Sprung from the Desert

Sprung from the Desert


This is illustrator Bryony Lloyd's bio…

"I was raised in palm desert by a gang of bikers.  While travelling by Harley through the Western Desert, I would collect scraps, images that interested me.  This was how my love of collage began.  Circumstances brought me to the UK, where I lost my accent along with my biker ways, discarding my leathers and attending the University of Brighton to study illustration.  After graduating in 2008 i have worked as a freelance illustrator from my home in London.  I do, however, intend on returning to the desert so you folks better commission me soon before I ride right outta here."

This is the beginning of mine…

"I was born in a scummy hospital in Brent.  Whilst attending numerous schools in Barnet (neighbour of Brent…), my mind gestated thoughts about Live and Kicking, Sanrio and foodstuffs that interested me.  This was how I became porky in the brain (and sometimes body depending on the time of the month)."

Such is the difference in life stories that therefore deems Bryony something of a talented image wizard and me a frivolous limp lemon.  Therefore I'm honoured that Bryony would want to illustrate me as she has done here…

You may recognise her work from Sketchbook magazine where she has illustrated some of fashion's wonderful women…



Melanie Rickey of Grazia (also excellent blogger – example of an industry type who has embraced the medium…) also recently commissioned Bryony to make a portrait of the Queen of Shops, Mary Portas, who is set to get wedded with Melanie soon (or has it already happened?)


Wondering whether Bryony sourced these images from the desert or out of space… either way, I love all the mystical and magical references…


I'm also intrigued by Bryony's zine of WOMAN – wild women in mythology… slotting in very nicely with my own desires to be a WIILLLLLLLLD poppy… alright, I may not make the WIIIILLLLLLLD cut but I'm prepared to observe Bryony's depictions of these women and learn a thing or two…



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  1. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-05-31 at 8:55 AM

    Loved that little story at the beginning of the post. The illustrations are very edgy sometime, but in general I do like them. They have this old school feel a little bit.

  2. Milly

    2010-05-31 at 10:56 AM

    Wow these are such great illustrations, just the type I love.
    The one of you is so great.
    Aww ye, they got married yesterday didn’t they!! 🙂
    I love zines. Thanks for sharing all these images x

  3. Naomi

    2010-05-31 at 11:34 AM

    love that illustration of you!! H I’m really lovin all the others too 😀

  4. ruleoffashion

    2010-05-31 at 12:45 PM

    cool illustrations
    checkout my shoppingblog

  5. Charlotte

    2010-05-31 at 2:07 PM

    LIVE AND KICKING!! The memories! Thank you Susie for brightening up my day with this!
    LOVE the Anna P collage – collage? Is that right? I dunno.
    Charlotte xx

  6. My Republic of Fashion

    2010-05-31 at 2:38 PM

    Bryony Lloyd’s illustrations are fantastic. Love your one! SarahD

  7. Sarah Edenly

    2010-05-31 at 3:54 PM

    Great illustrations and nice writing… thanks!

  8. KD

    2010-05-31 at 4:08 PM

    These are stellar illustrations and you are definitely a worthy subject! That zine looks awesome as well.

  9. Maggie

    2010-05-31 at 5:44 PM

    wow very cool pictures. I used to be into collage art when I was in high school, but never anything as advanced as this!

  10. moi

    2010-05-31 at 7:00 PM

    I think the fusion between illustrative processes and the techie arena will provide an interesting journey…I guess most of her work is still print based at present…

  11. Chuck

    2010-06-01 at 11:03 AM

    For some reason the picture of you broke on my page but I found it on Bryony’s website – so cute. Also, love the Sonia Rykiel, she was gorgeous. Project collage here I come!

  12. Yeppon Lawyers

    2010-06-01 at 12:16 PM

    God thats a lot of fun there lol. Lovely

  13. Joy D.

    2010-06-01 at 11:54 PM

    Wow. I am not into psychedelic cut and paste but this some how grabs me. I really like these.

  14. Indigo

    2010-06-02 at 12:31 PM

    very nice! love it

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