Tuesday 23 November 2010

... and she carried her home...

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I don't know where the line '... and she carried her home...' came from. I doodled the lady with the cat and the line of text floated into my head.
Above is the final illustration, taken from my original sketchbook page.

Monday 22 November 2010

Wednesday 17 November 2010


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Another little experiment in using my original sketches and turning that into a final piece. In this instant I doodled the little girl whilst waiting for a file to save in Photoshop. I drew her quickly and with biro which is something I very rarely use.
I then scanned her in and coloured her digitally in Photoshop. I'm actually quite pleased with the result as it still has the energy of the original sketch which can so often be lost when creating final, 'tidy' pieces.

What inspired me to create this picture is this piece of music from the film The Chorus. I'm quite often inspired by music. I can remember going to see a classical music concert when I was little. I didn't really want to go, but when I was there I just sat listening and enjoying the stories and images the music created in my head. They are often random little pictures, with bits I don't quite understand - why is the little girl above carrying a steaming teapot in her basket for example? But that's the fun of it - getting the drawing down and wondering about the story later!

I do love a good mystery!

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Circus Girls...

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Two versions of the same picture.
Top picture has be created using my original pencil sketch and colouring it digitally in Photoshop.
The bottom picture is a mixture of ink, watercolour and gouache on paper, scanned in a placed on a digital background.

Thursday 11 November 2010

Illustration Friday: Afterwards...

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Mystic Maude - Communicator with the Afterlife...

Friday 5 November 2010

Something glittery and girly for a Friday morning...

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Have a sparkly weekend!

Sketchbook Update 2

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More sketchbook doodles!

Sketchbook Update 1

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A selection of my recent sketchbook doodles.
Mostly drawn whilst on holiday recently - a good way to pass the time on a 10 1/2 hour plane journey!
More to follow....