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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.

king of diamonds playing arts card

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king of diamonds playing arts card

a while ago i got an email inviting me to design a card as part of a competition/kickstarter for playing arts. as a rule, i don’t normally enter illustration/design competitions as i don’t really agree with them, but every now and then it’s fun to and/or what you’d have to make is quick and simple.

i liked the sound of this, so was happy to contribute. everyone who entered was assigned a card (i was king of diamonds obviously) and we had to design that card. no rules other than it had to fit within the template and have some sort of link to the card suit.

i really enjoyed making this, and it’s kind of made me want to design a whole pack now! i think it’s the sort of thing i’d have more motivation to do if i was commissioned to do it, but i’d definitely consider it for a side project in the future. i didn’t get chosen for this, but regardless this illustration was fun to make.

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me, for personal use, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.

dream collage for oyster & pearl blog

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sweet dreams collage by laura redburn

i love when ideas and collages come together quickly and easily. it’s rare for me but always welcomed!

my pal lottie asked me to make a collage for her blog, for a post on the recent BFG film (which i still haven’t seen!) and dreams in general. well, i love sleeping and dreaming, and i also love the idea of making something visual of it. ironically i feel like this collage has been ‘in my head’ for ages now, and i needed a brief from someone to make it tangible.

i really liked the experience of making this, as i said, it just came together really organically which is my favourite way of working. not one for brainstorming here. once i’d gotten down a colour scheme i liked (mainly pink and yellow, how can i resist) and the idea that i wanted the backdrop to be the ‘pillow’ the rest just kind of ..flowed out of me.

more like this please!

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me, for personal use, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.

graphique fantastique! | new collage

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collage of natasha nuttall of graphique fantastique by laura redburn

i looked at the words graphique fantastique for so long that they don’t even look like real words anymore. weird!

anyway, a while ago i put a shoutout on twitter for anyone that wanted me to collage a photo of them. natasha was the first to reply, so on i went! i often feel torn whether to stick with my minimal style, or make something a little more detailed, and i think i got a good mix of the two here. i thought the textured, slightly patterned background gave a little more depth to the collage and of course i couldn’t resist some triangles.

also, as you may know if you know tasha …she doesn’t have turquoisey green hair – i gave her a impromtu new hair style. personally i think it looks fantastic on her!

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me, for personal use, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.