Tuesday, 12 February 2013

two thousand thirteen!

Hurrah! I'm back, and have concluded that I'm utterly terrible at blogging. I've started a new tumblr at http://sophieburrows.tumblr.com - if you do the tumblr thing then follow me here. I'll still be running this blog (if you can call this running a blog!) parallel to the tumblr for a while anyway.

In 2012 I got published; I illustrated a poetry book for children by Kenn Nesbitt, which was published by HarperCollins. If you like, you can get it here! Here are some spreads from the book, text omitted, but you can have a read of Kenn's wonderful poetry for kids here.

Towards the end of the year I illustrated a story book to be published in the United Arab Emirates by Kalimat. The book follows the story of a girl who's fed up of being smaller than everyone else, until she realises that being small isn't as bad as it seems! Its going to be published in Arabic, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

This year has been mad already, with a few exciting projects on the go, some of which I can reveal very soon!

Monday, 23 January 2012

its my party, and i'll cry if i want to

I've been busy this month designing a series of birthday cards for my folio, with big bright colours to get rid of the dreaded january blues!!

Monday, 14 November 2011

ho ho ho.

I have Christmas cards available! I am going to be part of the Christmas Steps Artisan Market selling plenty of handmade and illustrated goods, sharing a stall with bird-making extraordinaire Emily Foster. Its on Saturday 3rd December, come on down!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

character development & website

I've been busy with a lot of ideas recently, and I'll try and keep things coming on here. I have a new website which can be found here and a facebook page which can be found here!

Here is a monkey who still needs a bit of work.

the bronze medal

Here's the t shirt I designed for the guys in The Bronze Medal. Really pleased with how it turned out, and if you haven't already you should give their music a listen because its wonderful.

Friday, 27 May 2011

victory post

I have  f i n a l l y  finished my picture book! I'm pleased with the majority of it, and looking forward to getting stuck into some more speedy projects before term is up. I was thrilled to find out I was highly commended in the Macmillan Prize this year, which took me to London to see my work on the walls of the Foyles Gallery. Here are some final images from the book....

Monday, 16 May 2011

trembling in my socks

I am extremely busy at the moment with preparation for my final degree show which is happening at UWE Bower Ashton Campus on June 10th. There is so much still to do and so little time!

Here is my provisional entry for the invitation to the D&AD New Blood exhibition at Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. I don't know an awful lot about it but will post info up here when I get the chance.

I am also extremely excited to be working on a project with the bronze medal- their music is truly fantastic. It's been a nice little break from all the uni work I have been doing.