Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Hey, You're Dead!

Perhaps this is inspired by the Mexican 'Dia de los Muertos', or perhaps it isn't. The first one.

I do like the idea of a happy death. With trumpets. Once again, this is one where my initial colour studies made the illustration look a lot different to the finished piece.

Monday, 15 February 2010


Two versions of one image. I think I'm leaning more towards the first one...I think the black just makes it a bit more striking. And I'm totally all about the strike.
Just trying something a bit different to what I usually do here...

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Masks and Stuffed Toys.

Melancholy, I know.
It was the green eyes on the masks that made me want to do this illustration, the green eyes I tells ya!!
Whilst I'm very busy doing children's book illustrations and development work, I'm trying to fit in a bit more 'editorial' themed illustrations in my spare time just to keep practiced and drawing people. I love drawing animals, and it's great fun to try and put some human personality into the animals, but for my own sake I'm trying to make sure I keep drawing humans as well!

Friday, 5 February 2010


It's all starting to make sense.

I was actually quite dissapointed with how this turned out. Perhaps I didn't work on it for long enough, or think about it enough, but as it is personal work, and I really wasn't getting a good vibe from it, I decided to leave it as it is and put it down to practice. My colour thumbnails look a lot better, unfortunately. Isn't it always the way...

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Trying to convince my mind just to relax a little, even though it keeps telling me it can't...