Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Is anyone else having problems with Blogger making images dark when they are uploaded...when they are fine on screen otherwise? I'll try and replace the sketch sheet later, my file has a white background, but for some reason looks grey on here...
Monday, 2 December 2013
Sunday, 1 December 2013
It's the first day of December, which means ADVENT CALENDARS! Although I don't have a chocolate-bearing one yet, I've decided to try and do a new character illustration every day for 24 days. Every day is a new character in different styles. I hope to try out some typography too.
Today is the return of Badger- some of you may remember him- excited to find his Christmas stocking again. This is based off today's Christmas activity of hunting out the decorations. Oh, and I'll also upload a collection of sketches too!
Monday, 23 September 2013
I've had a very busy last few weeks, working on some very exciting new stuff. It's all top secret for now, and I don't want to show anything until I have a physical (published) copy of the illustration in my hands!
I'm working on new samples, and project goat is a little closer to being finished. Hopefully next update I'll be able to share what I've been up to!
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
A new sample for my portfolio of fairytale characters waiting at an airport. I've tried to make the scene as busy and fun as possible, though I especially like the little pigs. Turn around from sketch to final was around a week; but a week very well spent.
I'm currently working on a new sample piece based on two of my favourite things- bears and camping! I'll upload some bear character sketches when I get a new scanner. In other news, I'm still working on 'The Wolf and the Seven Kids', and have started colouring pages, whilst tightening up some of the roughs.
Friday, 9 August 2013
I'm so pleased all the work has paid off (and that I'll never have to see that dissertation again!). I'll miss Chad Varah House, and all the people I've met- it's been a great three years.
In the meantime I've moved away from Lincoln, and England altogether, as I now live in Scotland! I live opposite an old church, five minutes from open countryside and footpaths, with views of all the hills. And best of all, I'm on a bus route to Edinburgh! Already planning on going to the International Book Fair, as I'm eager to check out the Children's book sections. However, the plan for tomorrow is the Zoo, so I can get an annual membership card- so expect many animal drawings!
I'm currently illustrating an updated version of 'The Wolf and the Seven Kids', due to be published later this year; and progress is good- with the characters designed, and halfway through the roughs. I wont post anything here until its finished! Now Im settled in my new place, I can get on with updating my portfolio and more sample pieces! I think I'm set for a busy year...
Here's a teaser of what I'm working on for my portfolio;
(For anyone in doubt at the photo, I'm the central one in the Morbid Angel shirt)