Welcome to my blog, a place to share, inspire and creatively think.
Feel free to visit my website http://cargocollective.com/gemmaluker
or email me g.luker@hotmail.com.
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Illustrations for Blogs

I recently created some illustrations to be used as blog headers for a lovely lady called Kerry, who writes not one but two blogs!

'Frugal City Girl' is all about living in london on a budget:

and 'Kerry On Shakespere' reviews the performances:

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

'Grab a Spoon' - blog images.

I recently created blog images for 'Grab a Spoon' - a funny blog about life written by 2 great gals - Pandabear and Owl! 
I created them essentially,  and they now adorn their header! 

You can read their blog HERE.

Monday, 29 October 2012

ChuckleBox Posters

I've been working with a lovely lady called Joy, creating posters to advertise her kids club.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Lush Christmas!

I created this poster for the shop I work in (I have a brilliant part-time job at Lush, which is AMAZING!!) as we are running a Christmas order scheme for those busy people who dont have time to shop!

It was my first dabble using inDesign as well,  God knows why its taken me so long to get to grips with it, but now I have its brilliant! So much easier, why didnt I do it before?!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Garden Book

My latest book with Toddler Teasers has just been released on iTunes!
'The Garden Book' is a simple story of gardening from seed to sprout.

You can download on iPhone, iPad or iPod HERE, as well as my previous book too.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

E-Book Cover

A book cover I recently created for a clients e-book.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Illustrations for CanLifestyle

A while back I had the opportunity to create some lovely illustrations for a new online magazine called CanLifestyle, a magazine and blog for the quirky and curious! 

Monday, 1 October 2012

New artwork for Edu-Play Theater.

I was recently contacted by the great gals at Edu-Play Theater Company to produce new illustrations for 2 more new performances they are producing - one based on Space Travel, and the other on Charles Dickens.

You can check out the website HERE.
I also have quite a few childrens e-books that I have finished up that I cant wait to share with you!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

New Book Cover Illustrations

I was recently asked to create illustrations for a series of fiction novels which are available to download on Amazon.

The first has just been uploaded, by Victoria J Brown, 'How My Life Became Chaos' is a story of woman who finds herself pregnant after being with a guy for 6 months . . . . .

This is the original illustration I completed for the cover:

The main character, Kat, runs a beauty salon, which will all change in the coming books as she adapts to life! 
However, we had to remove the mirror for the title, here is the cover as seen on the authors website:

Ive also created the illustrations for the next three books in the series:

You can head over to Amazon for a sneek peek of the first chapter!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Incredible Chapore!

Written by the mysterious Monsieur Odyssey, IllustrateIt have launched a competition to design the front cover for his story 'The Incredible Chapore', with the winning entry getting the chance to illustrate the entire book! 

Its a lovely story with a twist, a good read for youngsters, so naturally I had to enter and have designed my vision for the cover.

The first round is decided on votes, so Im asking all you lovely readers to head over and please vote for my cover!! Its such a great story, I would love to illustrate it!

My entry is here.
You can also check out the other entries as well, although please vote for me!

Monday, 23 July 2012

I can finally show some work that I have been working on lately! This was created as a sample pitch for a children's story, about a lovely couple who live in the woods with their dog :-) 

Its really hard, as I have been working on so many projects this past month, including several new children's e-books (another one with Tickle Teasers as well!), a new lifestyle website/magazine, and posters, which I cant share just yet and its driving me crazy! But bare with me, all will be revealed soon and it would be worth it, some pretty good work there if I do say so myself! 

Enjoy my lovely wooden house for now

Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Tea Party Book

Ive been very quiet on here lately, for that I am sorry, but rest assured that it is because I have been extremely busy!

I have been very lucky to have been working on a few more children's picture books, and can finally share another with you today! 

'The Tea Party Book' is a cute story about friends who get together for a tea party! Aimed at the younger market, its a very simple but lovely story, to help them learn about having a tea party, and spotting the grasshopper who appears throughout the book! 

Cover for the story, and here are a couple of spreads:

This one is available on iTunes! 

You can check it out and download HERE.

Friday, 4 May 2012

My illustrations for DeCulto on their website.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Ive been Pinned!

Checking out the new fad of Pinterest, I discovered one of my works that I completed for The Little Epic Zine on someone's pin board! How cool is that?!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A pitch I worked on recently for a new children's book about a sweet fluffy monster who is taking care of a little girl. Fingers crossed you will see more of him.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

New Website!

Ive finally taken the plunge and gotten around to re-doing my website! I decided to go with a cargo site, I love the simplicity of the design, and how it focuses on my work, I love that you can view my work at a bigger scale, so you can fully appreciate the details!

Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Fashion Illustration for Deculto.com

I recently created a few illustrations for fashion/beauty website Deculto.com.
A quirky mix of fashion and collage illustration,  very cool!

This illustration will be used on their website as a main header for their flash sale next week on their website.

This illustration is used on their business cards/letter headers, as well as their facebook icon! 

Check out their FACEBOOK page, where you can see these now!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Im on Amazon again!

Im on Amazon again!
This time its a great little picture book called 'Nicky Goes Shopping', based on a little mouse called Nicky who takes us on an adventure through the supermarket finding the coolest fruit and veg around! 

I created all the characters for the book and illustrated each supermarket page, I also created a map/layout of a supermarket for the end pages. 
Here are some of the spreads:

You can buy the book on Amazon HERE.