Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Wild Scottish Haggis!

Almost forgot to blog this Tuesday! I'm currently working on a new sample and vignette, which will be finished shortly. All I can say for now is that it involves ducks. In the meantime, here's a Wild Scottish Haggis. If your on Twitter follow @HelloBroccoli, for Saturday Scribbles- a weekly illustration event; like illustration Friday...but a Saturday! Hopefully I'll have time to submit something this week, seeing as the theme is Chinese New Year! http://thenewbroccoliblog.wordpress.com/saturday-scribbles/

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Twitter and Beavers

After my last illustration of the biking beavers, I found that Scotland has it's own Scottish Beaver Trial; in which it aims to bring Beavers back to the countryside. I don't believe I've ever seen the creature in real life, so in the summer I might have to take a trip over to Argyll and find them! The Trial works hard to restore the habitats of Beavers as well as educating the public on them, which I think is brilliant. The trial recently won a Conservation Award, which is why he's wearing a medal. (Hopefully one day we'll have the Scottish Bear Trial!)

In other news, I have a twitter account! So follow me there at: https://twitter.com/n_rimmington

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Bear and the Brolly

I've spent the past few days working on different styles and techniques, using more traditional materials (graphite sticks, water colour and pencils). It's been a while since I've done work like this, but it makes a nice change to staring at my screen. We've been having a fair bit of rain recently, and Mr. Bear sums up my thoughts exactly.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

New Sample: WIP

I've been busy this week practicing textures. It's been tricky, but I think I'm starting to get somewhere with them. I'm getting a little better with 'outdoor' colours too. I think I need to improve my colour contrasts, but I've been staring at this piece for so long it's getting hard to tell. Will revist this piece, as I really want to add it to my portfolio. Note to self: add more leaves.

I'm also thinking about setting up a Twitter account, as I'm not sure many people use blogger. So next month I might just have an account...
Oh, and here's the original sketch and close-up:

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A New Year: New Sample

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! As it was my friend birthday on the 5th (and mine tomorrow!), I've decided to do a sample of monsters at a birthday party. You may remember the monsters from a previous sample, but this time Croc has been turned orange, as he didn't fit the background. I was trying to make my work more colourful, and I think I've managed it. Next I need to work on putting textures into my work, which is something I'm a little wary of, because I don't want it to look too over the top, or bad...We'll see.
Expect many new characters (and the return of a few old ones) this year. Aiming to do a new sample every week, which will be uploaded on a Tuesday. So, until next Tuesday....