Tuesday, 24 December 2013


 Hope you all have a glorious day and Santa brings you everything you asked for.
I just wanted to say thank-you for all your lovely comments and support for my blog over the past few months and I shall see you all very shortly.
Goodnight and God bless

Monday, 23 December 2013


Hello there,

As I usually do on a lazy Sunday afternoon I was spending time catching up on the many blogs I follow drinking a big mug of hot chocolate yum. The blog I was so enthralled in happened to belong to a girl named Holl JC and her blog is http://holljc.blogspot.co.uk/ which I would recommend to

 any body who enjoys reading beautiful blogs with equally as beautiful posts. Must admit she is one of my favourite bloggers. I was catching up on all the posts I had missed due to my busy schedule of Uni work, when one in particular caught my eye and within that post there was one particular photograph that caught my eye that I just had to draw ( Here's the post that caught my eye http://holljc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-tenth-day-of-christmas.html#comment-form). Its been a rather embarrassingly long time since I've drawn one of my 'girl drawings' and I was inspired by Holl's photograph that I just had to do it and here it is.

 Hope you like it


Sunday, 22 December 2013



It's currently 1:43am on the 22nd of December and I can't sleep and as a result of not being able to sleep I draw. Which all in all has resulted in this little drawing of a ballerina.


Friday, 13 December 2013



Do any of you even remember me? Probably not because it's been an age since I last posted on this blog I just wanted to write a little sorry for the lack of posts. But today I'm not at uni and today I will be very productive and write as many posts as I can, I promise I pinky internet promise (yes this is a thing because I just made it a thing).

 I drew a Hare.


Thursday, 28 November 2013


Because penguins are cool...

Friday, 22 November 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013



Its dawned upon me that you don't know a lot about me the only thing you do know is my name and that I like to draw. Its not a lot to go on. I've seen this tag/post floating about recently and thought it would be a great chance for you all to get to know me a little better.

1.My full name is Jessica Kate Mary Donnelly (my parents clearly got greedy with middle names)

2.I discovered peanut butter on toast at the start of the summer and been addicted ever since

3.I did Karate for  5 years, so you better watch it 

4. When I was little I used to eat the bubbles in the bath.

5.As soon as I get in from uni I put pyjama bottoms on and a big oversized jumper 

6. I did drama in secondary school. I played the frog in Alice in Wonderland but the costume shop and already handed it out, so I had to wear the green telly-tubby costume underneath an old fashioned navy suit...fun.

7. I absolutely love old westerns/ war films/ black and white films - oldies are the best.

Arsenic and Old Lace is my Favourite 

8.My favourite time of the year is Christmas. 

9. I have amazing friends just saying.

10.I have a younger brother he's 19 he's called Matthew James Hilton Donnelly (told you my parents are greedy with names).

11. I love history, especially my own family history.

12.I know a lot about the Titanic and I mean a lot.

13.I was going to be called Charlotte.

14. If I'm in serious drawing mode I will listen to Disney Songs because for some reason it really helps....Weird.

15. I write little poetic paragraphs, I might share some with you one day.

16. I have no piercings or tattoos.

17. I have a really close knit family.

18. I'm shy when you first know me and then I'm weird.

19. I love to laugh and make other people laugh.

20. When I got my GCSE results I was more devastated at the fact I got a B in art than the fact I got a D in maths ( I resat and got a B).

21. I do a lot of Fell walking (walking up mountains in the lakes and Scotland) 

Photographs I took last time I was in Scotland 

22. I've never been abroad and that includes Ireland.

23. I HATE it when people touch my wrists it freaks me out.

24.I speak fluent sarcasm

25.  I would love to one day work for Dreamworks or Pixar designing new characters or sets, to be honest I think I would be happy getting coffee.

Hope you liked this slightly more personal blog post and now know a little more about me and hopefully don't think I'm too weird. 


Monday, 4 November 2013



One of my very first posts on my blog was a series of illustrations I did for the classic book Alice and Wonderland and today I did a few other little illustrations of woodland creatures in the same style and here they are...

Hope you like them

Friday, 25 October 2013


Hello lovely people!!

I'm afraid I've been a pretty bad blogger recently (yeah sorry about that) but there is a very good explanation...UNI. My goodness its a lot of work. I feel like I haven't had a moment to breath let alone do anything else. But do not fear I am off next week as its 'reading week' which is just a fancy way to say half term and I will be blogging every second I get. 

I'm actually at uni this morning and I had a few moments to spare so I started playing around in photoshop and this was the outcome. Since it is Halloween soon I want to do a spooky girl drawing, so this was all in the name of inspiration.

Also  I wanted to say Thank-you to everyone who has followed on GFC or Bloglovin and all your lovely, kind and amazing comments, I really didn`t suspect I would get such a response so Thank you very much.

I know it's not much but I hope you like my mini creations.

Also when I come to start my "Halloween girl" what sort of character would you like to see? For example witch, vampire, zombie ect


Friday, 4 October 2013



I finally finished!!!
I am incredibly happy to finally share this peice of work with you all. I was planning on waiting until tomorrow to share this post with you but I just couldn't wait that long. I've spent many hours on this peice, I'm not entirely sure how many, but I do know that my hand is hurting...slightly. However I am already planning my next peice, I think I am going to turn this peice into a series. But I won't reveal quite yet what that series will be, all I will say for now is she is based on someone, just think
Hair = Black     Lips = Red    Skin = White 
Can you guess?
(Naming her would give it away, thats why she will remain nameless for now)
Thought I'd better give her a name 

I've already had a few friends asking for the peice, but I'm not ready to part with her just yet. Although I do want to make some prints, anybody know how I can do this?

Hope you like the piece 


Wednesday, 25 September 2013



 I have been tagged by Nadja at http://myvintagephotography.blogspot.co.uk/ for the Liebster Award. I didn't think I would ever be tagged in anything like this so thank-you Nadja and I suppose I should get started with the questions.

The rules of this tag are:
1.The tagged/nominated blogs have to have under 200 followers
2.Tag the blog that nominated you
3.Tell the people you tag so they can respond

1.Why did you start a blog?

I have been reading blogs for a while now mainly beauty and fashion, then I realised there was a whole community of illustartion/artists blogs. I then thought what the hell might as well give this a go. 

2.What is your faviourite clothing store?

Charity shops, does that count? I do enjoy a good rummage and a bargain.

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully I will have moved out into my own house. I would love to see myself sitting in either Pixar or Dreamwork Studies bringing characters to life or working and designing sets on films/theatres. But also selling my artwork and illustarting books on the side. Ooo and married to Ben Barnes - this will become clear in a few moments. 

4.What is your favourite thing to do?

Anything creative and crafty

5.What is your favourite food?

Peanut butter on toast, YUM 

6.Do you have a celebrity crush,if so who is it?

Two words BEN BARNES. There is no need to say more 

7.Do you have a favourite movie?

Dead Poets Society. If you haven't seen it you need to see it, its a fantastic film sad but fantasic. 
Go watch it now!

8.Are you looking forward to Christmas?

Yeah defintely who doesn't look forward to Christmas. 

9. Do you rather wear lipstick or lipgloss?

I usually wear lip balm but if my life depended on making a descision between the two I would have to say lipgloss.

10. Make-up or Clothes? What would you choose?

Clothes definelty clothes. I love clothes. Clothes are great.

I tag:
and anybody else who wants to do the tag, leave the link to your post in the comments.

My questions for you are:
1.What inspired you to start a blog?
2.If you could go back to any era for a day which time era would you go to?
3.Cats or Dogs?
4.What is your must have clothing item for Autumn?
5.What is your favourite book?
6.What is your dream job?
7. Is there anything you do that other people find weird?
8.If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
9.Must have make-up item?
10. Favourite quote?

Monday, 16 September 2013



At this very moment I'm working on an illustration/drawing, so I thought I would do a little post and share it with all you lovely people. 

That's it, a very little post indeed


Friday, 13 September 2013


*Sigh* Where to begin? So I haven't posted anything in a while, and there is a very good reason for that in fact there are many. To cut a very long and frustrating story short, the course I had applied to do at university has been cancelled because you need a minmum of 10 students to do the course we have 8, despite telling my art lecturer (the guy who is running the course) he only needed a minimum of 7. I will spare you the details because its complicated and frustrating (unless you would like to hear them, let me know). It was all basically about Bums on seats and the bloody goverment. (surprise surprise)

But things seemed to have turned around and I am now doing a course that is very similar to the one I would've been doing and I will finish at the same point as I would've, doing the other course (does that make sense, read it aloud that will help). The only very annoying thing is I found all this out on Wednesday so the 11th of September and when was the course suppose to start, oh yeah the 16th 

The new course doesn't start until either the 1st or 8th of October, but I'm at that point that I want to go back. So, no doubt my blog will be getting a lot of attention. I have lots of posts planned and a couple of DIYs in the works.

What I found strange about this whole thing is when I first heard about it all, I felt incredaibly defeated and disheartened (few other things have contributed to this feeling) but all of a sudden I've have got this new energy a new a lease on life in a sense. I feel strong, I feel like
 "You know what this is what I want to do, you put up walls I'll knock them down."

I feel inspired.

And as I felt inspired I did this little doodle/sketch

I was just going to keep this blog just for my artwork, so let me know if you liked this 'lifestyle' post.

Friday, 16 August 2013


Oops, it happened again. Another day I've spent drawing, I just don't know what happens. Recently I've been really inspired to draw in different styles and this particular style seems to have me hooked. Whilst I'm writing this I'm already planning the next piece. I think I may have a slight problem.

Medium: Fineliner, Coloured Pencils and coloured fineliners.
Time: 7hours maybe more.
Size: A2 piece of cartridge paper


Thursday, 15 August 2013



Portraits are my favourite thing to draw, I can spend days on a single portrait  rendering it to perfection. But recently I've been trying to draw a little more stylised (as when I usually draw portraits, I try and draw them incredibly realistic) and linear. I had planned on doing it all in black and white but decided to go with splashes of colour instead.  However I am not to happy with the hand behind the hat, I'm not sure whether it actually looks like a hand or not, my dad suggested I turn it into a ribbon flowing from the hat. 

What do you think?
 Should I change it or just leave it as is?

Medium: Fineliner, Coloured Pencils and coloured pens
Time: 3hours ish


Wednesday, 7 August 2013


3 months ago I finished my foundation diploma in art and design. For my dissertation I decided to look at Alice in Wonderland and talk about why it is one of the most illustrated books of all time. As part of my dissertation I decided to do my own version of some of the characters. I wanted to really capture the madness of Wonderland. Hope you like them.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Welcome to my new blog. Just thought I'd say hello.
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