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or email me g.luker@hotmail.com.
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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.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Handbag Therapist

While working on my new website (eek cant wait to launch it!), I have been doing a complete tidy up of work, and found this link that I had yet to upload.

Last year I completed some illustrations for Idol Magazine, for an interview with a 'Handbag Therapist' (you can see my first post HERE). 

This lovely illustration headed up the article, which you can take a read HERE.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Meet Montgomery Teddy

Meet Montgomery Teddy, created for a recent childrens book pitch.

Monday, 9 April 2012

The Big Egg Hunt!

If you have been wandering around London recently, you may have noticed beautiful giant eggs popped up in various locations! 'The Big Egg Hunt' was set up to raise money for charity, with over 200 eggs designed by artists, illustrators, designers, jewelers etc and scattered all around central London, also hoping to break a Guinness World Record for the most people involved in an egg hunt!

(I apologize in advance for a photo heavy post!)
I managed to spot a few out and about, and caught up with the rest in Covent Garden yesterday, where they are on display until tonight. 
There are some beautiful eggs, as well as the brilliant Wally, who has spent the weeks traveling out and about every day, for everyone to spot, the big question - 'Wheres Wally??"

You also have the chance to win Wally by buying a raffle ticket, fingers crossed he may be coming home with me later! 

Some of the eggs I spotted around central London:

This beauty was found in the basement of Fortnum and Masons:

I spotted this egg by Rob Ryan in Selfridges:

I caught up with these ones at Covent Garden:

Front and back view for this egg:

This egg was amazing, using heat technology (?) on touch when it warmed up it revealed written message beneath! 

 I tried my best to catch a picture, it was very hard as it didnt stay revealed too long!

Front and back view:

Front and back view:

This egg was very mysterious, you had to look through the hole to see inside, but Im too short to reach! If anyone knows whats in there let me know!

Alongside the eggs there is also a pop-up shop, selling bits and pieces such as mugs and canvas bags, as well as showing some of the more fragile, special eggs.

Humpty Dumpty was signed by William and Kate apparently!

Downstairs is a secret lair with the kookist eggs in my opinion!

But how cute is this guy?!

Mmmm abit scary . . . 

Beautiful Breakfast!

Always a Goldern Egg:

This egg is suspended from the ceiling, and the colours underneath change constantly, the picture doesnt do it justice, it is really very mesmerizing to watch!

It has broken the world record for biggest egg hunt, and was an amazing project with some beautiful looking eggs, and even more fun to spend time finding them hidden in their locations! 
There were lots more that I didnt get to see, including some of the very expensive ones, never mind!

If you get chance, they are still around until tonight, or check them out on the website.