June, 2009

29 Jun

Global Grey

Good afternoon!

Last week flew by with no blogging! I do apologise. I decided to create a mini test show-reel and plonk it onto Youtube. Be warned, it is quite clunky because I am familiarising myself with the software! But hopefully once I am better versed in it I should be able to produce some good work.

In other news, I have been featured on Steve Rack’s ‘I Like Characters’ blog again. I have also been featured on Yvonne Perry’s ‘Writers In The Sky’ blog under their list of illustrators. A big thankyou to both Steve and Yvonne! Please feel free to visit and comment on my work, if the mood strikes you.

I am currently working on a leprechaun commission (pictures to come soon!) and oodles more sketchbooking has been going on that I will share with you soon. Oh, and keep an eye on my website, as it’s soon to be overhauled and revamped with lots of exciting little features and things to look at.

Phew! It’s all go!

TTFN
xx

19 Jun

Oo, Chee-wah-wah!

Good evening!

Here is a little guy I have been working on in my sketchbook (where else?) I almost wish I had a little Chihauhau myself, except I wouldn’t make him sit in my handbag. If nothing else because I would have to clean it out afterwards. I can imagine that’s not too pleasant!
I hope you’re enjoying these little glimpses into my project book as much as I am enjoying doing them!

TTFN
xx

17 Jun

A sack of Cats

Good evening!

Another sketchbook instalment for you- here is a bagful of Kitty shaped deliciousness. There are a few more in the works, not kitties this time but other anthropomorphic characters (which may or may not be clothed). I am also mapping out characters for a new story which is top secret at the moment! I will tell you, however, that it is based on an imaginative and adventurous little boy and his very bossy little sister, with illustrations inspired by my Waterstones pitch (see older blog post entitled ‘Waterstones Picture This!’).

For now, please enjoy my sketchy kittens.

TTFN
xx

16 Jun

Some Moleage

Good afternoon!

As promised, here is the little Mole that was lurking on the pages of my sketchbook. As you can see, originally I had planned to give him great big spectacles. I am still not sure whether I will. I’m not sure about his nose from the front either- I think he may need some more work! But he’s right out of my doodlebook, so please do enjoy.

TTFN
xx

14 Jun

A Vole and a Mole (almost!)

Good evening!

After a lovely weekend I thought I would pop another character concept sketch up on the blog.
The reason for the post title is that there is a funny little Mole sitting in my sketchbook too, but he is only a pencil sketch at the moment. I will finish him off tomorrow and then present him!
This drawing was my preliminary concept for the Mole, but I really didn’t think he was quite right. So the Mole was roughed out, and I can’t wait to paint him so that I can introduce him properly!

TTFN
xx

12 Jun

True love & Gentlemen of the Road

Good evening!

Whilst reorganising my portfolio, I came across some work that had not seen the light of day for some time. They bring a smile to my face and (from what I can tell) other people’s faces too, so they are now here for your viewing pleasure.

I’m currently working on some more concept sketches, so please watch this space as I’m about to finish them off!

TTFN
xx

05 Jun

Cats, Dogs and little green Frogs

Good afternoon!

I have been mixing up the dimensions lately, haven’t I! Between 2 and 3d work I find myself a busy bee- here is a taster of some concept sketches I have been working on.

On a side note, I had decided to go and sit on the Southbank with some Peppermint Tea and sketch today, but the despicable weather has foiled my plans. However, this does mean that I am holed up in the studio. One of my puppets needs some fingers, pronto, and I am making lots of yummy little frogs to go into the shop. Snap them up quick when they get there though, I have had orders before they’ve even been finished!

TTFN
xx

01 Jun

‘The Frog Princess’- Book Preview

Good afternoon!

I know it’s a little delayed, but I thought I would pop a few of the spreads from my recent picture book project on the blog.
I re-scripted the text to be completely in rhyme (which makes pacing easier during storytelling with younger children). It also has a moral to the tale and an exciting twist at the end!
‘The Frog Princess: A Cautionary Tale’ will be available in my Etsy shop very soon!

I hope UK readers are enjoying the beautiful sunshine we are having- long may it continue, eh?

TTFN
xx