Beermat Characters

My latest work will be on display at the Inkygoodness - Beermat Characters Exhibition taking place this April at the Coningsby Gallery, London. The exhibition will play host to new, up and coming illustrators who have each taken a Beermat and created a unique hand painted character. The variation and styles will certainly be something to behold. A collection of 'work in progress' sketches for my Beermat Character - Ondine can be found below.

Work in progress - Ondine

Work in progress - Ondine

Work in progress - Ondine

Work in progress - Ondine

Work in progress - Ondine

Final Piece - Ondine for Inkygoodness' Beermat Characters Exhibition

Ondine Beermat Character - Detail

The final piece will be framed and exhibited at the Coningsby Gallery between Monday 29th April untill Saturday 4th May. Read more about exhibition, the other amazing artists taking part and the collaboration with Ammo Magazine's Poop Deck Project over on the Inkygoodness blog.

Update: Video produce by Craig Bush of the exhibition set up and launch.

Inkygoodness: Beermat Characters + The Poop Deck Project Launch from Inkygoodness on Vimeo.

Inkygoodness Beermat Characters Flyer

Inkygoodness blog take over

Inkygoodness were invited to take over the Middleboop Mag blog! So everyday last week myself and Lisa wrote articles on our loves, favourite artwork and illustrators, shared news on what's been happening in Birmingham, London and further afield in Latin America as well as shared our favourite music videos, tactile illustration and moving image. Take a look at the Middleboopmag  blog; all our articles are tagged with 'inkygoodness' and most of them can be found in the 'Design' category. Otherwise I have complied a lovely list of all the articles below for you too - enjoy.

Pointe Blank and Fake Magazine Event

Super fun times were had all round on Saturday with the Pointe Blank kids and Fake Magazine at the 6/8 Kafe, Birmingham. It was good to meet up with the creative movers and shakers of Birmingham for a get together over a cup of hot chocolate.

The event launched the Pointe Blank 'Hobsons Choice' exhibition at the 6/8 Kafe and the latest edition of Fake Magazine. Organised by Pointe Blank and Fake Magazine, Inkygoodness tagged along to see what all the fuss was about.

@Robintheoffice of Birmingham Royal Ballet fame bought along some blank beermats for any willing doodlers to create their own Beermat Characters for the Inkygoodness competition.

Claire Hartley the organiser behind the Pointe Blank exhibition and Kerry Lesley of Fake Magazine were also on hand to meet and greet, holding the fort on the sales side and organising the live art happening outside.

Pippa Stewart and others braved the cool temperatures outside working on a series of live drawings with a 'Hobsons Choice' theme.

This was my first encounter with Fake Magazine and the lovely Kerry Leslie, we should definitely get together and do more events like this in the future. Thanks to the 6/8Kafe for hosting the event and to Rob for supporting the Inkygoodness Beermat Competition.