Twisty tree papercut

Oops, it’s been a while since I posted here, stupid things getting in the way of the drawing!

Here’s a little something I thought I’d share that I worked on recently for a front cover. The brief was quite vague- just something about branching. Other than that, the Editors were happy to let me run with it! Time constraints were a bit of a factor with this one but also having done some quite complicated covers recently, I fancied something a bit more restrained!

I’ll be updating the portfolio soon, so stay tuned for some more new work then, but for now, have a super-happy Easter!

Tree papercut by Lara Crow


Diary is all done

diary-flipThat’s it! I just added the last few pages and you can check out the whole thing here. Hooray! Here is a little gif of all the pages for your entertainment.

I do these diaries partly because I have a bit of a poor memory. I remember the big things from a trip, but without drawing them, all the fun little things that happened while I was travelling would slip away, which is so frustrating. I have quite a visual brain, so keeping a diary works well for me. The daft scribbles help bring everything back way more powerfully than just words would!

So I guess they’re mostly for my benefit… but I hope you enjoyed seeing the pages too!

Anyway, thanks again Canada. As always, you are a bit lovely.

Oh and did the hound miss us? Nope, not one bit. She had a great time at Mum’s and seemed quite miffed to be back slumming it with us.

Travel diary week

N CageSteve and I went to Vancouver last year but I’ve been a bit (ok a lot!) slow getting the diary pages from our trip sorted. I’m going to be adding them this week! Hooray! There’s a couple up already and I’ll be adding new ones each day so stay tuned.

Follow our adventures in Canada. Bears! Pancakes! A wedding! A haunted house! And… Nicolas Cage.
Stop pulling that face Nicolas Cage.

I said stop.

Happy new year!

Happy new year! Hope you are all having most excellent 2016s so far! I had a lovely couple of weeks off doing nothing very demanding, here is a stupid comic about it. Sadly this actually happened because mulled wine is a bad influence on me and my bro Ryan. Mum puts up with a lot of crap. Sorry Mum!

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If you would like to hear a sample of that most excellent dance music, you can listen to it here… oh dear.

Quick update

snapI’m busy with some last minute Christmas sorting so this is just a quick post to say yey the fairs were so much fun! Thanks to everyone who came along, it was lovely chatting to you and seeing all the work at the fairs. I’ll do a longer post about them soon.

If anyone in Surbiton/Kingston needs to do some last minute shopping, I still have some framed prints and other bits and bobs so email me. I can deliver in the Surbiton area until 23rd Dec (woo!)

Have yourself a bloomin lovely Christmas!

Fairs fairs!

colouring peekAhah so this is what I was up to! Making some fun colouring books ready for an uber weekend of Christmas Fairs!

I’ll be at the Illustrator’s Fair in Kings Cross on Saturday 12th December. Come along and say hello! There will be loads of fab illustrators selling lovely stuff and workshops too. Then on Sunday I’ll be at The Lamb Christmas Market in Surbiton, where there will be much local crafty goodness and Christmassy cheer.

The Illustrator’s fair last year was great. I will be sharing a table again this year with the fabulous Jennie Vallis, now if I can just stop myself from buying all her stuff before the fair even starts…

birdiesThe Lamb Christmas market was also a total blast. I hope they have the same band this year, they were great.

I’ve got some prints that will be new for these fairs, as well as some tote bags, cards and other goodies. Not to mention a few of these little handmade dudes to sit on your christmas tree… so please spread the word and if you come along, mention the magic phrase: ‘I feel so gosh darn Christmassy dammit!’ and receive 10% off all my stock. Hooray!