Pili Trumble

This is Pili Trumble, a self-confessed ‘clean-freak’ who, when not writing and studying, enjoys snowboarding and teaching children how to sail. She was born in Barcelona, wants to visit South America, and splits her time between three of the most exciting cities in Europe. Jealous, us…?

Tell us a bit about yourself…
My name is Pilar Isobella Trumble a.k.a. Pili. I split my time at the moment between Belfast, Amsterdam and London. I’m studying History and Politics and am pursuing a career in writing. I have an unhealthy obsession with pandas and notebooks and can often be found drinking Cosmos with the girls or cheering on my favourite rugby team the Leicester Tigers.

What are your inspirations?
I am inspired 100% by my mum as she has endless supplies of ideas, support and cups of tea. More generally I am inspired by the people and situations around me. It can be on any topic just as long as it gets me thinking or invokes an emotion then its a winner.

What’s your favourite piece of work you produced?
I am very proud of my piece that won me the writer’s competition and was subsequently published in the International Student’s Network magazine The Insiders, whilst I was studying in Amsterdam. It was my first proper attempt at writing and I got such great feedback from it that it encouraged me to pursue my love of writing.

Whose your favourite ‘creative’ in your chosen field?
My favourite journalist is John Sergeant. I have such a soft spot for him. I also admire his professional ability and his way with words. I even met him once and he laughed at my jokes – definitely a highlight of my life!

Check out Pili’s online CV, visit her blog, Pilitics, and follow her on Twitter, @pilipilipili.

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Kim Jenkins

Meet Kim Jenkins, a.k.a. ‘The Sketchbook Artist’. 21-year-old Kim says that despite being a tad clumsy (‘I’m constantly falling over, bumping into things and burning myself whilst cooking!’) she has a delicate touch when it comes to drawing, producing many of her best bits of work at the rather dedicated hour of 3 in the morning…

Tell us a bit about yourself…
By day I am a mum to a 10-month-old baby boy (Jack) and a loving girlfriend to m boyfriend Will, and by night I am a freelance artist. I created my business The Sketchbook Artist at the beginning of last year, creating custom pencil portraits and handmade sketchbooks. I have studied Art & Design at different levels, I studied A Levels Graphics + Textiles, and then went on to study Art and Design at the level of a foundation degree. I did take this further and started studying Graphic Design at Degree level but it was not for me and I found out I was soon to become a mum. Leaving university gave me the push I needed to start my own business and to pursue my dreams and finally make them a reality.

What are your inspirations?
I find inspiration in anything and everything! Sometimes you have to look that little bit harder to see it but it’s always there. My son is my greatest achievement so far (who could have thought I could create something so adorable?) and so he is a great inspiration but also a great distraction. I find music is a must whilst drawing so I guess that is an inspiration too. My main inspiration though is the working artists and designers around me. They offer great support, advice and just someone to have a natter with. It also shows me that it is possible to make a success at this career and just like everything else it takes practice and a lot of hard work.

What’s your favourite piece of work you produced?
That’s a hard one! I have two favourites; a portrait of my son and also my first drawing, titled Pearls of Beauty. The one of my son is because it has such a likeness to him that I cant help but love it. The piece Pearls of Beauty will always have a special place in my heart though as it’s the reason I started my business. One day I just had the urge to draw something and so Pearls of Beauty was created, but it was just a hobby of mine, not a job. A few people saw this drawing and said that I should start up a business with my drawing, and I had such a great response from this one drawing that it gave me the confidence boost I needed to create ‘The Sketchbook Artist’.

Whose your favourite ‘creative’ in your chosen field?
I would have to say a classic and go with Da Vinci, mainly because of the technical side to his work. A huge part of drawing portraits is proportions, if you get the proportions wrong then it won’t look like who you are trying to draw. Yes, it would look like a person but not the person you were attempting to draw. This I struggled with at my early stages of drawing portraits, I would constantly be trying to draw people, but they would never be recognizable as that person. Once I had learnt how to draw with proportion in mind then that’s when my work really started to get noticed, for any artists struggling with this, I suggest life drawing classes. They have changed my technical drawing forever and for the better!

Have a look at Kim’s Sketchbook Artist website, read her blog here and visit her online shop. Also Tweet her: @SketchbookArt

All images © Kim Jenkins.

Cherry Pullinger

Cherry Pullinger? Isn’t that the name of a James Bond heroine or something?

Well, possibly, but in this case Cherry is a journo-in-the-making, who, when not job-hunting, is scribbling articles and indulging her passion for music.

Tell us a little about yourself…

I recently graduated from Southampton Solent University with a 2:1 degree in Magazine Journalism. I am currently trying to work my way into the Journalism industry and gain as much experience as I can. In my spare time, when I’m not job hunting, I write for a number of publications including fashion websites Styleclone.com and The-fashion-buzz.com as well as running my own alternative music review website, AmpedReviews.net.

What are your inspirations?

My inspirations come from music, magazines and books mainly.

What’s your favourite piece of work you produced?

Back in 2006 I created AmpedReviews.net and this has got to be the best thing I’ve done to date. I do it because I love music and writing and this is the perfect platform to put the two together. I have discovered many new bands from reviewing music and gigs, I love getting free music to review as well as free gig tickets and I’ve interviewed some of my favourite bands, including Funeral For A Friend and Lost Prophets.

Whose your favourite ‘creative’ in your chosen field?

Back when I was in University, I attended a guest speaker lecture and that person was Ian Winwood who is a journalist at Kerrang! magazine. He has interviewed some of the biggest bands in the world and gets to travel all over the place. I really enjoy reading his work and he basically has my dream job!

Have a look at AmpedReviews, StyleClone and TheFashionBuzz. Read Cherry’s blog and follow her @CherryP13. Also check out her LinkedIn page.

Avril Kelly

Bonjour, Avril Kelly! Dublin-based illustrator Avril has been drawing since she could hold a pencil, and loves reading, visiting museums, having picnics in the park and drinking tea. Oh, and she’s ‘a little bit quirky’. Read on to find out more…

Tell us a little about yourself…
I am an illustrator based in Dublin and moving to UK very shortly. I’ve just finished a four year graphic design course where I discovered my love for illustration. I have a particular soft spot for combining different elements like collage, textures and patterns together.

What are your inspirations?

I take inspiration from the people around me , the places I’ve visited and the things that interest me such as books, music, old records, vintage postcards, nature and anything else wonderful you can think of.

What’s your favourite piece of work you’ve produced?
I think my favourite piece would have to be a book I designed called ‘A Selection of Lear’s Quirkiest Limericks’. It was my final year project so I decided to design and illustrate something fun and amusing. I chose some of my favourite limericks by Edward Lear. They were first illustrated in the 19th century and was customary at that time for limericks to be accompanied by an absurd black and white illustration so I reckon it was time for an updated colourful version. I illustrated my limericks using lots of colour, pattern and collage to create a more fun, contemporary look and this has been my favourite overall project so far.

Who’s your favourite ‘creative’ in your chosen field?

Liselotte Watkins was one of the first illustrators I researched in college and I really liked her portraits that were really graphic and beautiful. She also uses a lot of pattern which I like using myself so her work really appealed to me. Lauren Child’s childrens’ books are really something amazing and Beatrix Potter is an illustrator I’ve loved since I was young. So hard to choose just one, there are so many wonderful creatives out there that are so inspiring to me.

Visit Avril’s website, have a look at her blog and Tweet her @A4Avril

All images © Avril Kelly.

Dee Andrews

Dee Andrews

This is Dee Andrews. Also in the picture is her pet rabbit, Luna, who sits faithfully by Dee’s side whilst she draws.

When she’s not drawing, Dee enjoys jigsaw puzzles, driving around in her Mini and (of course) the odd bit of shopping. Well don’t we all…

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a student at the London College of Fashion, studying Fashion Illustration.  I have previously studied Fine Art.  I always loved drawing people, and as I got older, I became more interested in drawing what people wore –  I used to cover pieces of paper in drawings of women in dresses.  When I realised I could make a career out of this, I knew it was exactly my kind of job.

What are your inspirations?

My inspirations come from the world around me, If I see somebody wearing a really fantastic outfit, or an amazing collection from a designer, I’ll want to illustrate it! I also read a lot of magazines and very recently, I have been using Twitter a lot.  You can find so many incredible illustrators on there, and even though you’ve never met them, you can look at their work, and find so many ideas.

What’s your favourite piece of work you’ve produced?

My favourite pieces of work at the moment are my series of legs.  I am a bit obsessed with legs, I think it’s wishing for long legs that does it!  I love to just get the shape of them in one unbroken line.  I also have a strange thing about socks!  Though I’m sure next week, I’ll have a new favourite piece!

Who’s your favourite ‘creative’ in your chosen field?

I am an enormous fan of David Downton, he is the master of Fashion Illustration, and I was lucky enough to attend a talk he did at my university – I got to hear how he started out in his career – it was really helpful.

To see more of Dee’s work, visit her website, read her blog or Tweet her @DeeAndrews

All images © Dee Andrews.

Emma Block

Emma Block

Meet Emma Block, a 20-something artist with a tendency to create the kind of work that most of us can only dream of.

And she’s more than just a pretty paintbrush – Miss Block blogs, Tweets and has illustrated for a variety of magazines, including Time Out.

As the first of our Young Creatives, Emma – who has been drawing for as long as she can remember – gives us an insight into her world.

Tell us a little about yourself…

I am an illustrator and student in my final year, living in London. I like art galleries, charity shops, tea and very sharp pencils. I create my work with a mixture of drawing, collage and painting.

What are your inspirations?

My work is inspired by the people I meet in my everyday life, old photos, vintage clothes, reading, travel and 1930s jazz.

What’s your favourite piece of work that you’ve produced?

I think my favourite piece that I have produced is Punting on the Camb, which was inspired by a trip to Cambridge last June. Everything was so beautiful and green and peaceful, and I sketched the ducks and the woman on the punt there. I created the piece with a mixture of paper, ink, paint and pencil when I got home, trying to capture this lovely moment.

Follow Emma on Twitter @emmablock, visit her website www.emmablock.co.uk and read her blog here.

All images © Emma Block. To view images in clearer detail, click on them.

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