Thursday, 9 January 2014

What is Wensdi? - Thursday...Happy New Year!

For Christmas this year, Me and Andrew decided we were going to give our family members illustrated gifts. We wanted them to be personal so decided to do portraits, but we also wanted them to be fun and playful, to fit in with the style of illustration. So, Andrew came up with little rhymes for everyone and I set off doodling. I love each and every one we made, and they were very well received by all the family! Scroll through to see all the illustrations.

The marvellous thing about this, is that it has given me a fantastic idea of providing the opportunity for people to commission their own family portraits, or friends and pet portraits. So, keep your eyes peeled to see a post on the offers for portraits.

In the meantime, If you would like to contact me in regards to a portrait commission or have any questions please feel free to contact me at

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

What is Wensdi? - Where have you been Wensdi, Wednesday?

It's been a very long time since I posted on here eh? I have been through a house move, so my time has been stolen by that quite a bit.

Also I have been working on a new blog. It's a blog following the life of creepy eight year old boy, Cheryl Cobb. I have fallen in love with this figment of my imagination and have found any free time I have being eaten up by this little lad. 

I would like to introduce you all to Cheryl Cobb.

Please visit his blog be sure to follow him too, I have a feeling he's pretty lonely and can do with some love. Go visit him today and show him that his life isn't completely pointless :D

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

What is Wensdi? - How to get a cracking headache...

Good day everyone! It's cold and raining outside, but I'm happy and glad to be alive! 

Last night I was play fighting with my fiance when suddenly we both collided with each other... my teeth into his skull. My face, teeth and head still hurt today, and he has a lovely little purple bump on his head. It hurt so much I started to panic that we may have concussions and that if we fell asleep we would end up in coma's. We didn't! This is huge cause to celebrate!

After my near coma experience I am looking at things in a new way, gone are the days of endless dilly-dallying, and the excuse of, "I'll do it tomorrow"! 

This post today is one I've been meaning to do all week, but I allowed myself too much time to over indulge in procrastination, but not today! 

I did some work for my mother (mumma) a few weeks ago, she wanted a piece of artwork to send to her beloved "Real Housewives of Vancouver" housewife Mary Zilba. Mumma was in contact with Mary Zilba on twitter, and was able to find out what Mary's favourite flower was so I could use it in the proposed artwork. Her favourite flower is the Lily. 

And so, I set off making possibly one of my most favorite illustrations yet. This elegant lovely is very delicate and took many hours but each one I enjoyed greatly. 

I then sent Mary the artwork, the postal service had taken longer than had been quoted, which built up the hugest waves of anticipation, I was dying to know what she thought and the waiting was stomach churning. Then last Thursday the delivery arrived! Mary tweeted the loveliest responses and shared a photo of the work. Fantastic :) These responses made my day, heck they made my month! 

This is my most preferred type of illustration work to do for commission. If anyone else loves this work and would like a piece of this lovely action then please contact me at For a commission the price ranges between £90 for smaller less intricate pieces to £250 for larger more detailed pieces. The piece for Mary was an A3 black and white pen and pencil illustration priced somewhere in the middle of that range.

Even with throbbing teeth and a headache I'm smiling as I write this post, I don't think there's a feeling that feels quite as good as knowing someone loves something you created for them. 

Now I must go and start my plan for killing procrastination and nurturing creation and awesomness!

Enjoy :D

Monday, 14 October 2013

What is Wensdi? - Today I had a delivery....

A smooth, white, shiny box. It was a long and wide box, but quite flat...Excited yet? 

I was!

Inside are my new beautiful business cards!!  They are very lovely and actually have the relevant information on! My last design as you can see below was a bit clunky and inelegant.

My new cards, like my old ones, were printed by and I must say I am very happy with the product! These new cards have several different designs on which means I can quickly show different pieces of my work, ha! How brilliant is that?

Right, now that's done I guess I better start doing some business! Otherwise, as lovely as they are, that's all they'd be, lovely pretty little cards. 

Let's Go! :D

Sunday, 22 September 2013

What is Wensdi? - Sunday, the cat returns.

Remember when I used to draw cats in jumpers, almost obsessively? As much as I enjoyed doing that, I must say drawing girlies in barely any clothing or their underwear is much more enjoyable for me! 

But what if I combined the two? And had a sexy girl in a jumper with a cat in a jumper on it? A friend of mine seemed skeptical that I could make cats in jumpers sexy.

Well Mister, take a look at this sexy puss! 

When I started this drawing to prove my Mr. Friend wrong, I started to think perhaps I'd set myself a more difficult task than I had realised. However, looking at this final piece I'm going to give myself a big pat on the back, she's hot!

I think she may be my favorite girlie yet! I really want the bra and knickers! She reminds me a lot of my friend over at That might be because I miss her, or because she has similar hair and is channeling the same level of Hot as the gorgeous Miss Chanty.

I did this illustration on cartridge paper, and found it much easier to do the smooth shading on it. I can really see the difference. It probably also helped that I did her on a bigger piece of paper rather than in an A5 sketchbook, so the details actually shows up on the camera. 

I am very excited to do the next girlie, anyone got any challenges for me? Please feel free to suggest something.


Saturday, 21 September 2013

What is Wensdi? - Saturday - Do I expect too much?

Currently I'm listening to Jefferson Airplane's "Surrealistic Pillow" album, I know I have a friend out there who will call me a hippy, whatever this album is awesome and makes for good background music when I'm working. I'm sure there is something to be said about listening to hippy music and drawing sexy women, but I don't care enough to expand upon it. If anyone out there would like to, then please educate me :).

Today, I have another "pin up" from my sketchbook. Are these girlies pin ups? I think yesterdays one could definitely be classed as a pin up, today's maybe slightly less so, what do you think?

This one was done in a different sketchbook, I think the paper is even more disappointing for pencil work than the paper in the other sketchbook! It's great for ink work as the paper doesn't bleed, which suggests to me the makers of the sketchbook intended it more for note taking and writing. Lesson learned, just because a book has blank pages and looks sexy, all leather bound and shiny, does not mean it will have paper good enough to draw on.

The quality of these picture makes the artwork look a little rough, don't get me wrong they are rough as they're just doodles from my sketchbook, but they're a lot smoother in real life than what these pictures show. Her face is also prettier, for some reason the camera struggles to pick up the details on the faces. When I get a really fancy scanner I'll scan them, that should hopefully show the detail better.

I've yet to receive any offers of a moleskine sketchbook, I'll keep waiting, as I believe it will happen soon. Or is that me having too much expectation again? Naaaaah.

I really enjoy drawing lingerie and clothing, specifically clingy, body fitting clothing. I'm hoping if I draw enough sexy and pretty stuff a lovely lingerie company will come along and snap me up to work in their design department. I think I have just realised what it is I want to do for a living. For a little while at least, ha!


Friday, 20 September 2013

What is Wensdi? -Friday, I am alive... Just. :D

I was on such a good roll with work and making frequent posts. I was enjoying the artwork I was working on, I was actually finding work to do and applying for jobs. Things were going great. Then I end up in hospital ill! 

I got out of hospital a little over a week ago and today has been the first day where I've started to feel like me again! Yay, and to celebrate I did a pretty little "pin up" style girlie. I think she is very pretty, Mr Wensdi says she looks slightly alien, this seems to happen a a lot when I draw women, they end up looking alienesque or oriental. I put it down to me being a head of the times... 

Anyway, I would really love to finish the A2 frog piece, which I have Titled - "Anura", I know not the most imaginative name but I like it. Yes, so I would love to finish her but currently I'm still a little tender and can't physically get into the position to work on her. 

That makes me sound odd doesn't it? Like, what possible position do I work in that I can't get into it now to finish it? I guess I could explain, but it makes me sound less mysterious than if I just left it to your imaginations, ha! I work on a huge A1 board and rest the board against a chair and my belly... Currently I can't put any pressure on my belly without being in pain and so cannot work on the piece. :(

I can't wait to finish her though and I look forward to the day I can get back to work on her! Until then you will all have to enjoy the little pretty girlie's I'll be working on in the meantime!

I don't know if it's because I'm in a much better mood today or because I'm listening to Adam and the Ants, but this came out so quick and easily. I think I'll put it down a little bit to both good mood and Mr Adam Ant.

I have learned today that I am currently working in a really crappy sketchbook that doesn't work well with shading or ink. Next time I will work on cartridge paper or a nicer sketchbook. I would love a moleskine sketchbook, but they are so expensive! I think given the month I've had a deserve a nice pretty book to work in, so I may have to treat myself, unless I have any loving and adoring fans out there who would life to buy me one? I could sweeten the deal and let you have the sketchbook after I've filled it! That's a hell of a deal I think! :D