Friday, 30 January 2015

George's Dragon Concept

Since last blog I've been working on commissions, but I've also had time to work on some personal illustrations. I've been playing around with the idea of my own picture book based on DRAGONS. Well, a large red dragon. I'm still working through concepts and styles, but this is my initial idea. I've got lots of sketching and writing to do before returning to character designs, but hopefully will be able to work towards this!

close up: kid due to change

For once I've got a back log of work to upload on here! So here's a late Tapir for Animal Sunday, done the other week...

AND I'm also going to be returning to 'Scaredy Squirrel and The Haunted House' concept from last year (which you may remember a thumbnail of). More Updates soon!!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

First illustrations of the year..

I beat my own deadline! I'm currently working on a commission that involves a racing turtle, but I loved drawing them so much I wanted to draw some in the 'clean digital style'. I'm still not brave enough with the contrasts, so hoping to get better as the year goes along.
In the meantime I'm working on a concept for my own picture book. Out of nowhere it came to me, and now I'm determined to do it!

I've also worked on a quick picture for #colour_collective by @PennyNevilleLee, and this weeks colour was Ultramarine! So I might try and keep this style up for each week. Feeling really on top of illustration right now, so hopefully I can keep it this way!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015


It's been so long I've forgotten how to use blogger! Happy New Year to you all, and a big thank to anyone who still reads my posts. Last year was a rather good year for me, I had a lot more commissions and have worked on some great projects. It's my aim this year to produce a lot LOT more work, really improve my portfolio and plan my time better. Yes, it's a cliche but if I plan things out a little better, I'll have time to do portfolio/experiment illustrations rather than working flat out on other stuff.

I have lots of plans for illustrations including:

* 'ZOO ANIMAL SUNDAY!' -where every sunday I draw an animal from Edinburgh Zoo. The only question is which animal to start with.

* Work on a new portfolio illustration each week

*And mid-year set up a website/online store for myself!

That's do-able right? Which means you'll now get a blog update every week!
Next blog post: 19th Jan