Second of two board design for the Noels Arms Freehouse. As each board goes either side of the front door, I have made the board designs as similar as I can to each other without losing their individual themes. I’ll be collecting the boards tonight for painting over the next couple of weeks. It’s going to take a while!
One of two front-of-house boards I am soon to be painting for The Noels Arms Freehouse. The landlord and landlady are really happy with the design and I should start painting the first board this week!
The Noels Arms Freehouse in Melton Mowbray has kindly asked me back to redecorate their front-of-house boards for 2015-16. Like last year’s boards, the themes are still ‘beer’ and ‘rugby’ but this years are to be a lot more text based. So here’s what I’ve come up with! Just got to whack some colours on in Photoshop and I’ll see if they like them!
Here’s my latest window-scribble for The Melton Bookshop. Lewis Carroll’s book ‘Alice in Wonderland’ celebrates its 150th Birthday in 2015 so what better story to kick off this year’s window theme of ‘prominent children’s books’? It’s already received some great feedback from the public – children and adults alike so that’s fantastic. I will apologise though for the mispelling of the first ‘curiouser’ – it was the caterpillar’s fault, not mine. I shall be correcting his mistake as soon as possible! It’s hard writing words backwards on a transparent surface, let alone spelling them right but I’m sure he tried his best… and a bad workman always blames the fictional characters.
So I’m going to be back at The Melton Bookshop today, redesigning the window. For this year we’re thinking of decorating the window with scenes from prominent children’s books and what better to start with than Alice in Wonderland which celebrates its 150th (150th!) anniversary this year.
Choosing the scene to portray really wasn’t a hard decision. The owner and I both love the Cheshire cat (doesn’t everyone?) so deciding that was easy. I have also managed to squeeze the white rabbit in there too along with the caterpillar who’s kindly going to be smoking out the quote for us. (I’m unsure whether it’s a good idea to show any form of smoking in illustrations any more but as it’s in context then we shall go ahead and see what the response is)!
Having half a day off from my mountain of illustration projects. And really, what better and mature way is there to spend it than making my favourite Pokemon evolutionary set out of fuse beads? Right, back to work I suppose.