Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Illustration Friday: Diary

Dear Diary, today I contributed an illustration to IF for the first time!

Monday, 5 July 2010

I hear Violins

More character designs

These are slightly tighter sketches for a few different characters.

A beastly game played by gentlemen

Rugby ace - Montgomery Chesterfield III.  Lord of Chesterfield Manor and Scrum-Half for the Mighty Chappy-Splats!!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

February Sketches Part 1

A new month brings with it a new selection of sketches.

I tend to sketch using soft coloured pencils, this helps me to resist the temptation of adding in too much detail.  Working in a 'looser' manner means that I can concentrate on getting the basic shapes and composition right, and I can go back and add any necessary details afterwards, if needed.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

January Sketching Part 5

Oh yes, and these too.....

January Sketching Part 4

Just got these uploaded in time.....

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A Chinese Duck

Last summer I was asked to come up with a mascot for a local school PTA who were taking part in a fund raiser.  The main part of the days event was a sponsored dragon boat race accross Bewl Water Resevoir.
The mascot who was later named 'Parky' was put on t-shirts, balloons etc, and the school's stand also had a 'life-sized' Parky for kids to have their picture taken with.

Parky is his own creation, but he does have a 'hint' of Daffy, a 'splash' of Donald and a 'tea spoon' of Count Duckula added in.

Here are a few photos taken on the day...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

January Sketching Part 3

and even more....

January Sketching Part 2

Some more of the same....

This month I have been sketching people - my favorite subject matter!

January Sketching Part 1

Here are a selection of sketches from the last 20 days or so....