A few months back i had noticed that on quite a few of the trend forecasting websites that i visit, the circus was cropping up quite a lot! I then came across the book and upcoming film 'Water for Elephants' and thought now's the time.
I got to work on some ideas, i wanted to keep the animals quite life like as i am not really a fan of cartoon style illustration, but also to add costume and props. The hardest part of the process was deciding which animals should do which act. My final designs are a family of orangutans swinging on the trapeze, a lady ostrich walking the high rope, a group of meerkats clowing around, a panda walking on a ball and finally a lion posing as the circus ringmaster!
Also, i recently invested in some fine bone china from Stoke on Trent, it is much more delicate and unfortunately fragile than the stoneware mugs i already use. I think that the circus designs work really well with the new china mugs and trinkets but i will be sticking to the chunkier style for my woodland designs.
They are available to buy here.
I will be having a little giveaway to celebrate the launch of my new collection!
All you need to do is
- follow this blog and my twitter (if you dont already)
- comment on this post stating your favourite mug or trinket
Really hope you like them, i am quite nervous and eager to hear your thoughts and opinions as they are slightly different from my usual black and white ink work.
Thanks for reading!