As many of my regular clients know, I went on maternity leave last October. We had a gorgeous baby girl who we named Mei (pronounced May, it’s the Japanese spelling). She’s fantastic and we love her to bits! I am currently in the process of getting back into the swing of things come October, I’m working part time but will hopefully have more time available in the Autumn. Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes, and who has been patient enough to wait for work. I’m hoping to look at a shiny new Ink and Pixels brand on my return, I think things need freshening up a bit! So […]
As of the end of October, Ink and Pixels will be relocating. Don’t worry, the studio isn’t going far. So We are off to live in Ramsgreave near Blackburn. Sadly this means there will be some slight downtime whilst we move. So apologies for any delays or inconvenience. If you do need to get in touch then please don’t hesitate to drop me an email. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
After hunting high and low to try and find somebody to print my British Feathers series, I finally stumbled upon Zabbage. They are based in London and offer giclée printing using some really nice paper types. Having my birds printed on top quality stock is really important to me. I’m always telling clients that it makes a massive difference to pay that extra few pound to have it finished to a higher quality. People do notice. So there was no way I could have the illustrations printed on a bog standard printer or naff paper. I ordered two prints, one on Hahnemühle photo rag 308, and the other on Hahnemühle matt cotton. […]
I got kindly asked yesterday if I would be able to step in and tweet the next installment of the 3hundreedand65 graphic novel. In a nutshell, the 3hundredand65 project is a year long story, but tweeted by lots of different people. As well as the public there will be famous musicians, artists, poets, writers, DJ’s and sportspeople contributing. Each day a new tweet is sent out by a chosen individual, that tweet then features as an illustration by Dave Kirkwood. These however are rough sketches helping the story to grow, these will eventually be published when the project finishes in a book alongside commentary and the tweets. It’s all for […]