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I am a freelance Illustrator based in Lincoln. Creating art and doing crafty things.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Eye flood!

Right so here it is...
I am doing a range of things at the moment. Below are someimages of things I have done over the last few weeks, and I know they are all in one post but I am a little strapped for time. I am basically waiting to hear back from the organiser of Flexout, a Dj/Mc event that happens in Lincoln every once in a while. They want people to draw things for their up and coming merchendise section. But I can't start until they get back to me really. And there is a small gallery opening up called In Vitro which is opening up opposite Comic Culture in the Mall in Lincoln. The images below are what I am going to be selling in there, you know, boost my confidence and get my work out there sort of thing rather than a huge venture. Hope you

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Badges redesigned

I think these are finished now, I might tweak a few things but now all I need to do is design the packets. This shouldn't take long when I actually get the time. Same deal with my canvases really. I WILL get them done, but real life gets in the way some times unfortunately...

Friday, 22 October 2010

Canvas I'm going to paint

So here they are, just got to work out the colour scheme then I shall start painting it tonight :)

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Website under maintenance

So here is my latest doodle, which I think would make a nifty Tshirt...
If you know what it is then you are incredibly cool... if not... well... learn!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Time for some painting...

I have posted two self promotional post cards out with cv and cover letter. I hope to hear some thing from that soon. In the mean time I have 2 sets of canvases to do as well as some ink drawings that need colouring. So a lot to do there...

I haven't really got any idea what I want to paint on these canvases so any ideas are welcome. One set is small square ones, the other is tall thin ones so may those could be one big image but in three sections or some thing :)

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

make custom gifts at Zazzle

Well that's it, my first product on Zazzle...
The page is pretty bland at the moment, but it will get there...

Friday, 10 September 2010

My Zazzle store will be open soon

I am in the process of creating a Zazzle store. It will be called "Basic-Hater Design" after my very first art site on Deviant art, I still like this name and would love if one day it became a big brand... or a little cult on either is good. I managed to work out what was wrong with my website as well so any work I do will be on here and on my website.
I hope people will like my work enough to start buying it...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

My Final Show

This photograph is from my dad George Upson. It features the work I showed for my final show... and me! I need to root through my computer and see if there is anything I forgot to post up from this. My website is still playing up, but at least I have this blog to update. I am going to write a list of things I want to draw and do. Some things that will feature on this list are, redesigning my badges so I can get a load made and sold. Opening a Zazzle store and making image to put on their, and designing some leaflets for a show I might be taking part in. I just hope I have enough time to do all this in between going to work and sleeping.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

David King's Birthday Card

Well this is a birthday card I did for my good friend David King. I am having some problems with my website at the moment, so this is why I remembered to update my blog after so long. I will get around to updating my blog with all my work from my exhibition if I haven't already. I am in the process of drawing some new stuff, and reworking the "classics" so watch this space for new images. Hopefully if people want to see how my work has progress over the last few year they will come here from my website. I am going to post only my best work on the website, so work may disappear from my website but will always be on here. Enjoy...

Monday, 3 May 2010

Badger Badges finished... finally!

These little blighters have been on my mind for over a year now. The originals are featured on here some where. Originally made them for an event I attended called SlashSlash Notts. These are made of balsa wood, painted on in acrylic and then put in little packets...

Postcard update

Some different colours for my potential postcard to send out to people... Little badges will also come with this card. Badges will be put up, once they arrive in the post...

Monday, 26 April 2010


Done on a thick canvas with acrylic... Characters based on a previous sketch featured here some where... fun fun fun

Friday, 23 April 2010

Badge Packets

They are finally done. The badges were originally from another image... if you scroll down you will probably find it. Decided to try and make my own packaging for them rather than go online and get some sent to me from some website. Being me I am really picky about my work and so naturally I don't think they are as good as they should be... but I am still pleased with the fact I have done a series of them, not just one offs.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Painting rough

Just thought I would share this with you. It's a rough for a painting I have been trying to come up with for weeks now... I'm going to work out the colour scheme on photoshop before I go ahead or it could go wrong...

Vinyl Toys collection

I haven't actually painted any of these yet, and I only found out that Rooz and Trikky's existed this week as I saw them along with others in Forbidden Planet in Nottingham... Which is also where the bigger Munny came from. I have been meaning to paint him since last year. Still haven't come up with anything... so much uni work to do as well... Just thought I would share them :)

Friday, 26 March 2010

A few updates, Illustrations, events, what ever

Well I said I would wait until the end of my course to post pictures of my work up, but then I realized that would take for ever. Better to do it in small bursts. In no particular order here we come (sorry if I have repeated my self from previous blog entries)

Just a reminder I own www.katieupson.co.uk and so I hope to be having my art work posted on their soon enough. There is a link to this blog though on that site. I am getting this website in exchange for doing a magazine cover for a friend of mine so watch this space for that when it's done.

This... is Manny... and he ate all your bees... inspired by the show Black Books the character is played by Bill Bailey. I have wanted to draw some thing like this for ages and I finally have. I have also submitted it to the Northern Design Competition and printed it as an A1 poster.
This is Annabel Lee, this is for my negotiated project. I took poems by Edgar Allen Poe and illustrated phrases from them. This is the first of my character designs for her and the basis for all of my characters after this point, with some fine tuning. It's nice to have a style at last.

Same character as above, and this time there is some patterns and stuff. I drew all the textures and patterns my self. I have made some badges from the sea monsters and things... they are done but I want to finish the packaging before I post it on here. There is also a T-shirt, but I haven't had a photo of it yet and I need to design the logo and tags for it. Some thing to look forward to.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

So what new from me?

I know I haven't been updating this as much as I want to. But I have been working very very hard indeed. I have gotten my work some thing close to the way I want it to be. And I am producing a lot of work for my final year show. I think the best thing to do is wait until my final show to start loading images up. It will free up some time for me to carry on working, and it will mean that I will have everything finished instead of loading up half done stuff... this will be around the end of May
Watch this space

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Redone a lot of work...

So here they are pictures of work I have reworked for the hand in on Monday.
This included Hans Rabbit, Wright's Soap box, Excessive noise editorial, and one you have never seen but I have reworked from the original Sam the lion thing... stuff... the tutors can never make up their mind what the projects are called. Enjoy (I will post my Wasteland project another time)