Wednesday, 6 August 2014

I'm BACK! Updates, News & Illustration Plans...

After a long time of not using Blogger...I'm back!
The past few months have been crazy and wonderful at the same time. I've just put the finishing touches to a rather big project, and working my way through several smaller ones. I've been so busy there's been no time for personal illustrations and coloured doodles...but hopefully all that's about to change, and you should be seeing a LOT more art from here onwards. (I know I said that last time, but this time it's true!)

I'm very pleased to announce that I am working on a new picture book with the brilliant Bloomsbury Publishing!
My agents have done the most terrific job of getting this deal,and I'm very excited to be working with them on such a great text. It's top secret for now guys! And no- it's not fox related!

I've been mixing up my illustration style a little, so you won't be seeing pure digital art, but a mix of pencil and digital, like as seen above. I'm hoping to keep practicing the fully digital style, but my next few projects (and previous) are filled with the pencilly-textureyness. I have plenty of ideas to work on when I get here are a few:

> The Haunted House
A 'new style' illustration, set at night! I rarely do night time pieces because of the whole lighting issues,but I really want to do a darker piece that mixes a cute fun character with a creepy tone. I'm thinking a squirrel, a bust of Pallas,and over the top wallpaper.

>The Balcony Everytime I walk to work I see a balcony thats filled with flowers...and I've really wanted to draw it. My travelling sketchbook has a few doodles of it. I've already started on this piece, so it'll probably be done by the end of the month!
>Badger Books I love Mr. Badger. I've not drawn him in forever, and want to draw some more of him. I've also never ventured into fiction book covers and typography. So this little project will be an experiment to create 2-3 book covers, centered around the Adventures of Badger. If they go well, I'll also try my hand at dip-pen 'interior' illustrations...something I've not done since University.

>The Bake-Off Originally I wanted to have this done for the start of The Great British Bake Off...but have had no time. A full colour illustration, with plenty of depth, texture and messy splat marks everywhere. Maybe a cat character...we'll see. Again, another something I've really wanted to do-- and will be an improvement on previous baking related illustrations.

There's several other ideas I have...but I'm aware of how much time I have and how many projects there is.
Hoping to bring more news and illustrations to you soon. Huge thanks to all my new watchers and existing ones...hoping to do a twitter/blogger give-away in the future too, so keep your eyes peeled.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing news, Congratulations! Love the mixtures of mediums, look forward to see everything come together.