Body Image

Could it be a zine update?

11 April, 2010

Could it be... some zine doodles?

You may have noticed that I’ve been super busy and maybe a little bit patchy with the blogging recently but I’m trying not to beat myself up over it. It’s just that things have to give way when stuff is happening, and I have to recognise that I’m not Super Awesome At Being Everything To Everyone Girl. One of the things that I had to put on hiatus was drawing for the zine, but this afternoon I wasn’t feeling very good so I went to bed with my sketchbook.

Ugly/ beautiful blurs together

The volume of statements people have contributed is huge and big and overwhelming so I’ve been trying to think of ways I can cut down on the number of pages and the amount of time it’ll take me to illustrate everything. I’m not really sure what the word for it is, but I experienced a moment of [insert that word there] when I read Mel Stringer‘s Telephone & Me zine. (Side note: you should buy one, I felt so emotional reading it!) Mel’s compiled illustrations she’s done which kind of read like diary entries. The sketchy/ doodly approach really appealed to me so I thought I’d stop being such a perfectionist and do some of the statements as quick sketches. So I did that and I’m very happy with them! These snaps are just a couple of my favourites.

You Might Also Like

  • Tee

    Yay it looks like it's going to be really cool. I always get Mel Stringer's zines, she's my fave artists in the entire world, I find her so inspiring. I like the affect she's had on your drawing style, I really dig simplicity and quick doodles.

  • bri_fatlotofgood

    How much do I covet a personalised body drawing pointing out all my characteristics! On a t shirt even!

  • bri_fatlotofgood

    Maybe you could do a series of zines rather than put them all in the one issue? Actually, I sense a coffee table book… I know a small press that might be interested in that too…

  • You have a great drawing style – reminds me of stuff in a lot of biographical graphic novels (oo something to think about!)

    OH! And I am having a giveaway with alight.com on my blog – you should enter! :)

  • you darling!!!
    cant wait to see your zine!!!