Monday, 30 April 2007
Here is something a little bit different. This is a character, Mary-Kay I created a couple of years ago. She started out just as a marker illustration, but I thought that was just a little too boring. So instead I created this collage from pieces of material.
I would like to say that I cut each piece of material out myself - but I can't. I tried, but it was too hard and too boring. Instead, I cheated and scanned in the original sketch of Mary-Kay, and various pieces of material. I then imported them all into Photoshop and used the sketch as a template to 'cut' or 'punch' through the material. And there you have it - Mary-Kay, material girl.
Thursday, 26 April 2007
Friday, 20 April 2007
These are what happen. If ever I have a spare few hours, Digiters are born. I suppose they have become an obsession. But, that isn't such a bad thing - what else would I do with that time?
The top one was inspired by a photo of an African woman I saw. She had the most beautiful eyes, and stunning blue-black skin.
The second, Labyrinth. My most favourite movie of all time!
The third is the Little Mermaid. She was illustated with 'Alice' for the chocolate box - but she hasn't been recovered yet.
My trademark illustration! I can't believe I forgot it until now, it should have been on my first post.
This is Alice. I originally created her for a chocolate box design called 'Old Classics.' But, the box was never completed, and for around four months Alice went un-used. After this time, I decided to use her for the cover of the children's classic "Alice Through the Looking-Glass.' Since then, Alice has been used as my personal trade-mark. You can find her on my bisiness card, portfolio, and now on my blog! I hope you like her, she has served me well.
Wednesday, 18 April 2007
Here are two Digiters I did for friends. Basically, one friend gave me still-shots from a movie, and the other said "could you do pengiuns?"
So here are the results. The movie-still piece needs some work done still. The two characters don't look sinister enough, and I forgot the all-important duct-tape!! (Fans of the film will understand!) So, with some minor adjustments to the illustration - I think it will be just about finished.
Here are some portraits I have done. Using Adobe Illustrator, and my much loved Wacom, I create these from photos. It is a style I have developed over the years, and is constantly evolving into something new. These are basically digital caricatures, so I have dubbed them 'Digiters.' Recently I entered an illustration competition. I used this same style, I illustrated a cafe scene - but, because of the difference in subject it looks very different!
I have accepted many requests as to who I should illustrare next - and more are always welcome!
Saturday, 14 April 2007
This is my first Blog site, so please bare with me while I find my way around!
Here I will be posting my artwork and illustration, and whatever else I find of interest, I suppose.
I don't know yet.
So, welcome to Retrocharrm Art!
Influenced by the ever so charming artwork of the 40's and 50's, I like to create artwork and illustration that is a little bit different. You will find that portraits are a favourite subject of mine. But, I am hoping to branch out into other subjects soon.