Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Some random panda sketches for a character I'm working on.

Mel XO

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday picks

How has everyone's weekend been? Mine has been crazy busy. Only a couple of days left until Christmas holidays, and so much work left to do for these deadlines. My weekend has just been a huge cram session! I just can't wait to do nothing for a couple of weeks!

Favourite nail colour: OPI Rainbow Collection

Favourite cozzie: Seafolly Frill Front One Piece

Favourite shoes: Sketchers Fold-down Boots (Victoria Secret)

Favourite book: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Favourite tea: Turkish Apple Ice Tea (T2) - add a wedge of lime and half a punnet of strawberries. Delish!

XO Mel

Monday, December 12, 2011

FREE Christmas Tags 2011

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas everyone!

I just completed a brand new bunch of Christmas Tags for you to download!


Hope it's not too late to add them to your wrapped Christmas presents!

XO Mel

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday picks

You know how I said I'd sketch every day? Well... since saying that... I haven't sketched in 4 days! I know.. I know... shame on me. But right after posting up this post, I intend on sketching straight away! So let's get this out of the way!

Here are my Sunday picks:

Favourite photo: 

Photography Quotes

Favourite accessory: Dinosaur Designs Abstract bangle

Favourite shoes: Electric Rainbow Flats (ModCloth)

Favourite nail colour: OPI San Tan-tonio

Favourite iPhone game: The Sims Medieval

Mel XO

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Daily Doodles

Do you guys remember a while back, I did a drawing course hosted by Stephanie Fizer? Well, she has invited us to participate in a sketch challenge during the next year.

The challenge is this: Spend 15 minutes sketching every single day for 365 days. Yes, that's a whole year!

Now, I've probably already probably failed in this challenge as it started December 1 and I'm ALREADY behind! But I did catch up and have drawn all my daily doodles since then. Here they are:

December 1st 2011 - Night

December 2nd 2011 - Brilliant

December 3rd 2011 - Lush

December 4th 2011 - Real

I took a little bit of extra time to roughly colour these drawings too. It's been really great to put pencil to paper daily. I will try my bestest to post up my doodles every day, but it's more likely that I will post them up every couple of days or once a week because of my busy schedule. I will be setting aside at least 15 minutes out of the day to sketch though! That is a big challenge for me!

Do you guys sketch every day?

Mel XO

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday picks

I gotta stop shopping! But it's so hard to resist when it's the season to shop! Not long til Christmas and then they'll be Christmas sales too!

Here are my Sunday picks:

Favourite video: Dare You To Move (cover) - by Jayesslee (Also one of my favourite songs)

Favourite photo: I saw this...

Photography Quotes

Favourite song: ... and thought of this...

Favourite scent: Tahaa candle by Glasshouse (can be purchased at Peter Alexander) - smells divine.
 Favourite accessory: Dog and Bone stud earrings (atSeoul)

 XO Mel

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Item: Kiki Summer outfits

I've added these lovely paper doll outfits to my store. I wanted to practice my Illustrator vector skills and thought of making a new paper doll character (her name is Kiki) with a more simple illustration style. Since we are heading into Summer, this one has all her summer outfits.

Hope you enjoy them!

XO Mel

Thursday, December 1, 2011

FREE December Calendar

Here's the last of them! I can't believe it's been a whole year and we're already getting ready for  2012. Ever since I hit 21, the years just seem to fly past... is it just me?


XO Mel

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday picks

What a weekend! I went to the Harry Potter Exhibition at the Powerhouse museum. If you're a Harry Potter nutter just like me, it's something that you can not miss. It brought back so many memories and just made me wish there were more films... because 8 wasn't enough. My fave part was seeing all the costumes - especially Sirius' (my favourite character) and also the Quidditch board game. They seriously need to come out with that one for real.

Afterwards we went to get the new iPhone 4S (Hello Siri!) and watched Breaking Dawn Part 1 (they really didn't need two films for this book - I mean come on, I've watched films that have had a lot more things happen in them than that).

Here are my Sunday picks:

Favourite boots: (urbanog)

Favourite dress: Strawberry Iced Tea Dress (ModCloth)

Favourite bike: (Mojo Bike) - I'm going to get one of these one day

Favourite accessory: Disney Couture Minnie x Mawi charm bracelet (miijo)

Mel XO

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Item: Circus Print and Invites

First ever printable print now in my store. Looks great in a white frame.

And here are a couple of new items:

Let me know what you think of them.

XO Mel

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Picks

The weather was hot, sausages and kebabs were on the barbie, everyone sat on fold-out chairs or a blanket, the girls made sangria, the boys kicked around a soccer ball. I love Summer Sunday BBQs.

Here are my Sunday picks:

Favourite book: Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl. How have I read all of Roald Dahl's other books and not this one?

Favourite Etsy store: jolinne - sweet illustrations

Favourite photo: 

Photography Images

Favourite colour scheme: Marshmallow tints

Favourite video: The Hunger Games trailer. Oh it looks so good! I can't wait to watch this! I needed to share. Has anyone else read the books?

XO Mel

Friday, November 18, 2011

Digital Painting Progress

I've been doing more digital painting lately, for my own practice and enjoyment rather than churning out artwork to sell and thought it might be interesting to show the steps involved.

Here is a pirate character I quickly sketched up and the steps from rough sketch, clean sketch, colour, shadows and highlights, to finish with texture and adjustment of colour.

XO Mel

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Picks

My body is in a bit of pain. I did 2 huge interval workouts yesterday. It felt really good afterwards, but I'm paying for it today.
I've also wrapped all my Christmas presents early! I've wrapped the presents, but the tree isn't up yet. I'm leaving that for another weekend. But there ain't many free weekends left until Christmas! So excited!

Here are my Sunday picks:

Favourite song: Paradise by Coldplay

Favourite photo: Life on this earth is precious.

Photography Images

Favourite video: Forgetting Sarah Marshall bloopers. Jason Segel's laugh makes me laugh!

Favourite holiday destination: Antarctica - wouldn't that just be amazing?

Favourite craving: (Seriously Happy Meal)

XO Mel

Random sketching

I really need to sketch more, here are some random sketches that were hiding in my sketchbook. Thought I'd share.

Can you recognize who these characters are?
Mel xx
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