August, 2010

31 Aug

Don’t Forget to Write!

Good morning!

I thought I would share the final images for my Ballad Of Magazine submission, after having posted a rough sketch a little while ago.
Since the theme was sending letters, I decided to illustrate this by drawing a Postman doing his morning round. Unfortunately for him, his post has attracted some undesirable attention from the Neighbourhood Canines!
I have since learned just how tricky it is to work on opposite sides of an envelope when the lines are supposed to join up. I also used watercolours for this piece, but discovered after roughing out the design that I have lost my most favourite tin! So I had to make do with a cheap emergency set.

I’m hopeful that the Watercolour Goblins will return my tin soon. Perhaps this will happen when I tidy up the studio a bit…

TTFN
xx

25 Aug

Collaboration with Cheism

Good afternoon!

In amongst preparing for various impending deadlines, I was able to meet up with the lovely Che of Cheism. We put together a couple of little collaborative doodles over drinks in the sunshine, which you can take a peek at by clicking here.
In other news, I will be working on some 3 dimensional projects very soon, so keep your peepers peeled for those!

TTFN
xx

13 Aug

The Rules of Attraction

Good afternoon!

I recently created some illustrations to accompany an article for Amelia’s Magazine. The illustrations were done in a relatively short space of time- hopefully all this practice means that my digital painting is improving! There are several things I would have liked to have changed (and several ideas for pictures that I still want to do! Honestly, the article is loaded with fodder!). Still, after so long on the computer I am looking forward to getting my watercolours out again.

Unfortunately, due to a misinterpretation, I illustrated the magazine’s creator, Amelia- who didn’t actually attend the event! But if you squint very hard you can pretend it is someone else. And she liked it anyway, which is always a plus.

TTFN
xx

10 Aug

Don’t Forget to Write…

Good afternoon!

I have been posting an awful lot of ‘behind the scenes’ work lately, but I hope it has been interesting for you to see how the final images are put together.
This piece is a magazine submission in a most primitive state! But hopefully it gives some idea of the concept I am working on.

I wonder what they’re chasing?…

TTFN
xx

03 Aug

Stop, Woah Yeah! Wait A Minute, Mister Postman

Good evening!

I received the loveliest post this morning! A parcel straight from the talented illustrator, Jamie Mills! Post that isn’t a bill! That’s a winner in my book. Thankyou so much for the original artwork and goodies, Jamie! I’m having the acetate print framed, and the popping candy is fizzing away as I type! If anyone else fancies commissioning a day, so contact Jamie via his blog (link above).

TTFN
xx

02 Aug

Face-fuzzed Gentlemen

Good evening!

Another glimpse into my sketchbook today, with these examples of follicle face adornment! I’m currently working on a piece that involves a rather dramatic moustache, so these are some experimental pieces I put together in order to settle upon my final design.

TTFN
xx