Monday, 16 July 2012

Girl a day

Here is another girl, still trying to better myself as an artist.
Hope you like this quick doodle xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Been awhile

It's been awhile since I've properly sat down and drew something.

The other day I got myself a hair magazine, no I'm not getting a hair cut. Though I could do with one. :)
I'm going to use it to draw from and get better at drawing faces and hair yay!

Here is a quick little doodle I did today, I haven't drawn in so long! I was so rusty my hand would not draw the line I wanted! Grr

Friday, 13 July 2012

Happy Friday 13th

Hay everyone!

Happy Friday the 13th, I hope nothing to unlucky happened  to you today.
Strange fact, I find that 13 is one of my lucky numbers along with 27. 

Here is a quick little doodle for this unlucky day.

Done in watercolours and a bit of pen.


Toodles xxxx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Busy Weeks, Hairy Wall!

Such busy weeks!

I have finished Uni for good now, bye bye  Plymouth University.
I am now officially and Illustrator eeek!  
Here are my photos from my degree show.

It took me four days to draw all that hair on in gold pen!

The begining....

The projection of my line art

And here is my progress little by little.

Look at all the pens I used!

Any way this was my wall, it is all gone now :(
I hope you don't mind the giant photo dump.
Toodles xx

p.s and you know what? I'd happily do it all again, its such fun to draw on a wall!!!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Little Mermaid Coloured

The Little Mermaid in full colour from my Hairy Tale series.
I based her facial makings off different sea creatures but mainly the Red Lion Fish, then I matched the face markings with the hair colour to help make her look more natural. I wanted her to look quite alien, foreign and not the norm.

Screen Printed line art with watercolour on blotting paper

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Little Mermaid Screen Printed

Here is The Little Mermaid screen printed on blotting paper.

I really like how this came out, and will look just as good as the others in the coloured version.
The markings on her face will look apart of her once she is coloured.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Under the Sea

The next in the series of Hairy Tales is The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson.

A few weeks ago I already posted her line art so here is the little mermaid with the objects in her hair.
I wanted to look as if her hair is floating underwater, I also liked how my own little version of the sea witch came out. I hope you like it all too :)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Beast Full Colour

Here is Beast in full colour. The shading of his hair took awhile.
I like how shiny and glossy his mane looks.
You are going to have to full view to see the little details, some reason in smaller view it makes them look grey or white.

I hope you like him.

Screen printed line art and watercolour on blotting paper.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Beast Screen printed

Here is Beast from my Hairy Tales series, in all his screen printed glory!

He took quite a while to draw out. His face had so many little lines.
Well I hope you like him, I'm pleased with how he turned out.
He is lighter than Snow White mainly because his mane isn't black it going to be brown. :)

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The Head of Beast

After all those doodles and unfinished drawings of Beast's head I did draw one I liked. Woot Woot!

So here he is....

You may have noticed I like sketching in blue pencil, I find it helps me keep the drawings cleaner. :)

The next part I had problems with was how to make the hair flow like Snow White's.
Here Are some more funny looking drawings of me trying to sort that out.

This I have named Snake Beast as well he looks like a snake, don't worry I fixed him. I think I just got carried away with drawing all his hair.

Yay this is finished Beast now next is all the objects from his story.
I hope you like him

Toodles xxx


Monday, 11 June 2012

Beast Doodles

So once Snow White was out of the way I moved onto the tale, "Beauty and the Beast" one of my favourite stories in all its many forms.

I was going to do Belle but in the original story she wasn't described very much or at all, and I wanted to stay away from doing Disney fan art. 
So I thought I should mix it up and do Beast instead.

Here are my doodles and drawings of me trying to figure out what the hell I wanted Beast to look like.
I know I wanted him furry so I looked at tons of lions, but I wanted him to be quite mythical so crazy horns and snake tongues was the way forward!

These images would normally be shoved in a deep dark draw somewhere but some made me giggle specially the one where he looks like a ghost, so I thought I'd share them with you too.
Because everyone needs a giggle.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Snow White Coloured

Just a little post to show you my final all screen printed and coloured.

Im really pleased how this came out.
I water coloured it on blotting paper,  its a must try!
Blotting paper is my new fave paper, shame its more expensive than normal cartridge paper. I found it blends the watercolours nicely and no need for large scale washes. Win win :)

Snow White from my Hairy Tale series, my own interpretation from the text from Brothers Grimm. 

Friday, 8 June 2012

I'm Still Alive

Hay everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in aaaaaaages, I've been super busy with finishing work and putting up my end of degree show.

So the next few posts will be all the work I wanted to put up but just lacked the time.
I guess thats what happens when I'm in the studio from 10am to 11pm.

So below is Snow White from my Hairy Tales series all drawn out and has been screen printed.
I hope you like her, the tests I did earlier where I tried out different pens really helped.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

The Little Mermaid

Here is the line art for The Little Mermaid image I'm working on.

I've been so busy that I haven't posted any images of Beast or the finished illustration of Snow White.

But very soon I will post all of what I've been working on.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Screen Printing Testers

Hay everyone,

This week I've been testing my line art for the Hairy Tales image I posted a few weeks ago.
Make sure you click to see all the details, its funny how each time I drew the old lady she turned out different =) 

Here are the left are testers of different pens I could use for the light fixing process in screen printing. 
On the right is how it screen printed on blotting paper, and some little colour tests on my favourite ones.

Left: Shows different pens of normal tracing paper             

Right: shows the screen printed lines on blotting paper with colour added with watercolour

Below is some more tests but this time drawn on mark  resist  paper, it was beautiful to draw on my it costs a lot. Like before it was screen printed on to blotting paper with come colour added with watercolour.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Penguin Book Cover

I know I haven't posted in awhile, I've been busy working on many other things.

I recently finished this book cover for the Puffin children's book cover prize. 

Wow I spent so much time on it.

I went with a theme of Snow White, I love the red apple.

Here it is!

Click to see everything.

It is all screen printed, then all the elements were put together in photoshop. The background texture I did myself with a mixture of glue and paint.
Im really pleased with the out come.

Toodles xx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Happy easter

There was this competition to illustrate on an egg 
over at doodlers anonymous 

click the link below to vote for my egg please =)

normal chicken eggs painted white with a biro doodle 

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Doodles animals

Hay everyone =)

Today I entered a competition if you feel nice please vote for me.

oh and I did some animal doodles.

done it my rotring pen and a bit of watercolour, 'coz black and white is boring. =)