July 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
June 5, 2012 § 3 Comments
Happy Jubilee to all of my UK friends!:) (I’m having a very British breakfast with crumpets and tea!)
For this week’s illustration Friday ‘Hurry’ here’s a little tiny chameleon rocking out on a branch!
It’s still very much in progress, but I’d been hurrying to finish this right before I went to Edinburgh (to visit friends and see the 2012 Art degree show!) but I didn’t get it finished in time! I’m glad I didn’t rush it too much,
I’ll spend more time to make sure he’s perfect this week!
I’ve also got two submissions up for running in threadless! Please vote for my two threadless designs! Thanks so much! (Click on each picture BELOW to visit the site!) THREE DAYS TO GO!
January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
‘The Boy and the Bunnet‘ (or Balach Na Bonaid!)
A brave boy, a wee bunnet, a big adventure.
(a children’s book illustration project that I’ve been delighted to be involved in, and working on for a while now with Celtic Connections and Big Sky)
…. is actually being performed as a musical! How cool is that?
I’m actually coming up from Nottingham to see the play in Feburary, so exciting!
I completely can’t wait, and it’ll be so lovely to be back in Scotland!
That’s all for now folks, but watch this space!
January 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ve been experimenting with inks and crumpled papers recently for my book, I want to give it a really weathered battered look. (Yey that rhymes!) This digital and ink image shows the boy being washed away on his boat by the troublesome cloud.
December 4, 2010 § 1 Comment
For a recent project about ‘the future‘ I’m in the process of illustrating a (very short) children’s book about my future pet, Francis Bacon, a potbellied pig who’s been sabotaging my recent children’s books. I’ve been using some recent images of mud paintings by Elliott Burns (see his blog here) as edited and coloured backgrounds to get this muddy textural effect. Thanks Elliott! ^ – ^
November 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
Here are some character designs for a recent children’s book collaboration opportunity, unfortunately my work wasn’t chosen, but I ended up being one of the last two illustrators being considered! But either way it was an excellent and valuable professional experience for me and I’m really happy with the work I produced for this. I’m really interested in the textural markmaking of the paint work, (where I’ve scratched back into the image) and the layers of different mediums such as paper and ink as the backgrounds. I also did a lot of digital editing on the first image, as I wanted to make it much darker, and erase areas to help create the atmosphere.
More uploads to come tomorrow! Off to bed now. Night night!