Saturday, 30 June 2012

Water beasties!

A little gang of underwater beasties (but is the big guy hiding in the background friend or foe??)


More Illustrator fun - tbh it's hard to draw here at the moment tho, as it's ridiculously hot and my room has turned into a sauna! I'm not cut out for hot weather - gimme rain, mist and gloom anyday (then I can see my Cintiq screen better too, haha ;)

Friday, 29 June 2012

The Haunted Tree

More playtime with Illustrator :)  This is a very worrisome tree...a ghost haunts it but it is bound to the tree; nevertheless, it must be guarded at all times!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Just a quick reminder that Flea's Journey (my little children's book) will be released in the next month or 2 - more news when it's finally out! :D

The front cover :)

Ice-creams and dinosaurs!



More playing with Illustrator, just simple cute lil pics (the sort of thing that could work on a t shirt or a card, maybe?) Here we have a monster who's dropped his ice-cream - devastating, we can all agree. : | Then a very happy dino, singing in the rain!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Sequin the Mermaid meet Flea!

More Illustrator fun :) Loving the crispness of those vectors...*drool* So I decided to take a page from Flea's Journey (where Flea meets Sequin the Mermaid) and do a coloured vector version; I quite like the result. :)

Hi Sequin!

Also made another bag for a friend who loves a very particular paw-print design, as seen below!
All hail the paw!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Kebab Bags, Illustrator and more!

A mix of media! All sorts in this update :) Firstly, we have 2 bags - Kebab bags! Kebab the hedgehog likes to be seen, and what better way then on a bag? Hard to tell from the photo, but it's actually a glittery black, very fabulous ;D

Just a textile pen on a usual type of canvas bag :)

Little Kebab! Kept my hand in shot for size comparison
Next, I've been playing with Illustrator too, just doing a colourful silhouetted piece, featuring Kebab and Brush and friends :) Would have been nice to make Flea's Journey with this, I think...

The coloursssss!!
It was also my boyfriend's birthday recently, so I did a painting for a butterly for him - yes it sounds silly, but I joke with him a lot over the German word for butterly, which is 'schmetterling', which to me sounds like some sort of war cry ;)

*Screams in a loud voice* 'SCHMETTERLING!'

 His presents were then presented to him in a brown bag...the brown bag looked a bit dull tho, so I spruced it up a bit! :D All for now! More Illustrator experimenting and bags soon, I suspect :)

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Friday, 15 June 2012

Cousin It's Cousin!

Ooh look - it's Cousin It's Cousin! He's enjoying a nice, summery evening, off for a walk...or glide. :)
Just a lil sketch, learning more on lighting and mood, tis fun!


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

More cups n coasters!

Birfday coasters!
The commissioner wanted a dog, a horse and a fish for his boy Valentin :)

Everyone's fave naughty bear...

A few bits and bobs I've made recently, mainly lil commissions and birthday pressies for friends! (Busy birthday time of year, this!)

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Light and dark portrait sketch

Yay digital, it's been awhile! (my book Flea's Journey doesn't count, not ready yet ;) Just playing around with darkness and minimal light, in a quick-ish study here. It was such a dark piece I could only work on it at night, my room's too bright in the day!

I was playing some of the Rayman game on the PS Vita yesterday, and it's unbelievably gorgeous, must have been a dream for artists to work on! It totally inspirted me to do a stylised background tho, so I feel an environment piece in the works!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Colourful coasters :D

Just a lil update - absolutely loving making these bead things, addictive!! A digital update 
*will* be coming, promise!!

Some naughty amoungst the nice ;D

Nice little coasters! Chalky surveys in the background