Evil lady! I really enjoyed this one, but it's on my revisit list of projects!
Friday, 9 November 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Catching up on the projects I missed because I was ill. I think I have most things under control now but I'm still running around a bit! Finished this editorial with gouache. Also bought a snazzy new sketch book and MORE gouache today. I really wanted to buy cyan, but 14ml was £8.
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Saturday, 6 October 2012
This is one of my character designs that I realise I have never uploaded. Shame, because it's one of my favourites. I get really engrossed with Shaun Tan's work, and I love that he is a successful illustrator that just uses simple, accessible drawing methods. Well, one things I've always loved is observational drawing and realism. So, I made this whale helicopter. Rather large pencil drawing on A3.
A better picture of myself flying around my kitchen (still taken with my phone while I have no memory card for my camera). I love the legs. All of my characters for the Social Gathering piece are all individual, so I can re-arrange them if I don't like where it's going on judgment day.
Sorry for the lack of posts. I have been ill all week! I have (semi) recuperated (but to think I settled in with my scented candles in the studio!) and have started working on my Social Gathering project. My idea is to turn all of my characters into toys and have me jumping out of the box. Something cute, fun. I have a feeling that if I focused more on making a scene, I would be too overwhelmed with mixed media. I'm trying to town my colour palette down so it's more subtle. Purchasing gouache was a brilliant idea (do it everybody) but I need to buy some more tomorrow! Anyway, I really like the central figure. Hope it'll all come together well.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Some commissions are keeping me afloat this summer. I have been painting on shoes for a while, and people seem to like them. I was asked to draw my client's (that feels weird to say) favourite Pokemon. He's a lovely guy from Canada and was a pleasure to work with! This has really improved my painting skills. I made a lot of these during the summer, but I'm going to turn my blog into art that comes directly from my brain bubbles.
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
Guys, I think I have already decided that this is one of the most confusing websites that I have ever had the displeasure to figure out (with a rather uninspiring list of fonts)! However, I have been looking at other illustrators over summer, so here are some sketches that were inspired by the beautiful art of Meg Hunt. I hope to use some dry brush, but all of my attempts have succeeded to look like my poster paintings I made when I was five. I always thought my sketches had a bit more personality than my finished pieces. Shame!