Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Dessert' No. 2

I decided to post a second illustration for this weeks IF.  This pig is a pen sketch, which I scanned into the computer then painted it digitally with Photoshop, giving it a watercolour effect.  He's blissfully happy after eating all the cake.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Illustration Friday - Dessert

This isn't a new illustration, but thought I would use this for my illustration Friday this week :)  It's one of my fairy cake designs.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

The Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

I have decided to do The Sketchbook Project.  I don't know if you've heard of this but the website explains 'Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.  After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of the Brooklyn art library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.  Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project.  To participate and have us send you a sketchbook that will go on tour, start by choosing a theme'.

There are many themes to choose from and I chose 'storybook'.  I bought my sketchbook a while back and I didn't start sketching in it for ages, due to a mixture of work commitments, family commitments and fear of spoiling my beautiful sketchbook, haha (I'm a wuss).  However, I've decided I really must start now and I thought I would post my sketches on my blog as I do them.  Here is my first, a pencil sketch of 'Cinderella', with the words taken, or rather torn, from a tatty paperback and coloured with tea.  I don't usually rip up books... sacrilege!... but this one was falling apart and wasn't that old or worth anything.  I hope the god of books forgives me :)


Close up

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Immovable'

I haven't finished this yet, I was going to paint it with watercolour  but I ran out of time for Illustration Friday this week.  As soon as I read this weeks topic 'immovable', I immediately thought of my brother-in-law's dog, Smudge, a Great Dane, who is absolutely HUGE! The little dog in the sketch is inspired by my dog, Dougal (in fact, I sketched him while he was standing on his back legs, looking out of the window the other day).  I've been meaning to paint this all week, but other things and work got in the way, unfortunately.  However, here is the sketch.

Here are photos of Smudge and Dougal :)

This is Smudge.

These little monsters are Dougal, Millie and Daisy :)