Monday, 19 January 2015

Treasure!

I finally finished my pirate themed illustration for my portfolio. Here it is in all it's shiny glory. The hermit crab is based on a crab i recently met in Thailand. I think he was called Gerald.
 


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Pirates!


These are some character sketches for a Pirate themed illustration which I am currently working on for my portfolio. I had lots of fun putting together a Pinterest board for this project. I find it a really useful tool for gathering reference and inspiration, although it's so easy to get lost in a world of lovely pictures! I tried to choose bright, exciting colours for this illustration as I am aiming it at young children. I was attempting to create a limited pallet, however I have pretty much used every colour in the rainbow so wasn't quite successful there. I just really like all the colours! 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A Bat's Life

Who knew it would be so fun drawing bats! Here are three flappy guys, which I hope to finish off very soon. In the mean time I thought I'd bring them out of the dark cave of my hard drive and let them flap about for a while. If you want to find out more about these fascinating creatures head to the Bat Conservation website



Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Bird Spotting


Henry VIII


I love the details which are captured within the portraits of the Tudors and find them totally fascinating. I think it's nearly time for a trip to the National Portrait Gallery.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Autumn Time

Although it's still sunny outside, Autumn officially began yesterday, so here's an illustration to celebrate the start of cosy nights in, and windy walks in the park. The words come from a funny little song from my husbands childhood, which gets sung each year as the leaves start to change colour.