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Friday, 2 September 2011

3 new images awaiting release 15% off Zazzle store and I'M AN AUNTY

Having struggled along with my new computer which locks up randomly several times a day I am quite pleased to be able to show you three new pinups that I have finished in the last week or so. Due to be released at any day now 
We have Donovan ......

His girl, Avangalene

And a Goddess who has been sat in my WIP folder for a year from when I was originally trying to break into the genre and experimenting with styles. Fortuna

I have also opened a Zazzle store. So far only Nyx and Aphrodite are featured but I am working my way through the others whenever I get a chance. But if you would like any particular product or image that is not there already please let me know I will happily create a personal product for you.

Make personalized gifts at Zazzle.

And they are having a 15% off TShirts, Tank tops, Mugs and all sorts of stuff for the next few days. I don't have time to make all the products that are on sale so just tell me what you need and I promise to have it done before the sales ends :)

And the UK store are giving 50% off express delivery

Create a personalized gift at Zazzle.

And last but not least I AM AN AUNTY!!! My big brother and his wife had baby Evie last week. She is soooo beautiful. Love to Mark and Becci and Evie XXXXXXXXXXXX


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

New blog design and explanation for my absence

First, please take a moment to appreciate my beautiful new blog design created by the wonderful Cassandra Moisser AKA Abstract. Go show her some love
and she has now joined us at PTE go check out her amazing kits

Secondly an explanation for my extended absence.......

As many of you know we went on holiday to glorious Costa Brava in Spain for two on 1st of July....and had a truly wonderful time. We drove down there from Yorkshire and stopped over at a campsite in France for one night, which with 4 kids was a proper adventure :D. On the way home we spent 2 days travelling through France and had another 2 nights camping. I have lots of photos which you will see soon if you are following me on Facebook :)

Then after being home a week my husband had some trouble at work and after 10 years of never having a days sick was signed off by the doctor for over 3 weeks. I won't go into details but he needed a lot of support and with the kids off school too I have been unable to do any work at all.  I am not used to going for extended periods without drawing and most artists will tell you its like having their right arm chopped off or like losing the ability to speak. Very frustrating

Thankfully hubby went back to work on Monday and has been considerably better for the last week or so. It is hard to express how amazing it is to see him back to his old self.  My husband is my lynch pin and inspires everything that I do. To just have a taster of what it would be like to not have his strength in my life makes me very thankful for what I have......not to mention relieved that he is now returning to normality :)  I love him very very much :)

So I am back to drawing again and am working on something very exciting right now!!!! EEEP!! :) I can't wait to show you. 

I also have a new computer now which is better able to cope with Photoshop and the super sized files that I work with.  My poor old laptop will be glad of the rest....the old girl was starting to feel the strain, bless her. So my work rate should improve vastly now that I don't have to wait 20 mins for PS to start every morning :)

I am sorry to you all for not being around much recently I hope you can all forgive me ;) 

Faye AKA Bezfaery

Monday, 25 July 2011

Latest artwork

This is the Elijah tube that is available at PTE here Isn't he just yummy. I had some real fun drawing him ;) 
Then I did Mr America for the 4th of July 

This next image I am especially proud of. She is a gift tube for Sarah Fiack who asked me to create something to help her raise awareness about Vitiligo, a condition that causes skin to lose pigmentation resulting in white patches often around the eyes or fingers. 

I wanted to show that such flaws are beautiful in their own way. I hope my work gets this message across. 

And when I saw this tag that Sarah created using her I was even more proud. She just took what I created and made it shine

I think that I may do a post soon including some of the tags people have made from my work as it never ceases to amaze me what an incredible job those taggers can do with my making it more beautiful than I imagined it could ever look. So if you have any or know of any that I have not seen already please let me know. 

Take care you guys 


Okay so I appear to have neglected this place recently so it is my mission to get everything up to date over the next week or so.

I have been off the radar for the last few weeks due to a fortnights holiday in Spain (which was glorious) at the beginning of the month then typically going down with man flu as soon as I got home plus a bit of upheaval in my family life. I seem to have got over the worst of it now but as a result I have barely touched my art supplies for a few weeks. 

However a lot has happened since I was last here and I have a few new pieces of work to upload. Plus some exciting news!! But that can all wait for another post
Thankfully I have now officially left my day job and will hopefully have more time to draw for the next 6 weeks until I start on my degree in September. Although a lot depends on the kids as they are now on their Summer holidays.

I will be right back with those uploads of my most recent work and back later with my news :)
Sunday, 12 June 2011

Work in progress

I am working on 2 images at the moment my newest guy, a hot rock god type......and this, which is a gift for a friend who suffers with Vitiligo (a condition which results in areas of skin that lose their pigmentation) and asked for a tube to raise awareness of this condition

This is the value sketch I am about 50% through the colouring process right now so shouldn''t take too much longer. I also have a couple of surprises which I hope will really get the message across :)

Hope you like it so far Sarah


Friday, 3 June 2011

Been busy, busy, busy....and poorly :(

It's 11 pm so I'll keep this brief. 

I have completed two new pieces since I last came on here.....and look at how beautiful my new clothes are.

Thanks so much to sexy amazing friend and demon blog designer Dark Angel. Feel free to stalk her

Be nice to her though or I'll whoop ya ass. LOL

Please meet Eos, Goddess of Dawn, Nyx's opposite.

And Apollo, God of ......hotness....LOL. Due to illness I didn't get round to researching this one very thoroughly but who cares anyway really....just look at him and tell me you care what he may be God of....

Well Eos is already available at

And those wonderful people have also started doing prints so you can get her on 8 x 10 aswell. 

Apollo is coming soon....phnar phnar 
Bedtime for me now 
Sleep tight all 

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

YAY!! My work is now available as PSP tubes at PSP Tubes Emporium :)

As of yesterday these 5 images are available as PSP tubes at  in the New Releases section
Any taggers out there that use my images, please please please let me see the tags I cannot wait to get my first one. (fingers crossed that someone uses them)

Any feedback on what kind of girls you would like to see would be brilliant too
Monday, 18 April 2011

Aphrodite coloured

Friday, 15 April 2011

Happy bunny

Well it has been a while since I had a chance to update here and such a lot has happened I don't really know where to start.

Firstly I got my award notice from StudentFinance and am very pleased to say that I will get enough to allow me to start my course as planned in September. Hurrah!!

Secondly I started and finished my traditional submission for the tattoo flash company within a week and have sent that off for their consideration.  I am very happy with how she turned out and loved working with my pencils again. She is called Aphrodite, the Goddess of beauty, love, pleasure, procreation and sensuality (all the good stuff). The legends state that she was born from the foaming sea (after the sea god was castrated by his own son who then threw the genitals into the sea. Harsh, I know)

For obvious reasons she is absolutely my favourite Goddess and was so much fun to draw.

As yet I have not heard back from the tattoo company but it seems a different future lies in store for me and my girls. I can't say too much just yet as I don't want to tempt fate but I will hopefully be able to reveal more soon.

All in all I am feeling rather pleased with myself right now.  I made the decision to study architecture because I am a realist and knew that I might never make it as an artist. Now it is looking possible that I might get both
Thursday, 24 March 2011

They replied!! and back to the drawing board :)

Yay!! I got a reply from the tattoo flash suppliers that I submitted my work to.  Plus some really useful, constructive feedback

The verdict?? Some bad, some good.

Basically they do not accept digital artwork because it does not accurately represent what a tattoo would look like on the skin. Fair comment.

Thankfully I had also sent some of my sketches and pencil drawings, because they are interested in seeing more traditional work and have suggested I resubmit again.

I am really pleased with that outcome. Of course I would have loved for them to have fallen over themselves to buy my work straight off but in reality that was never going to happen. Hey can't blame a girl for day dreaming he he.

I am just soooo happy that they like my work enough to want to see more.

However, this means that the girls I had been working on for this purpose are not suitable which is a shame but not effort wasted as I had been considering working them up so that I could try selling them as illustrations on RedBubble or deviantArt or similar.  They will go on the back burner for a while so that I can work on some new girls to submit but thats fine.  It also means that I can finally show you guys the full pictures instead of just cropped versions.  See below........ Please let me know what you think. Its getting real lonely round here

I am really looking forward to drawing with a pencil again.  I do love working digitally because of the flexibility but I miss the satisfaction of traditional art.  So back to the drawing board....... literally

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Wish me luck

I have done the deed and finally posted my submission to the tattoo flash supplier for their consideration.

Despite the fact that the girls were ready to send of about 3 weeks ago I have only just managed to get them printed and a letter of introduction printed.

I won't bore/disgust you with the details but suffice to say that I have had a very frustrating and painful few weeks. I reached the point yet again where I was close to giving up drawing altogether.  I get so fed up with trying to desperately juggle all of my responsibilities and my art is the lowest priority.

However I have picked myself up again and got those lovely ladies in an envelope. They went in the post box 30 mins ago so now the waiting begins.

I really wish I could post the full images on here instead of just cropped versions but until I know where I stand I can't risk it.

I will now spend some time finishing Fortuna and Tyche and make a start on the other girls in the series. Plus some other work that I have promised to friends - a portrait of an alsatian, a picture of my friend downhill biking and a pin up commision.  All have been started but never finished and if nothing else I need to alleviate some guilt for making my dear friends wait so long. I will at least be able to post those pictures here.

So fingers crossed for the safe arrival of my girls and that they will impress enough to get me the gig.  I know a few people don't approve of what I am doing because I am not a tattooer and therefore not considered qualified to design tattoo flash but wish me luck just the same, yeah?

Monday, 21 February 2011

Nearly ready to send

I haven't had much chance to update this blog what with kids being ill then getting man flu, but thankfully I have managed to get some drawing done.

So here is a detail update of Fortunas stocking skirt and stomach. Her stocking were supposed to be white and her skirt blue but I wasn't happy with how the overall colour scheme was looking so I changed things a bit.

Pretty happy so far just need a bit more depth on the skirt and more highlights on the stockings and some tidying up.

I am not too concerned with it being absolutely perfect as this one will be sent to the flash supplier as a work in progress anyway. Just need to get it to the stage where they can get a good idea of my style.

How much I will get done this week is debatible as it is half term. A house full of kids is not really condusive to drawing I'm afraid.
Monday, 7 February 2011

Spoke too soon

So as usual whenever I make rash declarations about completing projects the mischeivous gods of motherhood start to rub their hands together gleefully.

This time they took it upon themselves to ensure that I never consider making any plans ever again (or at least for the next 14 years) and struck the twins down with flu.

The poor little mites have spent the last seven days alternating between fever and coughing fits. I have been a nervous wreck as Chunk (my endearing nickname for the larger, dominant twin) has asthma which is triggered by viruses.

So suffice to say I haven't been able to draw at all since my last blog. Thankfully they are now over the worst of it and Squiggle (the little, bonkers twin) even went to pre school today. Her sister however grasped the opportunity to squeeze a few hours alone time with Mummy and declared herself far too ill to go.

I did get a few hours this evening at last and cracked on with fortunas shirt and hair so the end is in sight.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Face done (I think)

Okay so I had my usual child free 3 hours yesterday while the twins were at pre school so managed to get Fortunas face completed. Although I have discovered that when I put these progress pics out there for public view any mistakes become very obvious.

I guess its a similar reaction to flipping the image. Or more likely that I am just more self critical.
Before uploading this image I am pretty pleased with it. No doubt I will be reworking it by lunchtime though heh.
Friday, 28 January 2011

The devils in the detail

So yesterday went to pot when my step daughter came down with laryngitis. 

However I did manage to get all day today to myself. Tyche is almost done now that I have added a bit of depth, some rim lighting and worked up the details. 

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Hands down

Heres the results of my sketching yesterday. Fortuna finally has human hands - yay!

Don't bite the hand(s) that feeds you.

I wrote this post on Monday and forgot to publish here it is now.

Monday! Oh how I love Mondays! The twins go to preschool in the morning so I get THREE WHOLE HOURS to myself. They are the only 3 hours that I get each week so they are sooo precious.  I almost always draw unless something goes horribly wrong (which actually happens horribly regularly in this house. 

This week is extra special because I also have a week off work, which means I also have 5 hours on Thursday and Friday to myself. Sheer, utter bliss. 

Not that I will be lanquishing about in my pyjamas. I can't remember the last time I was able or willing to do that. 

No, I will be dedicating this rare opportunity to finishing off my girls, Fortuna and Tyche, and sending them off with a couple of other existing pieces to the flash people. I am actually losing faith that they might be interested in representing me, but I will see it through none the less. 

So today I got some sketching done. Sketching is my nemesis. I dread it. I know - before anyone gives me a lecture - if I can't sketch I can't call myself an artist. I can sketch and I actually really enjoy it once I get going I just hate starting a sketch for some reason. Its that whole blank page thing. 

Well it was a case of having to today as I desperately needed to get Fortunas' hands sorted as she was looking decidedly crippled before. 

So I spent a pretty satisfying couple of hours with Katy Perry, Rihanna, my sketchbook and webcam. Although I had to play with the proportions quite a lot as I have been very unfairly dealt with the hands of a carpenter (short and stubby) not in the least ladylike or pin up appropriate.  

They are not great sketches by any standard and as you can tell a had a few false starts (and finishes for that matter) but they served the purpose of helping me get the perspective right and get my head around the general structure. But hands are a bitch to draw regardless.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Pinup WIP #2

This is Tyche (cropped version) - my personal favourite
and the girl that has taken the longest to draw so far. 

I hope to have her and Fortuna finished in the next week or so as I intend to submit them to the flash companies and see if anyone is interested in taking my work on. 

Unfortunately everytime I look at her I see something else wrong. *sigh*


First WIP

Please give a warm welcome to Fortuna 

She is the least finished of the three pieces that I am working on right now and slightly more cartoony although that could change when I start properly rendering her. 

I have been accused of being too realistic with my work so the aim is to keep her loose. 

This is cropped version as all of my WIPs will need to be as I am unsure where I when I need to sell the flash sheets if there are copies of them all over the internet. 

I know that her hand (both of them in fact) need work. They will be my next challenge before adding any more colour.

Well hope you like. Feel free to criticise I am not easily offended and would welcome all and any advice.

Faye (@bezfaery)

Pin up chronicles

Welcome !!! I am Faye (aka Bezfaery or Billberry - depending on where you look) Okay I have been putting this off for some time. It turns out I am quite shy when it comes to blogging. Who knew?

So I am here because as my profile states I am attempting to create a set of pin up tattoo flash sheets before September 2011. I know that sounds like plenty of time doesn't it? 8 months? "How long do you need?!" I hear you ask.

Well that is why I am here. I am horribly afflicted with severe perfectionism and intermittent chronic self doubt, which tend to result in periods of artistic paralysis.
Oh yeah and I am mother to four kids (12, 6 and 4 year old twins if you're interested), two dogs and a part time job. The purpose of this blog therefore is, firstly, to chronicle my progress for my own purposes, so I can see how far I have come.

Secondly, to appeal for support and encouragement from others to help me keep the momentum going.

Don't worry I am actually a very positive person so don't expect pages upon pages of negativity and attention seeking - that ain't how I roll.

I will attempt to update regularly(ish) with works in progress rather than hiding them away until I am 100% happy with every miniscule detail (which is my usual tactic). I will no doubt discuss music a bit too as that is my main source of inspiration and often the only tool capable of getting my arse back at the drawing board
. It seems only right and fair to give credit.

Below are some of my previous artworks to give you something to look at. They are not all pin ups and some of them are tattoo design commisions.
Also these span about 7 years of work and I am not 100% happy with all, if any, of them, but I am aiming to keep this blog honest.

The stuff I am working on now is pretty different to these though. I will post some WIP's as soon as I get a chance (i.e. when the kids are in bed)


I haven't got used to posting pictures on here yet so I apologise if they are small or low quality. I will repost them later if need be.

And if you got this far...Thank you for reading