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.