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Dribbble

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Dribbble

Just opened a new Dribbble account to pipe up some more creative interest. Its a great source of inspiration and to se what creative juices are flowing around the planet! Check my page out on: dribbble.com/JimmyB

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Hyperrealism

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Hyperrealism

As a younger artist I was fascinated with airbrush art and the ability some artists had in producing photorealistic  images and art. Learning how these amazing artists retouched photos and created their own images that simply looked 'real' compelled me to try and master the airbrush myself. Needless to say, before I even came close to grasping the airbrushes full repertoire, I was already playing in the digital arena and had swapped my airbrush for a mouse and photoshop.... However, my respect and awe for the photorealistic and now hyperrealistic artist never faded...

Here are a few that have caught my eye lately...

Hilo Chen

Richard Estes

Pedro Campos

Simon Hennessy

Nathan Walsh

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Hide & sleek...

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Hide & sleek...

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I'm sure by now, if you read my blog, you'll know I have a penchant for leather goods, especially wallets, pouches and bags.

Being one of my many expensive vices, I decided to research into making my own small leather goods. thanks to a few great websites and the wealth of good available on Ebay I have put together and made a few wallets of my own. Yes, all and made and sewn by my very own hand.

Hopefully if I get enough interest I'll start producing some limited numbers of each design and sell them online soon.

Have a look for yourself and drop me al one if anything grabs you eye... or if you want me to have a stab at a bespoke item for you.

Oh, I'm also playing with the name Hide & sleek. (See planned website design below)

Playing around with a pencil case prototype. Not quite there yet, it will be much better in lambs leather (Which I've just bought - in tan and deep red tan - VERY NICE!!)

PRICE LIST AND ORDER INFO: Until my website is up and live please contact me directly either by email or through Facebook or my blog. Click the link here for a price list PDF Click here for order information PDF

Finished tri-fold wallets in tan and dark brown leather. (No more dark brown leather I'm afraid)

Two new items, a try-fold wallet with plaited lanyard. Both will be available to buy/order.

Tote bag finally finished ( minus extra rivets on the straps) Very pleased!!

Here's the tote bag in mid production. Coming along nicely... slowly but surely!

Just added the final touches to the pencil case design, a hood over the end of the zip. (Note: the two smaller pencil case images were taken before the hood was added)

New finished camera strap with wool felt padding.

 

New 'Wad' wallet - folding multi card holder

  

Tan and dark brown leather wallet collections - 'Fold''Roll' and 'Pocket' wallet designs for cards, cash and coins.

 

New leather and felt iPad cover - for the new iPad.

   

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Hide & Sleek -  Hand made quality leather goods

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Hide & Sleek - Hand made quality leather goods

Hide & Sleek is the home to the fruits of Jimmy Baldwin’s obsession with leather goods. Admiring and collecting leather goods on his travels and frustrated with the lack of variety available in Britain, Jimmy decided to turn his hand to making his own a range of wallets, bags and other items.

Jimmy has created a collection of items influenced by his own bought items from America, Japan and Hong Kong as well as other designers from around the world online.

To view the Hide & Sleek collection you can see images and updates on the Hide & Sleek Facebook page and here on wordpress.

All of the items on Hide & Sleek are made to order, they cannot be bought automatically through the website. Instead, you have to put a request in for an item and wait for confirmation and an online PAYPAL invoice.

Depending on the amount of orders being processed, available materials and free time to make your order, you will get a response outlining your orders cost and turn around time. If you are happy with the quote and timings, simply pay the invoice and your order will then be processed and made for you.

Until the  Hide & Sleek goes live, please contact me directly by email or via my blog or Facebook page.

Click the below images for a larger downloadable PDF

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I've always loved colouring in

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I've always loved colouring in

Historically a fine artist and painter, throughout my creative career I have always tried to endeavour to make sure I continue to draw, sketch and paint when ever I can. Guilty of nearly doing all my colouring in digitally nowadays, I long for a studio space to make some real mess. Here are few examples of my recent work. ( more of which can be found on my websites - links on this site)

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