Sunday, 25 October 2009

'In Ancient Egypt' by Ian MacDonald

This is an illustration I did for a book cover for an educational book called 'In Ancient Egypt' by Ian MacDonald, published by Educational Printing Services. The publishers wanted a montage of Egyptian images for the book cover, my illustrations combined with photographs that were provided for me. The finished book cover is below.

The publisher wanted me to produce the illustrations in the familiar ancient Egyptian style, ie. simplified figures in profile.  Here are a selection of line drawings.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Dougal as a puppy

This is a work in progress, started last year and then put to one side.  It's a personal painting for myself, of my dog Dougal when he was 8 weeks old.  I have copied Dougal from a photo my friend took of him, but I have added the butterfly.  Dougal was a little monster and I don't think he could have stayed that still with a butterfly fluttering past his nose... the little tyke would have snapped at it and tried to catch it, like he used to snap at people's feet as they walked by.  Anything that moved was a game of chase to him... he hasn't changed much.  Dougal is a Scottish Terrier and is eight and a half years old now.  Thanks for looking :)

Friday, 2 October 2009