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My Strawberry Monkey

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  1. Great to see my latest piece now on display at the Hoxton cabin in London! Feel free to check out the rest of my art Click here
  2. The Puppeteer Latest piece created in affinity photo. Another thought-provoking image open for discussion... This will be available soon from my website and on display in various locations in London. Stay tuned... 👉🏽 www.allanthompson.art
  3. My art is now hanging up and looking very colourful @hoxtoncabin a great little bar in Hoxton, London with some excellent coffee. Happy to finally see my work created in Affinity photo now in bars and exhibitions!
  4. The Polluted Mind! Unload your mind from all the pollution and noise we collect, store and think about that mentally drains us. Created in Affinity Photo, I usually start on the Mac then switch to the iPad for when I need more precise control using Apple Pencil. To see the rest of the collection, head over to allanthompson.art
  5. LOL, Thanks @Gee Whiz, she's one of my favourites too! Appreciate your feedback and Support!
  6. So, after sitting on this project for far too long I decided to submit my art to a few galleries. Below is a list of my upcoming exhibitions, based in London or online for now. Check out the website and the events page for more details. www.allanthompson.art
  7. A few more pieces from the Coup De Tete Series and a brand new site for my artwork... www.allanthompson.art
  8. Watching the Joe Wicks documentary on mental health last night made me think about one of my pieces I created a couple of years ago. I called it ’The Storm Within’ created to represent our internal battles. www.allanthompson.art
  9. The Diver. This piece was created to visually represent how we as humans so easily allow others to dive right into our minds. We allow their opinions, their words, their negativity to get deep down within us. Yet, it is us who suffer in silence, we become ill, stressed, depressed! Let's close our minds to that negativity and only allow positive thoughts in. http://allanthompsonart.etsy.com
  10. The Barbed Queen. Latest piece in the series, hopefully it will up on my Etsy by the weekend. http://allanthompsonart.etsy.com
  11. Thank You @iuli I've heard of many cases like yours, It definitely feels like more protection is needed for sellers. Whatever platform you're on, unfortunately there will always be those who seek to take advantage, both sellers and buyers. Sorry to hear about your experience, I've seen similar feedback across multiple platforms including this forum. People love to complain, no matter what. Even if you go out of your way to support your customer, negative feedback will happen at some point. Unfortunately we can't please the world... Thanks for your suggestions, currently working on my seller message! Allan Thompson
  12. I started this project (photography art based on human behaviour and the mind) in Affinity Photo about 3 years and did nothing with it. Recently dug up my work and felt inspired again and set up shop with Etsy. The majority of my prints are now available from my Etsy store! Only took 3 years to get here... http://allanthompsonart.etsy.com Allan
  13. Finally managed to get the Etsy shop up and running for the wall prints after the test prints and a few technical difficulties along the way. 13 so far, I will be creating and uploading more over the coming weeks! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MyStrawberryMonkey
  14. Test prints for the wall art arrived from the printers, looking good! These will look amazing once framed. Hopefully, not too long and they'll be up on the site.
  15. Somehow I feel like this thread is becoming my personal diary! 😂 Anyway, years ago long before Affinity came into my life I tried creating some motivational quotes wall prints, bought a printer, the whole set up. it was sooooooo stressful, mainly due to me not knowing what I was doing and having major issues with colour accuracy from Photoshop and Illustrator. Looks like I may have come back round to the idea of wall art, this time for kids though, currently testing out some prints:
  16. Slowly starting to add more products to the website, thought these greeting cards would work well for my characters! Go cheer up someone's day and get your My Strawberry Monkey greeting card here! 🍓🐵
  17. As summer approaches, make sure your kids stay safe. Have a read of this blog post with some tips on how you get your child to wear suncream, with the help of Strawberry Monkey! 🥵 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-can-you-get-your-child-wear-suncream-mystrawberrymonkey
  18. Sooo, mainly during lockdown I worked away re-illustrating the characters for the website and the first book! A lot of changes have been made, I think taking a little break from it all helped me see what I wasn't happy with. Anyway the book is now live and back on Amazon! SO much happier with its new look...
  19. Where would Strawberry Monkey be without all the strong, successful women in his life? #internationalwomensday When I first started this journey all but one of my characters were male, it wasn't intentional, it was just my default. It sounds odd now, but I didn't think about female characters. I remember reading an article about diversity and female characters in children’s literature and that had a massive impact on the direction of the books. There are now more female than male characters, one of whom is Dr Horse. I want young girls growing up to be inspired and show them that they can be whoever they want and this is why I started to create more female positive role models.
  20. With world book day happening this past Thursday and being featured in the recent Affinity Spotlight it has got me thinking about my cover for my first children's picture book, so I'm current working on a new design and a few other changes inside, hopefully I'll finish in time for the summer... Old New
  21. Hi Sam, I used Affinity Designer for all the vector work then exported as .svg to use in Adobe Muse which is now a end of life app, so looking to switch at some point to Without Code or WebFlow...
  22. Thanks Alfred! it was a hard decision as she was one of the very first characters. She looks a little more grown up and more feminine now, which is what I wanted to achieve as most of my characters were initially male. And I always struggled with her eyes and why they were always close, that's now been resolved. Learnt a lot in recreating a main character.
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