Friday, 26 November 2010

a fairy tale

A few weeks ago I was commissioned to do a piece for a birthday present, which was really fun as I had quite a bit of creative freedom. The theme of the piece was a fairy tale scene which is a subject matter that I have wanted to work with for a long time. I have always wanted to create animal characters for a long time, but have never had the confidence to try it outside of my sketchbooks, so this was the perfect opportunity. I was very weary at first to include animals in this piece, but I am very happy I did now. Also this piece was a scene also I felt it very daunting as I have never done a scene before now which hasn't included a block of text on top of it
or running though it or just with a lot of white space, so to create a image with a lot of elements
was both scary but very fun. I think I have learn't a great deal from this piece and pushed my work in new directions.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Cat and ink I think

Ive just got hold of some really beautiful inks, so I thought I would try them out. The colours are so intense a lot tougher than pencil crayons, but I really enjoy the change. I feel that this may be a medium that would be suited to certain projects that need a bolder and more graphic edge, so
I think I will keep practicing for future projects.

Scarf face

Thursday, 11 November 2010

website jive

Still working on my new website, but their is a lot of learning curves and help from friends, but with fingers cross it will be up and running in a few weeks - yippy!

yo ho ho

In the preparation for the festive season I have been working on designing some Christmas cards which I'm going to put into production and will be on sale soon. I have been working on two themes for the cards, one is winter clothes and wrapping up against the elements and the second is the more traditional fairy tale characters that are part of Christmas. I have a few more in the pipeline so keep checking back for more updates.