New Site Design in Progress

Please excuse any bloopers for the time being. I am transferring my new design and some of this mt stuff boggles my brain.

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36 Responses

  1. New layout is incredibly adorable as all your designs are!

  2. says:

    hey, i didn’t realise you re-did your about page too. i love the illo of you on that page! it’s my favourite, i think.

  3. then have you considered making your handwriting into a font? I LOVE IT!

  4. i was so looking forward to autumn, and finally it is here !

  5. I love the new Looby! Cute!!

  6. The palette is nice, though the poor ducky looks a little washed out in comparison to the rest. Or is that just on my screen? Just in my little mind?

  7. E-P, it seems ok on my screen… I will have to investigate. Thanks!

  8. says:

    nice new look. i don’t need mt to boggle my brain – i do a good enough job of that on my own!

  9. The anticipation for this new layout at loobylu has been extreme 🙂 I’m glad to finally see it, it looks awesome.

  10. says:

    looking gorgeous!

  11. just wanted to drop a line to say that you always get better and better.

  12. Your new layout is so pretty. 🙂

  13. says:

    within this site you have recorded your evolution as an illustrator. i love how we got to witness your changing ideas & the retro influences seeping into your’s lovely.

  14. Lovely. I like the new illustration techniques since you put up the Mary Blair inspired illo.

  15. oh i love the new look. it’s so lovely!!

  16. Looby, your text RULES!!! do you have a font or do you draw out all the text, “contents”, “links” etc yourself?

  17. says:

    i like it a lot. : )

  18. O claire… you just get better and better. I love your new style. It’s almost like cut paper / collage without the outline. It’s a …what’s the word i’m searching for… it’s not quite as cute, it’s more mature. A little edgier, a little quirkier, but still warm and friendly and whimsical and wonderful. The textures are subtle, but add so much more depth. There’s a new dimension, a tactile quality that makes me want to reach through the screen and touch it. It makes me want to see more, more, MORE! It’s so wonderful to see you stretching and growing and exploring new ways of expression. Someone must hire you soon to illustrate and entire juicy book with many, many pages just so that I can buy it and sit in the lamplight, admiring your work!

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  20. Looks good to me 🙂

  21. Melanie said everything I wanted to say. Your new style of illustration is lovely!

  22. says:

    Ditto what Melanie said 🙂 I’ve been looking at your web logs from 2000 and I can really see how your style and technique has evolved and improved! It’s all so pretty…. more please!

  23. says:

    Ditto what Melanie said 🙂 I’ve been looking at your web logs from 2000 and I can really see how your style and technique has evolved and improved! It’s all so pretty…. more please!

  24. i miss the watercolours! But don’t mind me, i am woefully resistant to change. It is still a fabbo design.

  25. As usual, a lovely new design. 😀 You have such beautiful style!!

  26. says:

    I didn’t know that she re-did the about part either. thanx for mentioning that in your comments 🙂

  27. says:

    new design is wonderful!

  28. Your new design is cool, but your new illo style is stunning! I am so thrilled to watch you grow and stretch. You inspire me to do the same with my writing.
    I cannot wait for next EDM illo…altho things are really hard right now and I am not sure Peter and I will make it. The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

    Keep up the great work.

  29. Patty – the text is indeed my handwriting traced in photoshop.

  30. says:

    I really like the retro style, but I have a feeling that I’ll be missing the old style. Will you still use it too?I love all of your illustrations!

  31. dragongirl – I am sure I will use the old style from time to time. My blog is my space to play – it’s a good place to try new things and new techniques. I was getting really bored of my old style. I found the heavy black outlines to be limiting so onwards, ever onwards!

  32. Yes indeed – a fantastic new look. If I may take a leaf from Melanie’s entry…it’s cute…it’s mature…IT’S CATURE! There – you have now just started a new school of illustration Looby, if you ever went into fashion you could do “Couture Cature”

  33. hi claire! a voice from your not too distant past (noise festival 2001). your autumn colours are lovely and soft and warm, like the inside of a rhubarb cherry crumble. did you know amber just had a baby?

  34. bowb! – hello! I have seen some pics of the lovely little Ella. Wonderful Amber news.
    Lliam, Anna, Keri, Mabelle etc – there is a new Mary Blair site up courtesy of her family: