Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Illustration Friday - Legendary

So this week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'Legendary' and I must admit I'm cheating a little with this post - it's not a new creation, but an illustration I did about two weeks ago as part of my new portfolio. I love this little frog and am happy to announce I've finally found my Prince!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Illustration Friday - Intricate

Here's my entry for this weeks illustration challenge at Illustration Friday. This weeks topic is "Intricate". I went crazy with the scissors to create a paper stencil for my elaborate design. The background image is all swirls and curls created using watercolour pencils. The intricate details of the stencil were filled with black drawing ink and a small sable brush. What do you see?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Drawing, drawing, drawn!

I have been very productive in the last couple of weeks. I went out and got some good quality, thick, watercolour drawing paper and some black pens with different nib widths. I’ve opened up my tin of pencils and began building up my portfolio of illustrations.

At the moment I’m focusing on enjoying myself and drawing things that I like, things that I feel like drawing, and things that are crawling my mind but I also have a whole list of specific items/subjects I’d like to draw pending on the markets I’d like to get into. I’m using black permanent marker pen as outline, and then I render with water-soluble coloured pencils which I blend with water and a tiny sable brush – the colour really jumps out from the page.

I’ve got at least 10 pieces so far - here’s a sneak peek of my favourite three!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Illustration Friday - Breezy

I found this great website called Illustration Friday - its a weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday and then artists and illustrators from anywhere have all week to come up with their own interpretation.
This week's topic was Breezy so here's my little drawing of a dandelion blowing in the breeze... I think its a great way to build up a body of work on the side.