I really like Emily Gravett's illustrations, particularly her rabbits, so I was really interested when I came across a couple of videos on YouTube. The first video I've posted shows Emily in her studio, drawing the character for the new book 'Cave Baby', written by Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffulo). The second video shows Emily characters from her book The Rabbit Problem. It's interesting to see how she works both traditionally and digitally on it. I really want a Cintiq now! These videos were posted by MacmillanPublishers :)
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
This week's 'Illustration Friday' is a painting I did of a fairy for a competition, back in January (it didn't win boo-hoo). The title of the painting is 'Dancing in the moonlight' and I thought it was apt for this weeks topic 'star gazing'.
Thursday, 12 August 2010
It's a while since I have done any water colour painting, probably not since I was in art college, as I have been either painting digitally or with acrylics. About a month ago I had the urge to get out my watercolour paints and as soon as I dipped my paintbrush in the water and ran it across the paint pan, I remembered the joy of painting with watercolour. Here's my first attempt (I should have stretched the paper first I realised afterwards). I decided to paint a sketch that I did back in February, a doodle of a dog I named 'Mr. Perkins' (please click here to see the earlier post). It's just a small painting, about 6 inches by 4 inches :)
The doodle of Mr. Perkins:
And the painting:
Friday, 6 August 2010
This fairy came to life originally as a design for a promotional postcard, which I never used in the end, favouring a different design instead. Finding an old photo of me, sketching on holiday in Majorca, was the inspiration for the illustration. The fairy is drawing a fairy cake :) (She might look a little like me - only a little though as I don't have wings, mores the pity).