I am currently illustrating for Standard Issue Magazine. Standard Issue is a smart and witty online magazine for women by women, covering everything that interests women – ie everything. No celebrity tittle tattle, no photoshopping, no calorie counting, no cellulite circling. Just honest, good, interesting and funny writing. I am having the time of my life illustrating such a broad spectrum of articles, and may it continue. Please find some of the images on my site and please follow link to Standard Issue Magazine; http://standardissuemagazine.com/
Standard issue interviews me about my work: http://standardissuemagazine.com/misc/sim-illustrated-louise-boulter/
Bawling in the streets:
Written by Ashley Davies.
Donkeys and Elephants.
Written by Hanah Dunleavy.
The F word
Written by Juliette Burton.
Written by Dotty Winters.
Loads More Page 3
Written by Sara Pascoe.
Lady Parts: Weird hair.
Written by Lucy Sweet.
A week in the Merde.
Written by Jane Brister.
A womb without a point of view.
Written Mickey Noonan.
Holding back the Wookie.
Written by Victoria King.
Hey! Teachers! I'll leave my kids alone.
Temporary care can offer a permanent home.
Written by Alice Fleetwood and Karen Campbell.
In Praise of Caterpillars.
Written by Laura Sparling.
From Here to Maternity.
Written by Jessica Fostekew.
Still Minding the Pay gap
Written by Dotty Winters.
Family, wedding, live drawing commissions.
I illustrate family portraits, weddings, ceremony's and traditions.
Family Portraits: £160 per day
I use photo references to create unique portraits.
What Has Lou been up to?
My commisions range from editorial, fashion, advertising and one offs. Please don't hesitate to get in contact for commissions, collaborations and quotations. Or even a 'hello' is nice. You know where I am.
New Standard issue tea towel.
Standard issue are starting a new membership process to keep the magazine tip took and up and running. I was commissioned to create a t-towel specially of these these.
You can find more details here:
Feature in Kaltblut Mag
I was dead chuffed to get a feature in Kaltblut magazine. You can see the full feature here:
I was very pleased to be commissioned by a lovely lady to illustrate her and her husband planting a fruit tree. I loved drawing the details in their knitwear.
Tattooed Moroccan baths.
This Is a New part from the Tattooed series. Tattooed fold stopping off at the Moroccan baths. I wanted to do this as a pattern experiment.
IBS Gif for Standard Issue Magazine.
I was commissioned to create a Gif for Standard Issue Magazine. It was for a comical peice about IBS.
I was commissioned by Giphy for International Women's day. I was told I could illustrate any woman that I found inspiring. I went with Kate Bush.
Illustrations for Sarah Elwick Knitwear.
I have been commissioned by fantastic knitwear company Sarah Elwick Knitwear. Sarah is a super cool lady and exceptionally talented. She pushed forward the idea that I design a children's blanket. This is what I came up with. I loved the way she was very open and enthusiastic about my ideas. i can't wait to see the outcome late this year.
I was asked to illustrate some mugs for Sarah millicans' tour. I wasn't half chuffed. I illustrated Tits and Cocks!
A Portrait illustration for a childhood friend.
I was commissioned by a childhood friend form many years ago. It was fun to illustrate as she hadn't change one bit. She's an absolute cat lover hence the five cats included:)
Family portrait for animal lovers.
I loved this couple. They are super passionate about animals and wanted an underwater theme. Was quite chuffed with the tiger peering over the sofa:)
Portrait for a new family from Swansea.
I was dead exited about this one. A new family based in Swansea. Their little boy was only a few weeks old. They love the country life and wanted portray their country lifestyle.
Portrait referenced form a travel journal.
I was asked my a super lovely lady if I could do a portrait referencing from her travel journal from her travels in South America. There was a great amount of reference material and this is what I came up with:)
WHAT I SAW In Sarah Millican's Tour Book
I Have been keeping a visual diary for a couple of years now. i kind of delve in and out of it, depending on how much time I get. I was invited to put me work in sarah's tour book! How lucky am I? My WHAT I SAW tumblr link is below:
Here are some of my favourite self initiated illustrations.
Tattooed Jungle walkers.
Tattooed moroccan baths.
The Invasion of the Giant Birds.
WHAT I SAW
What I saw is a visual diary. In 2014 started to record daily sightings from the mundane to the ridiculous. I found this was a fulfilling approach to my personal practice. Technically it is rewarding to see a natural development from two years ago to now. But I feel that sometimes we can get caught up in the chitchat of our inner world and found this has helped me to stop and observe what is going on around me.