Thursday, 30 May 2013

Brave new World

This is the most recent thing i've been working on for an upcoming collaborated exhibition with the theme 'brave new world'. I wanted to look at the world in a new light taking a peek at the creatures who have their own exciting world in the sky to the creatures who are hidden deep in the depths of the sea. Having to work at an A3 size to keep everyone's work the same i decided i wanted to change my format and look at long pieces instead. I've been recently reading Kat Von D's new book "go big or go home' and i feel that the tattooist inspiration may have ventured into this piece through the type, line work and positioning of the imagery which i think, looking at them now would make some cool tattoo sleeves. On this piece i tried to challenge myself, always sucking at type even though i love the media i decided to give it another whirl and push my boundaries... so here it is.

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2013
Please do not use or copy this image without my permission

Monday, 20 May 2013

So I've been a little slack on the updates....eeek!

So I want to apologise for the lack of posts on here. I've done quite a few pieces since i last posted which i will show you all in this post and will hopefully try and keep up to date with my posts :) 
This Image was produced as a potential t-shirt design and brand logo. A collaboration of ideas with James (P.O.P.E). The P.O.P.E stands for Persistance Overthrows Power Everytime. 

At university i gained some amazingly talented friends, not only in the subject of illustration but in fashion, graphics and photography. This logo design was illustrated for my friend Holly Badger for her Custom collections. She has a love of badgers and spyrographs so we combined the two together to give her a signature look. Go check her work out on Holly Badger Custom Collections. I'm so happy to have such a talented friend :) 

This is another one of my burlesque performance illustrations for the beautiful talented Daisy Cutter Burlesque and Costume Designer. This is to illustrate her 'reluctant dominatrix' performance. Go check out her website on

So what to say about this last one. Well it started off with the lady on the left. Every month i attend an anti- drawing class called Dr Sketchy's. It's a fun drawing session with models and burlesque perfomances, prizes and quick poses. It was originally started in America and eventually found itself over in the UK. There is quite a few events round the country so please do look it up- if you're not of the faint hearted :) So whilst i was there one of the burlesque performers modelled a similar outfit and pose and i fell in love. Inspired i came back and re-drew my quick sketch, but it wasn't enough to bring the performance to life. The theme being the spirit world i carried on. Drawing the bridge, soon gave me the idea of the grim reaper and the boatman of the underworld. When the sketch was finished i decided my usual bright colours would not fit right in these cirmustances. So sticking the saturated colours and black and grey i focussed on the features. This has been a big challenge for me. Since finding my style, i have only worked on small pieces. This personal piece is the biggest piece i've done since. I'm happy i managed to finish it and to a standard that i'm pleased with :)

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Please do not use or copy any of these images without my permission

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Daisy Cutter's Miss Jupiter performance

An illustration to portray Daisy Cutter's "Miss Jupiter" performance

Copyright of Natasha Aldred and Daisy Cutter 2013
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Friday, 22 March 2013

Rap Battles

I illustrated this about a week ago to advertise a new event taking place in a few months in Huddersfield.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Friday, 8 February 2013

Cannibal Girl- Daisy Cutter's Performance

I keep forgetting to post these up. This image is an illustration of Daisy Cutter's 'Cannibal' Burlesque performance. This is performed to 'The house of 1000 corpses.'

Copyright of Natasha Aldred and Daisy Cutter 2013

Frankie Valentine

Inspired by the film Donnie Darko. This illustration is to go alongside the Freddy Valentine illustration as a valentines day set.

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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Freddy Valentine

With Valentines Day coming up, I wanted to see something different. Looking at old horror films, I started playing with the idea of sweet dreams, sleeping or lack of it, due to sexy rendezvous. This brought me to Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street. I switched the gender of the villain to a semi-clad woman and played with The Nightmare on Elm Street's lyrics

One two, Freddy's coming for you
Three Four, Lock your door
Five six, Grab a crucifix
Seven Eight, Stay up Late
Nine Ten, Freddy's back again

I chose "Seven, Eight" as the words can mean something completely different, rather flirty and very sexy. Expect a couple more of these on the way.

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2013

MoneyMaker Chav- Daisy Cutter

Illustrated in January for Gemma Haigh or Daisy Cutter, as you may know her better. Daisy Cutter is a burlesque dancer and model based in West Yorkshire. I was commissioned to illustrate this piece based on her Money Maker Chav performance. These images will be going on her website and on merchandise :) Expect to see some more illustrated perfromances.

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2013

Saturday, 19 January 2013

South Africa Big Five

Since putting on my exhibition at Czar Men's Hairdressing, i have gained quite a bit of interest in my illustration work. This piece above was commissioned by one of the lovely hairdressers at the parlour. Originally from South Africa, she was looking for an artwork to represent the Big Five animals of South Africa; the buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhino. The other requirements was the map of Africa- D.O.B and the quote 'Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them'. Not only is this piece intended for an artwork but may be used as a tattooed back piece.
This is my first completed illustration of 2013 and I'm excited to get cracking on some more :)

Copyright of Natasha Aldred 2013
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