Thursday, 27 October 2011
My print is now up on Little Paper Planes website, and I am ridiculously pleased about it as I love Little Paper Planes , definitely have a look at their website if you are an illustration lover!
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Hmm, making nice, funny penguins is harder then I thought, this one is not finished yet, but I think that me and my Wacoom pen slowly, slowly are getting there. I am working on a spread with lot's of wacky penguins and a tired and distressed penguin dad at the moment, lot's of fun!
I don't like to listen to music when I work, I don't know why but I prefer to listen to films and here is a documentary that I recommend about a small Pacific Island which a British mining company decided to exploit with no thoughts of it's environment or population, there was only one problem, the people that lived on the island was not going to let some greedy western company destroy their homes and stroke back. Arrows and poisonous plants vs helicopters and the Papua New Guinea Army, and guess what?
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Hello. My name is Burt. Burt the Crocodile.
I love this new project that I am working on. The author likes my quirky ideas so a guitar playing crocodile is definitely no problem. Here is a glimpse on some of the new characters in the book, or booklet actually, cos it's booklet with song lyrics to a cd that I am illustrating.
I am drawing with a Wacoom pen, which I bought in Bangkok many years ago while thinking, "I will never draw digitally, never, ever " but still for some weird reason I had to get it and for years I had that Wacoom tablet in my room staring at me making me feel guilty and greedy for buying it and never using it. But now it's my savior and I have to take it back, it's actually fun to draw digitally and I am slowly getting used to it and it has a different feel to it and I don't think I will ever want to choose, I like the challenge of working with both hand drawn and digital illustration and the different feel of the different mediums. Enough about that, here is Mr Crocodile and his guitar, not quite finished yet, but almost.
Sunday, 16 October 2011
I am illustrating a children's book at the moment and here is one of the characters that I am working on. I think that I have changed his color scheme about 20 times now, he has been a tricky one but I am now about to clean him up and finishing him of and then I will I start working on some Panda's doing work out.
Wish you all a nice Sunday!
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
I have a new Limited edition print out, it's called Sleeping Owl and is a mixed media design created with acrylic paint and photography. It's in a limited edition of 50 and each print is signed and numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The prints measure 59.4 x 84.1 cm and is printed on my favorite paper; Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper.
It will be available in my Online Shop from November.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
It's Sunday and I am working on some illustrations for Imse Vimse Spindel/Eensy Weensy Spider that will be in a children's book. I am playing around with the lay out and the colors at the moment, which will set the style and the color scheme of the rest of the book so, this if far from finished and I have a bunch of spiders with umbrellas that also want to be in the book waiting for their turn.
I really enjoy making characters so I am very glad that this project came my way. Now I should get back to my spiders, have a nice Sunday!