Collaboration with KenjiUK!

These are strange times at the moment, however the creative cogs here in house are constantly turning! Throughout Covid19 I am delighted to have kept busy with many product projects and commissions, thank you to everybody who contributed to keeping my small business afloat. 

Following this, I have some great news... During the month of December 2020 I will be selling my product in KenjiUK, Liverpool One in the 'Local Maker' section!  Kenji is a super quirky Japanese inspired store, with everything from plush, to stationary, to claw machines. How exciting! What do

You can see more information here about the store, I can't wait to see you there! 




Patreon Pin Club now live!

 Good evening you gorgeous people!

Finally after many months of planning I am delighted to share that my new monthly enamel pin club is live over on patreon!

For those close to me (or simply who follow my instagram stories), you will know that I am a rather serious pin collector with over 1000 in my personal collection. It's a bit of an obsession at this point. Creating pins is not 'just business' for me, but probably my biggest passion project to date. It's a dream come true!

I have themed my pin club around my best boy, Ham the Dragonpillar! Both myself and local trans writer @Creatoremagico are collaborating as Ham's Humans on this project:

'Ham and his humans are working hard to create something fun and magical to share with the world. So, have you ever met a Dragonpillar? That’s Ham! Half dragon, half caterpillar and roughly the size of a guinea pig. He's a magical little creature that exists just outside the corner of your eye. Exploring (and eating) are his favourite activities, but above all, Ham loves to make friends! 


Each month Ham explores and meets a new creature. Ham's humans translate his stories into a cute themed monthly parcel of goodies for you to collect. This includes a fully illustrated 'letter from Ham' and of course a pin! There will also be surprise patreon-exclusive extras each month.'

I am very excited to continue making community influenced, fun creatures into enamel pins each month. Please consider checking my Patreon out for full details!

www.patreon.com/cindacry 





Stall Announcment

Much has happened recently in the world of Cindacry Illustration. To name a few, I have started some larger projects which I am hoping to share with you very soon, as well as securing some new stall events!

I have also updated my gallery, please consider taking a look at the fresh portfolio work in there. This includes both a Dragon Orientated Children's Book Collaboration, and dedicated 'Ham the Dragonpillar' section!

I am very excited to share that I will be attending as an artist at both Liverpool Comicon, and MCM Birmingham 2020! This will be my first MCM event, so I am very excited to attend for the first time as a stallholder rather than a guest, or steward. Please find all details and dates below! 

I am doing a major stock refresh, with all merchandise being available at these events first. Anything left over will be available afterwards over on my Etsy!

See you there! I will update on my specific table numbers when I have them! 


Liverpool Comicon

6th - 8th March 2020

Birmingham MCM

21st - 22nd March 2020



Liverpool Echo features

Exciting update - I have two features of my artwork on the Liverpool Echo website. This includes an interview on one of the pages! Please consider having a look, I am so thrilled that my little painting is getting so much interest! The first link is the actual interview I has with one of the reporters, the second is a link to a Gallery of paintings glorifying the city, where my little painting was featured too!

Link to Liverpool Echo Interview
Link to Liverpool Echo Art Feature


Gypsy Queen Children's Book

I have recently had the pleasure of working on a children's book, titled 'The Gypsy Queen', which has just been published in California!

I have had such a fun time illustrating this family adventure book, the prompts were all so fun and imaginative, and the final print came out stunning! Special thanks to my friend at Disney, Megan, for reccomending me for the contract.

I have made a dedicated page within my gallery for this book, please click here to see more about the project including photos, and where you can get a copy! 

Bring on the next project!











Texan Collaboration - Crafty Cats

The past few months have had a lot of exciting opportunities present themselves, I'm very excited to start sharing some of them with you soon!

One of those opportunities was the chance to work with Texas based business Crafty Cats, which creates all kinds of bath soaps, balms, candles and more to fund animal rehabilitation! We have worked on a couple of collaborative projects, including this general illustration for the business for advertising. The image depicts the company owner and her inspiration, her cat, Demetria. 

The business owner, Mandi, also sent me some of their products all the way to the UK to test. Amazing! I'm so impressed with the quality of these items and they smell divine, I knew they had arrived before reading the delivery box because of the lovely smell. Please do go take a look at their work and save some furry lives whilst you're there! 

https://www.facebook.com/ShopCraftyCats/

I've been so thrilled to work with you, Crafty Cats. Thank you.
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Christmas Cards

This week I was posted a sample batch of Christmas cards using my designs, from my partnered charity - Whale and Dolphin Conversation (WDC). How exciting! These cards come in packs of 6, featuring 2 of my past illustrations with a Christmas twist.

If you're stuck for card ideas - consider getting these ones and support whale and dolphin conservation in the process! If you want a pack, find the links below:

White Christmas Cards (Beluga Whale)
Christmas Star Cards (Common Dolphin)






Liverpool Giants Spectacular - Street Performance Participation

This weekend I am assisting in the Liverpool Giants Spectacular, the largest street performance the city of Liverpool will have staged to date!

It is the last time the giants are performing anywhere in the world, and I am so privileged to be a part of it. I am a Benevol, walking with the ‘Big Giant’ every day. Friday in New Brighton, Saturday and Sunday in Liverpool. Please come and share this adventure with me and the giants!

The Giants are owned, and performed through the company Royal de Luxe.

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Update after the event

Below is a painting I produced using watercolour and pencils, which was gifted to the core production team (and indirectly to the company director, Jean-Luc Courcolt) during the event.

Events official documentation available at this link


Painted in watercolour, touched up with Faber-Castell coloured pencils
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The weekend itself was easily the best of my life. I cried, near constantly, with happy tears by the last day. I have made friends for life. I have walked alongside a 30 ft gentle giant, and been doused with a fire engine with him for his 'bath'.

On the last day, I was so incredibly lucky to be positioned in just the right place to walk alongside the Little Girl Giant in her final walk down the front. I cried the entire walk. When the Giants went to sleep forever, us Benevols all sat front row bawling out eyes out. It was a stunning weekend of performance art, and one the city will never forget. It brought millions into the cities economy.

This experience is something I will hold in my heart forever. I have had the absolute best time of my life. Life does not seem nearly as exciting being 6 ft tall again. Goodbye Giants. I love you so very much.

Picture Slideshow: 





4-7 October 2019
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Crafty Cats Collaboration - Earings

Hi All,

I'm very pleased to share I have been working in collaboration with American based small business Crafty Cats, to create cat themed earings to help raise money towards animal rehabilitation and rehoming!

The business creates all sorts of body and bath items themed around this black and white cat, and proceeds go towards rehoming and rehabilitating cats - a business with heart with the most lovely lady running the show!

Eaarings are available for preorder here on their facebook here: Shop Crafty Cats
My Etsy shop is available here: CindacryArt Shop



 
I'm always excited to collab with other businesses, so if you're interested get in touch!

Llangollen Comicon Table

Hi all,

little reminder that I am at Llangollen comicon tomorrow (Sunday 22nd) exhibiting and selling some of my art and stock! And as an added bonus - if you come and quote 'jellyfish' to me - you get a badge for free with any purchase!

It is at:

Llangollen Pavillion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Debingshire, LL20 8SW

Can't wait to see you there!

- Beth



Children's Book Project: The Gypsy Queen

Hi all,

Those of you who follow me on my other social media like instagram already know this, but over the past few weeks I have been working intensely on a new project. This project is a children's book being published over in America entitled 'The Gypsy Queen/La Reina Gitana'. How exciting!

The book is a dual english and spanish book following the adventure holiday of a family (and their dog) across 6 of the USA's West coast states. They have a family van, and a caravan (The Gypsy Queen) which becomes an integral character in it's own right, and very much part of the family.

I'm very excited to be on this contract, though can't share too much at the moment. I am however permitted to share a couple of Works in Progress, see below!

There are some more announcements to come soon unrelated to this project - so keep your ears tuned and your eyes peeled!





Bonnie is my favourite character 

 - Beth



Stall Announcement: Llangollen Comicon

Hi all

Another table date confirmed - I will be exhibiting at Llangollen comicon! Details are below:

July 22nd | 10am-5pm
Llangollen Pavillion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbigshire, LL20 8SW

Can’t wait to see you all there! 

-Beth 

Childrens Book: Wanda the Wonderful Witch (Front/Back/Spine Cover)

Hi all,



Here is my final front/back/spine cover for Wanda, interested to hear what you think! All pages relevant to this project work to a 5x7" double page format with bleed. You can see all artwork relevant to this project on my dedicated Wanda page, here!



Children's Book: Wanda the Wonderful Witch (Final Pages)

Hi All,

Here are my final double page spreads illustrating part of the story of 'Wanda the Wonderful Witch', an independent story in collaboration with local writer Saku Smith. The full text I am making unavailable online, as it is not my property to post. However you can see samples of some of the snippets below within the illustration text!

You can see the full documentation of this series on my dedicated Wanda page, here!




 
Contact Email : Cindacry@Gmail.com