IF: Layers

Friday, 25 February 2011

and layers and layers and LAYERS...

..of sandwich.

I always wanted a sandwich like this, the more barbaric you look eating something, the better it tastes. Worth noting, this is a SLT, seitan, lettuce & tomato. He never had a taste for bacon.

I've been so busy I missed the IF deadline, even though I did this for it :( Sadness. Now I have to run back to uni to work on like, four different projects with teeny tiny deadlines! I get lethargic if I sleep more than six hours a night, anyway!

Word to your mothers -xxx-

Where it Starts, never Where it Finishes

Sunday, 20 February 2011

I love the act of drawing, especially like this, with a stubby little pencil & a SWHOOSH & SWISH & scribblescribblescribblescribble, it's like, BIG movement, rather than little fiddly, finicky rubbish.

My sketching is definitely more 'realistic' than my finals, but I think the sense of shape & exaggeration is still in there somewhere. I always worry about old chestnuts of 'having more than one style', but at my crit last week people not only liked these but said you could tell they were by the same illustrator! So now I'm encouraged to show them occasionally, starting with these.

I use these to 'get to know' things I'm working with, learn the shapes, the personality etc. The birds are from a current kids book project (stay tuned!)

even more satisfying than drinking wine someone else paid for.

IF: Sweater

Thursday, 17 February 2011

My other says I don't ever draw human characters that aren't little girls in huge baggy jumpers or coats.

HA HA HA PROVED YOU oh...dear...

Illustration Friday!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, 14 February 2011

Had to keep it a sekrit 'til now so the surprise wasn't ruined for the one this is intended for ;D

I don't know if chilli-bum makes this mature content or not. And it IS a bum. Does it look like a bum to you? Lovely One couldn't tell what it was...I'd rather hoped for a reaction closer to giddy elation than to confusion.
THAT'S what you get for surprise gushings of snuggly-wuggly-shoopuffy-love-fluffs in these modern times I suppose.