Wednesday, 17 December 2008

maths Aliens for kids






Here is a selection of the 12 alien characters I created for a young children's teachers aid. They each have a set of multiplication tables on their bellies and will be used as posters and such in the UK. They were so much fun to create! I think young kids should love them :)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

A Celtic/Oriental feel


I created this character today. She started as an old sketch I did years ago (while I was still at school, I think). I thought that she was worth re-visiting. For such a quick image I thik I'm really happy with her. Her costume and setting is kind of a clash between oriental and celtic, but I think it works OK. She has kind of a Briar Rose look about her.

Geisha


Here is an image I created in Adobe Illustrator a few months ago. I'm still not completely happy with it, but like so many of my images, it will probably just be left as is (at least for the time being). I may come back to her and add some more detail and colour. I think she is too bland for a geisha - she needs more colour!!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Back to Basics...


It has been a long while between posts I know! I thought I would start off again by refreshing my basic skills. Here is a really quick pencil portrait from my sketchbook. I thought I would copy one of my favourite old portraits. The original just intregued me - and I had to copy it! Well, they do say; if you're going to copy - copy from the best! Hope you like it :)

Monday, 30 June 2008

Dancer girls




I have been illustrating some dancer characters. Each character has a different dance style, everything from ballet - to street and hip hop. This is such a fun project, I love costumes, and I think dancing showcases some of the best!

Some developments on my comic characters






I must admit that this project has been placed on the back-bench for quite some time!!
But, here are just a couple more images that I have done. I figure if I post them here, it may remind me to get back into the project! Hopefully it works :)

Squirrel and possum



I did the top illustration late last year, for my uncle and auntie in England. They have the most beautiful back garden. As we don't get squirrels in Australia, one of my favourite things while I was staying in England was to watch the squirrels go about their business.
Underneath is a cartoon I did of an Australian ring-tail possum. Also, extreemly cute creatures. This possum was done as a concept for a children's book I'm currently illustrating. While this particular illustration won't be used, I thought it was quite cute.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Handbag Butler


Click image for a bigger and better view :)
Here is an illustration I have recently completed for a new product called 'Handbag-Butler'. The product is one of those jewelled hooks that you can hand off a table when you are out. You hang your handbag off these hooks, which makes them easily accesible and of course keeps them off the dirty floor! This is a little image I created to illustrate how the product works.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Gold Fish in watercolour


First of all, let me just say "WOW - time passes so quickly!!" I cannot believe it is May already, that means I have not posted on this blog in 5 months! I have been doing so much more illustration work - but this seems to be all that I have on this computer at the moment. This is a watercolour and Ink painting I did perhaps two or three months ago. I quite like the design, and it was good to paint something by hand again! Although I am a little out of practise now!