This took me two weeks to draw when I was in Cornwall in 2004. I chose each detail very carefully. This picture was a rare one as I don't tend to do this much on the page.
Here's my pixie/ sprite punk girl, inspired after I watched Shrooms, hence the black caped mushrooms
I think I painted this when I was really into LARP
One of my favourite and not finished drawings. Thanks to the book of How to Draw Fairies.
My first time with acrylic paints and I loved every minute of this, especially getting that effect with the paint
Summer 2007. Probably one of the best summers for a while. This is where I really started to get back into my writing and realised, why am I not writing like I used to. I must do something about this...and so I did.
Inspired from The Dark Crystal. Love the costumes so much in that film, I wasn't meant to make her look like she'd just come out of a lake dripping wet, but there we are, that's art for you. Never know where it's going to take you.
Inspired from Vampire Roleplay with Dan Shapter and Richie Adams.
The practice dragon from the fairy land picture at the top. He's so cute!
Drew this in the first few weeks that I met Emil. He was teaching me shades and texture, so I tried it with the waves
Drew this when I was fourteen, when I was travelling with my dad and sister around Italy
This is my latest painting. Trying out fine pen with paints. I sent this to my Best Friend Jenny for her birthday.
Love love love this one. It really reminds me of my friend Missy
Since May 2011 I joined the Taunton and Exeter roller derby team. It was then called SXDG, but I joined at a turning point, a point where our team uped their game and challenged themselves to become more. I am honoured that I was there to see SXDG become the South West Angels of Terror (SWAT)
Why did I start a sport like Roller Derby? Probably because I'm mad. I knew the risks of the game from friends who were already skating on the track, but I still gave it a go. My first time on skates, I was, well, this explains it: My husband couldn't get me away from the lamppost. I was holding on to it tight, it really was that bad. Emil told me that if I din't let go and pick my confidence up after a fall, then what was the point? 'It's not like it's going to hurt much,' he said, 'you've got knee, hand, elbow pads and a helmet on to protect yourself, man up!'
And man up I did. I thank him so much for this.
Derby reawakened when the film Whip It came out in 2009 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172233/. But I watched it, and even though I thought it was a cool film and an awesome sport, it didn't make me want to play. Probably because I associated derby as an American sport and there was no way that they had anything like that in the UK. But when I found one in Taunton (Thanks Cora!). I couldn't believe it. A roller derby team in my own town! Yeah, I was scared to go for the Fresh Meat session, and yeah, I might have backed away a little, but it was this music video that made me take that step: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE-dwpWpscU And although there isn't anything derby related whatsoever in it, apart from quad roller skates, I wanted to do everything on this video.
So I went to my first derby class. I look back on it now and cringe at what I wore, fishnets, pink and black skirt, pink top...the colours were pink and black okay, don't judge me! So I got my £30.00 skates on that were awful! (word of advice: if you ever start roller derby and you like it, get a pair of decent skates quickly, there's nothing worse than having to learn on bad skates like I did. As soon as I got new ones, I improved so much) So there was me, nervous as anything, watching these amazing girls on skates, thinking, How the hell am I going to do that? neh eh, no way! then I hear a voice saying 'Hey dude!' Like we've known each other for years. And that's how I met Lucy Nicholls. She was a lil newbie like me. She started telling me how she was too old for this (she looked twenty-one and I'm not telling you her actual age) we were in the same boat, we all were. So my journey of bruises and concussion began (I think there is camera footage from a certain ref, of all us Taunton newbie skaters falling on our bums a lot, naming no one in particulay Alex Mckenna (TeeHee) )
Then I got to know everyone else, and they were amazing! I finally passed my 25 in 5 (Twenty-five laps in five minutes) and earned a small legacy of my own - 3 laps in a row. Even though I still didn't pass, I gave it a good go and achieved 3, 24 and a half laps. I was keen, okay.
So now I'm a derby girl.
Roller Derby has been such an amazing thing in my life. I've lost weight doing it and my fitness is so much better than it used to be.
Who am I?
I'm Split Second 87
This is kinda now my new image, Split Second Steampunk Roller Gal ^^
I had been growing my hair since I was 19, that's six years! We cut off 18inch of hair. Then I sent it to the Hair Harvest company http://www.hairharvest.co.uk/ to be made into a wig. The length and the amount I gave them (I have very thick hair) can range between £50 - 150. I will get a quote in two weeks time and they will send me a cheque for the amount they are willing to give me. This will all go towards my sister's charity: http://www.respiteandrecovery.co.uk/index.html We have already raised £150! I cannot wait to see how much we raise for this. To do something for charity has made me feel amazing. Knowing that I would make others happy was worth every snip snip snip.