Friday, October 31, 2008

Repair - Illustration Friday topic

A bit last minute but I have been working on this little by little over the past few days. This is probably the latest thing I got repaired my blue carebear from the early 198os! I had it since I was 5 and then my puppy Banjo decides he will take it as his own toy! was quite upsetting but fortunately we found the heart nose and the cloud tummy outside and my mum sewed it back up for me :) Bless her

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sugary - Illustration Friday topic

'Sugary' an Illustration Friday topic from a few weeks ago that i missed out on. I hand drew the word, scanned it in, then searched for lolly imagery and placed them within the letters. 2 more to catch up on now 'Island' and 'Clique' and then i will be up to date.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Late - Illustration Friday topic

'Henry's bed was so comfy and cosy and he was having such happy dreams that he slept through his alarm and was late for school'.
When hearing this week's topic i thought of the obvious: running late for an appointment /meeting, staying up late, someone dying etc. None of these ideas inspired me so I decided to do a brainstorm and came up with a reason for being late. I am very happy with how this one turned out this week, I really love the 70s wallpaper and the whole piece makes me feel happy :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Strings - Illustration Friday Topic

Just in time this week for Strings. I haven't drawn many instruments before so this gave me a good opportunity. I didn't do any preliminary sketches for this, I used ink and a nib and drew straight on paper, I then scanned the drawings in and manipulated the images in Illustrator (the first 2) and then Photoshop. I found these lovely wood grains on the a free photo site, comes in handy! :) I could have done many more variations of these and I may do some more later. I was originally thinking of overlapping all of the instruments but for now just wanted to show them in full.