Wednesday, 23 July 2014

B E L I E V E...

©beebrown 2014
…just a little bit of lettering originally drawn up for Jenipher Lyn and the promotion for her superb book "How being Stubborn, Depressed and Unpopular saved my Life". If you'd like to, you can find out more about Jenipher, her book and her work here. This little bit of lettering is now also featured on the GREAT type board created by Pumpkin Pie on Pinterest. Thank you Pumpkin Pie :-) x

Thursday, 10 July 2014


'teatime' ©beebrown 2014
…just a really simple pencil drawing for today…I'm finding it quite surprising how some of these quite random & playful little sketches/doodles are developing and influencing my ideas for my 'proper' work on a daily basis…a doodle a day has shown me that it's a really good discipline to make, even if its only very quick, a fun, just for the hell-of-it drawing a day…if you've been following along you'll have noticed that I've had more time on some days to experiment, but the practice has been great…and I've picked up a few valuable basic photoshop skills too! I'll probably be posting less frequently on my doodle challenge now but I'm definitely going to carry on with my doodle a day!  xx

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

big owl...

'big owl' ©bee brown 2014
…happy Tuesday everyone and here's todays doodle...

Friday, 4 July 2014

little butter bee...

butter bee ©bee brown 2014
…the last doodle for this week and 'Happy Weekend' from the little Butter Bee! x

Thursday, 3 July 2014

watery sun...

'watery sun' ©bee brown 2014
... playing with a little watercolour painting in photoshop today just to experiment with another way of using colour  … this is a very quick, quite small painting which after I scanned in, I finished off by collaging together…I then played with colour adjustments and contrast to get some different effects... I like the way that the watercolour effect remains but to get the colour just right is going to take quite a bit of practice! Limitless possibilities and the process is a lot of fun. x

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

bright bird...

bright bird ©bee brown 2014
…just quickly dropping in to pop up my next doodle of another bird (do love me birds!)…a brighter and more jolly one today! Really feel as though I'm starting to get the hang of colour…and thank you to everyone sending me encouraging messages…its really appreciated. Hope you'll pop back for more when you can. xx

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

bird & butterflies...

bird & butterflies ©bee brown 2014
…I feel like I've made a bit of a breakthrough on using colour, how to colour up sketches and adding a bit of texture in Photoshop today… this little illo has come out a tad darker than on screen so perhaps the next thing ought to be looking at how to brighten things up a bit!… Anyway, learning lots and more cut outs tomorrow! x

Monday, 30 June 2014

hello monday...


… happy Monday!… Here's todays doodle…still playing with black and white and I've discovered how to get a kind of inverse chalky effect…I'm finding colour quite tricky in Photoshop…. really missing Illustrator!…might try some cut outs tomorrow… think I'm liking Photoshop for collaging so at least that's a discovery! x

Saturday, 28 June 2014

weekend girl...

weekend girl ©bee brown 2014
…here's the next photoshop'd doodle (this is Fridays doodle but shhh, don't tell anyone!) …playing with black and white and tiny pops of colour… a kind of mono print effect…the lettering still needs a bit of playing with but this has been fun to do...

...Happy weekend everyone and more doodles next week! x

Thursday, 26 June 2014


'buttergirl' ©bee brown 2014
…here's todays doodle…just starting to add a little bit of collage and colour...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

doing a doodle a day...

…after having a go at my sun pencil drawing the other day, I thought it might be fun to set myself a fun challenge for the month of July to 'do-a-doodle-a-day (I've started a little bit early into the bargain too!) … As well as practicing my drawing skills, I'm also trying to pick-up a few Photoshop skills as I go as well, and thought this might be a good way to learn and track my progress…I'll be posting my doodles on the Hive's Facebook page too if you'd prefer to join me there… Hope you'll tune in for a 'daily doodle' and all the usual Hive bits and pieces too! See you soon! x

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

hopeful rays...

hopeful sun ©bee brown 2014
…I'm still playing around with faces (which I can't seem to be able to stop drawing), and also in Photoshop (which I'm still very new to)… I'd really like to be able to get lots of that lovely quality of line that you can get from just plain old pencil in my work so decided to draw this sunshine in just plain old pencil, fiddle around in photoshop and see what I came up with!…I've called her 'hopeful sun' in the hope that we will have some proper sunshine soon, although it hasn't been too bad today as she popped her glorious rays out from behind the clouds this evening (which has been just beautiful!!)…Fingers crossed for a lovely day tomorrow… everything is so much better in the sunshine! xx

Monday, 9 June 2014

'aye aye sailor...'

…June Bootcamp is now well underway, and this months' theme is 'Nautical'… There's lots of imagery I've been wanting to have a go at for ages here, so I'm loving this theme! As usual, Lilla provides great inspiration so there's heaps to get stuck into and draw. I thought you might like to see one of the drawings I've been working on from the 'mini' stage worked up into colour, so here's my sailor... I'm not sure whether he'll make his way into the final piece because the idea for this month is to make a piece suitable for wall art, and I'm actually still really enjoying working on the theme of faces that we were set for the 'mini' back in Mays' assignment… So, all things 'nautical people' has been my starting point and off we go! Anyway 'Me Hearties' must dash as lots to do but will post more soon. x