Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lonely

Lonely by helencarter1001
Lonely, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Here is my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday...lonely.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Carry the Day

Carry the Day by helencarter1001
Carry the Day, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

I know I said I wasn't posting anymore but I'm away from my computer and wanted to post this to illustration Friday for this week :))

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

THAT'S ALL FOLKS!

Escape the city! by helencarter1001
Escape the city!, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

I'm in Florida on holiday at the moment and mulling over what to do with this blog. I feel probably it is not really working in the way I would like and so I have decided to work on a separate website which will take some time. Thanks if you have taken the time to look at my work and I hope you'll come and look atmy website when it's up. To those who have taken the time to look and comment.... A big sloppy kiss ;))

Grass spirit

Grass spirit by helencarter1001
Grass spirit, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

One last one ;)))

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lost

Lost by helencarter1001
Lost, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

I have just downloaded this really great font from http://www.youworkforthem.com/font/T3015/frontage called Frontage and decided to test it a little for my illustration Friday entry

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Doodlelove part 1

Doodlelove part 1 by helencarter1001
Doodlelove part 1, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

This is a story of love... doodle love... from start to the end. All done on my Ipad when I was at the hairdressers or watching television or waiting for something..... doodles pure and simple :)

doodlelove part 2

doodlelove part 2 by helencarter1001
doodlelove part 2, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

doodlelove part 3

doodlelove part 3 by helencarter1001
doodlelove part 3, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Facebook page

I have started a new Facebook page for all my illustration work and anything new. Please click the link and have a look... it's worth it ;)

WHERE IS IT?

where is it? by helencarter1001
where is it?, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

This is another another piece that I am going to print......I will be doing a series of three or four....watch this space :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

VICIOUS CIRCLE

VICIOUS CIRCLE by helencarter1001
VICIOUS CIRCLE, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

I'm doing some simple prints for sale. I have decided to look into opening an Etsy account.. I'll post details when I've sorted it out.

Don't be blue

Don't be blue by helencarter1001
Don't be blue, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

I keep plugging away... I don't know if I'm getting anywhere.... but I'm trying not to be blue :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

fish out of water

fish out of water by helencarter1001
fish out of water, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

THis is another entry for the Illustrati magazine... pesci fuori d'acqua.... I thought I'd try a different angle. the words are actually from quite a sad piece but i've taken them completely out of context..... artistic license, don't ya know!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Emperor

Untitled by helencarter1001
Untitled, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Based on a stamp I have with chinese characters.... unfortunately I have no idea what it means :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jump

Jump by helencarter1001
Jump, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

My entry for this weeks Illustration Friday

Saturday, April 28, 2012

In the garden

In the garden by helencarter1001
In the garden, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

D is for dragon

D is for dragon by helencarter1001
D is for dragon, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Camel

Camel by helencarter1001
Camel, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Ais for alligator

Ais for alligator by helencarter1001
Ais for alligator, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

three pages from Animal Alphabetics

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Heights

Heights by helencarter1001
Heights, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Just trying a different technique here with photoshop... I'm trying to emulate a screen printed image but unfortunately I'm having problems with the colour and can't quite understand why...so I have taken a screen shot of it instead :) For Illustration Friday and the theme is Heights

Monday, April 16, 2012

animal alphabetics

animal alphabetics by helencarter1001
animal alphabetics, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

This is the first page of a book I am doing... I have been promising myself for ages that I would get onto it and now I'm nearly finished!!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

THE UNPEOPLE

THE UNPEOPLE by helencarter1001
THE UNPEOPLE, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Monday, April 9, 2012

vocal

vocal by helencarter1001
vocal, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

THis weeks Illustration Friday is Vocal... still getting to grips with Illustrator and Photoshop

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Melancholy 2

Melancholy by helencarter1001
Melancholy, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

This was originally a sketch I did for Illustration Friday and I decided to use it as a template in Adobe Illustrator which I am currently learning. I also added a bit of texture with Photoshop... Not sure the finished result is any better but I am definitely learning a lot about Illustrator

Friday, March 30, 2012

Shoot and Arrow off my Head

I'm learning Illustrator... this is my first attempt... I was quite pleased how it came out :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Can I kick it?

Can I kick it? by helencarter1001
Can I kick it?, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Current obsession.... type!

Monday, March 12, 2012

YIELD

This is my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday... excuse me if I have repeated this post but I accidently deleted the it from Flickr and it automatically cancels it from the blog at the same time

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Yield

Yield by helencarter1001
Yield, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

this weeks entry into Illustartion Friday... I posted this again because I prefer this version... more vintage :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Death by Suffocation

Death by suffocation by helencarter1001
Death by suffocation, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

This is a nother illustration I did with inkpad and lettermpress. I'm getting very addicted to type at the moment!... i went today to the National Print museum in Dublin to see an exhibition on the alphabet and also to have a look at their printing presses etc... very interesting :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Alphabet

Alphabet by helencarter1001
Alphabet, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

the hipstamatic alphabet... all the letters were shot with various film and lens combination from the hipstamatic app for Iphone

Monday, March 5, 2012

Intention

Intention by helencarter1001
Intention, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

This is an illustration I have done for Illustration Friday to illustrate the word Intention... I used Inkpad and Lettermpress.. both for the Ipad... I am liking these apps :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I have been using a lot of new apps on my ipad recently... one I really like is called LetterMpress and Inkpad I really like them and hope to be a bit more adventurous with them when I can use them properly... Here is a photo I touched up with both apps and also another called Scratches

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PREPARE

PREPARE by helencarter1001
PREPARE, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

DREAMING

DREAMING by helencarter1001
DREAMING, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

I AM NOT A ROBOT

I AM NOT A ROBOT by helencarter1001
I AM NOT A ROBOT, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Monday, February 6, 2012

MelAncholY

MelAncholY by helencarter1001
MelAncholY, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Do YoU SeE?

Do YoU SeE? by helencarter1001
Do YoU SeE?, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fuck THis

Fuck THis by helencarter1001
Fuck THis, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

SEE THE VIDEO BELOW....

PREPARE

PREPARE by helencarter1001
PREPARE, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

SOMETHING I DID FOR ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

grounded

grounded by helencarter1001
grounded, a photo by helencarter1001 on Flickr.

This is my entry for Illustration Friday this week... The theme is 'Grounded'. I have used cardboard, markers, spraypaint and gouache