We were delighted to receive so many great entries for our Spooky Scribbles Halloween Competition. After much deliberation, the following five submissions were the runners-up. Read on to find out more about each artist and see samples of their work…
Melly-Em is a Lincoln-based freelance illustrator. She has had commissions for companies such as Boutonniere Photography, The Ritz Cinema & Theatre and Le Petit Artiste, and has exhibited at The Mac Gallery’s Neither Here Nor There gallery. Melly-Em is also involved in this year’s Gallery of Mo project, as part of charity event Movember. She likes to specialise in greetings card design, editorial illustration and character design. Check out her work here: www.mellyemillustration.tumblr.com.
Fay Martin is a greeting card publisher and freelance illustrator based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Fay launched her card company with support from the Prince’s Trust in 2009, and now supplies many UK retailers, large and small. Fay also licenses her designs through agency Advocate Art, and this month is up for an industry award for one of her greeting card ranges. You can read more about Fay on her blog.
Melissa is a budding illustrator with a heap of passion. Nature is her main platform – it’s what she enjoys and is her main subject area. She is currently in her final year of a BA (Hons) Illustration degree at the University of Huddersfield, and her time there has been very inspiring. In Melissa’s spare time, she likes to read, do a spot of photography and explore wherever she can! View more of Melissa’s illustrations on her website.
Jess is a freelance graphic designer working from her lovely studio in the beautiful Cotswolds, designing award-winning children books and typographic canvasses. After a design degree at Bath Spa University, she spent seven years designing for Disney, Marks and Spencer and the infamous ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ company! In 2012, she took the leap into the full time freelance world, firstly through Design Jessica followed by the successful launch of First Impressions in April 2013. Visit Jessica’s blog to see more of her work.
Carly is an illustrator based in Sheffield (but originally from Cheshire). She actually studied Drama at university with a strong emphasis on stage design, but has always had a passion for art and illustration so it was quite natural for her to fall into this. She primarily started by drawing images inspired by fashion but now does a little bit of everything. Carly would describe her style as being very girly, cute, and whimsical and she loves to draw adorable looking ladies! She is currently working on producing a children’s book with some various stationary to accompany it and is looking forward to getting stuck into that. She would love you to visit her blog!