Thursday, August 28, 2008

Routine - Illustration Friday topic

Just a quick sketch this week. When I first thought of the word routine I was thinking of diaries, calendars, to do lists, timetables things that help you have a routine. I also thought of Mums with babies and the routines they have to go through, but not being a mum myself I wouldn't know what to illustrate. Then I thought of routines that dogs have. Dogs are often creatures of habit. Every morning my red tan kelpie Banjo waits for me at my feet while I am eating a banana, he always gets the end bit! I know a bit strange that a dog would eat fruit but he likes anything apples, pears, nuts! So this is a morning scene of me in my PJs with my messy bed hair and my doggie! It is just from my imagination so some proportions are not exactly right, I think I look more like a kid, I am not that short! but I like the concept :) 
I have an editorial illustration to get onto, I have to do it with clay like on my blog banner, so I am keen to get going on that :)
Have a nice weekend everyone.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Detach - Illustration Friday topic

I got my illustration done a bit earlier this week :) I wanted to do something more simple this week. A piece of the puzzle is detached from the rest of the puzzle. I enjoy working on brown paper, I think it is because it is a mid tone, therefore you can just add shading and highlights. I sometimes use it at Life Drawing classes too I find it less daunting than plain white. I should photograph some of my model sketches one day and put them on my blog. 

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sail - Illustration Friday topic

I really wanted to illustrate a scene of children sailing their boats for this topic. Suprisingly it was quite hard to find photo references on the net. I eventually found one on this site the photo was taken from a lake in New York.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lily Butterfly painting

I just finished this painting for my aunty yesterday. It features Singapore lilies. 

Monday, August 4, 2008

Poof! Illustration Friday Topic

Zelda had always wanted to fly like a bird, so she visited the Magic Bliss machine and her wish came true, well for the day anyway, she liked to snuggle back into her cosy shell at night.