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A place for my illustration work. Collages and patterns, personal and commissioned. Expect lots of colour. If you want to work with me, click ‘hire me’ in the navigation above.

horn tootin’ time.

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if you don’t know, or have only just come across this blog, but not my work yet i have prints, iphone cases, tshirts, tote bags and more available at society 6 as well as originals in my shop. currently this is my main source of income, so every little penny, dollar, or whatever currency you happen to use, helps.

of course, if you see something on the site that you want but isn’t in my society6 shop or my etsy shop, let me know. similarly, if you want to commission me to do something for you, a friend, magazine, or ..anything, get in touch via email here.

i have compiled some into a, well, collage of sorts for your quick viewing (and hopefully buying) pleasure.

collages by laura redburn

clockwise from top left: selene and eos (black & white), for your information there’s an inflammation in my tear gland, what’s the matter dear?, letters to the editor

and more!

collages by laura redburn

again, clockwise from top left: luna abandons the dybbuk, the truest thing we’d ever known i walk out in the flowers and feel better, return often and take me, & keen.

amelias magazine – what does colour mean to you?

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recently i did an illustration for amelias magazine. if you’ve never heard of amelias magazine (shame on you!) it is an online magazine/blog with articles on art, fashion, music, illustration, and much more. if that appeals to you, be sure to check it out.

the brief was to do an illustration based upon your favourite colour, as part of a post to inspire people to think and talk about their favourite colour for a contest by blair and oliver. you can submit your colour story as words, photography and video. to take part, send your stories to renewalstories@redant.com with your contact details too. the deadline for submission is 1st march 2013 so get creative! oh..and the winner will receive £250!

what is your favourite colour? let me know in the comments. i’m always really curious why people love certain colours. please remember to look at the post on the amelias magazine site to see others’ interpretation of their favourite colour.

here is is what i said, and my illustration, but i’d like to add a little more about what colour means to me in general, too.

image on amelias magazine post about colour, a collage with image of a planet with legs

“i absolutely love all colours, and colour is my world. turquoise is my favourite, though. it both gives me energy and keeps me calm. i like to always have this colour around me because it also helps me feel creative but not overwhelmed. i feel as if there’s something magical about it that other colours don’t possess. to me it’s representative of earth and life.”

i don’t know if you realised by looking at my work, but, i love colour. a lot. if you were to take a look through my home and my clothes, that would also lead you to see the same. colour is so important to me and is one of the few things that make me truly happy. so many of my happy memories aren’t just about good things, but the colours that were around me at the time.

i remember once someone asking me if i could define perfection as a colour, what would it be? my answer was orange. a slightly golden yellowish orange. i don’t know why, but when i see that colour, it just exudes the aura that i feel ‘perfection’ would have. it’s not my favourite colour, even, but ..that’s just the colour of perfection.

as much as i love almost every colour (there are a very few exceptions, but even those could be acceptable in the right context and in small amounts), i think blues, greens, turquoise and greys are the ones that speak to me the most. maybe it’s because they are colours that can be seen in nature, maybe it’s the calming yet invigorating it’s effect they can have ..maybe it’s something else completely!

i could honestly talk about this all day. maybe in another post i’ll share stories and photos about colour. i’ve said that word far too much in this post now, so time to stop and let you get on with your day.

laura ashley

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this wasn’t the post i was originally intending to write on friday, but some things have happened that have driven me away from the computer, and my trusty glue and scissors. and i just haven’t had the time to take photos that do justice to what i want to show you. it feels so wrong to me to not be creative, even for a few days, especially as i’m having so many ideas at the moment. i’m hoping things in my day to day life will improve, and then i can focus more on doing what i love. it is my lifeline, and i know many of you feel the same way about what you love.i am aware that some of you may have already seen this on my tumblr, which is where my site was hosted for quite some time, but there’s some things that i’m proud or excited to have done, and want to have it documented here too. so every now and then i may be posting some older pieces, or older features on sites that i’m particularly proud of. what i wanted to show you today was this illustration i did for laura ashley. i’ve been a fan of them for most of my life, so i was very excited to be approached by them to do an illustration for their blog.

i was asked to choose a couple of products from their shop to illustrate, and i chose the white polka dot large jug and the white large resin poppy. i chose these particular items because i love the versatility of jugs; you can use them for drinks, flowers, for holding paint brushes, and many more things. and the poppy because poppies are my favourite flower. if you wish, you can read my interview on the laura ashley blog here. and here’s the illustration i did for them!  what do you think? i wanted to do something that would fit well with the brand, but also fitting to my style. it was also done entirely on the computer which is a rare thing for me!

laura redburn illustration for laura ashley