My first colouring book is now available for sale worldwide here on my website and on Amazon Prime in the UK. I have self-published and used local companies to help me with layout and book design I am delighted with the final outcome. I hope you like it too. Phoebe x
After much planning, drawing [& redrawing] AND some great layout design by the very talented Sam at Strawberry Soup, my book is finally ready to send to the printers. Today I have launched a Kickstarter campaign from which you can pledge to buy my 1st colouring book which I have called ‘Wish You Were Here x’. During the Kickstarter campaign the book will be on offer at a discounted price. There is a ‘7-day window’ to have your name printed in the book, but this opportunity is limited to 30 people. Other options are to buy the book with one of 5 original illustrations or buy a book with limited edition prints or a set of postcards.
The book should be ready to ship worldwide in early September and I would be so grateful if you could visit my Kickstarter page and spread the word by sharing it with all your friends.
I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who voted for the front cover image. From nearly 800 votes, and following a recount, San Francisco beat Kyoto by 4 votes! As the result was so close I have decided to use both images, SF on the front and Kyoto on the back. I hope you like it.
Whilst I have launched it for sale on Kickstarter today, my book will be available to buy from my website (phoma.co.uk) and Amazon from September 2017. Please click on the link to see my Kickstarter campaign.
Thank you all again for your wonderful support over the past few years. It really means a lot to me.
Best wishes Phoebe x
I am frequently asked what paper I use for my illustrations. Strathmore is my 'go to' brand as it performs consistently and I think produces excellent results. This is important to me. I love the 400 series toned sketch pads; my personal favourite is the grey but the tan is equally as good.
Working on toned paper provides certain illustrations with a different depth and perspective than if drawn on a white or cream background.
To find out more visit the Strathmore website here:
I am very excited to have been asked to contribute one of my Japanese illustrations alongside Kate Mcauley's essay in the latest Lodestars Anthology magazine all about Japan.
Discover more about Lodestars Anthology here: https://lodestarsanthology.co.uk
James Hobbs book Pen and Ink is published today, June 2nd 2016, in English by Frances Lincoln. It is already out in French and German editions, and there are plans for further international editions, including US and Spanish.
James included two of my early cityscapes, Rock Me Amadeus [Salzburg] and Walking Through the Sleepy City [New York].
To find out more about James Hobbs and the contributing artists in Pen & Ink please visit his Facebook page.
GALERIE F PRESS RELEASE
Galerie F kicks off this summer in Chicago with a vibrant exhibition celebrating cities. After a long winter, we're sorely missing the energy of epic, endless summers. There are few better places on Earth to be than in the middle of your favorite city when the days are long and bursting with thrills. Nate Otto Art leads this show with new and exclusive works exploring the bustling patterns of life within intricate cityscapes. He is accompanied by a fitting group of contributors also exploring cities, both near and far, through architecture, geometry and fantastic personal interpretation.
We're excited to invite you to this opening on June 10th from 6pm-10pm where there will be music, brews and new art to peruse!
OFFICIAL "CITIES" LINE-UP:
Charlie B Thorne
To find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/494853524036871
This is my first attempt at recording a time lapse video!!
Last summer James Hobbs asked me to submit two cityscape illustrations for his new book Pen and Ink published this year. First out is the French edition, Encre et Stylo (Editions Pyramyd) published in France on 11 February. Editions in English, German and Spanish are published later in 2016 – more news here when these come out.
The 208-page book explores the wide variety of approaches that the medium embraces, the range of pens and inks the artists use, and insights into how and why they use them. It includes around 100 images, by international illustrators, artists, urban sketchers and students, and two by me!
I would like to thank James for including my work; this is the first time my work has appeared in a book and is very exciting for me.
To find out more about James Hobbs and his work the link below will take you to his blog.
It dropped through my letterbox this morning; The Academy of Urbanism Journal 6, Autumn 2015. This was very exciting as it heralded the arrival of my very first 'publicised' illustration. My cityscape I Lost My Heart In San Francisco is featured on page 48 in Space for Great Places. To view please click on the link below.
The complete Journal can be viewed here.
I would like to thank Stephen Gallagher at the Academy of Urbanism for including my work.
Prints of this image are available to buy in my online shop. Thank you.
I am delighted to announce the launch of my new company website PhoMA. The website has been designed to showcase my artwork, provide a means for contacting me for commissions, and of course to sell prints.
I would like to thank those who have helped make this happen:
Alan and Tara at Stone Design for my beautiful logos and encouragement.
Neil Dennis and his team at Strawberry Soup for creating the PhoMA website, shop and encouragement.
David West at River Studio for photographing and printing my work......and encouragement!
I hope you like it. Phoebe x
The results of the NOA's World Vote are in! I am delighted to have achieved 3rd place out of more than 500 entries with my cityscape Empire State of Mine; a massive thank you to everyone who voted for me.
The BBC has run an online piece on its website - link below:
Limited edition prints of Empire State of Mine will be available for sale soon.
I have been shortlisted for the second round of judging in The National Open Art Competition!
For the first time, there is a 'World Vote' where anyone can vote for their favourite piece of art. The piece with the most votes will automatically make it to the exhibition at The Royal College of Art, regardless of the judges decision.
I would really appreciate it if you could vote for my piece, 'Empire State of Mine'.
Just follow this link and add your name and email... (And you can vote for more than one piece.)