mistakes are easily corrected. And it’s just great fun! Downside? No pressure sensitivity. Just give these Apple peeps a year or so and I’m sure it’s gonna get sorted. Technology moves fast.

Life drawing on the Ipad

iPad life drawing sketch made with SketchBook Pro in about 30 minutes.