Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Colouring digitally

Today I've made my first attempt at digital rendering using my very clever new Wacom tablet!

 Original pencil sketch

Rosie and Russell character development

Here are some more of the sketches I've been doing of Rosie and Russell this week...

IF: Teacher

This week I've been drawing these characters, called Rosie and Russell. I usually draw animal characters but I designed Rosie and Russell in my final year at ECA to show that I can draw child characters too. I wanted to use them for this week's Illustration Friday but the word "teacher" made it a bit tricky since they are too young for school! So the link might be a bit precarious but here is Rosie teaching Russell how to share!

Illustrate It

I have entered a competition to illustrate a new children's picture book, called 'The Incredible Chapore'. To enter I had to read the story (aimed at 3-7 year olds) and design a front cover for it. Here is what I came up with...

The first round is decided by the public through online votes and a winner is then chosen by the judges from the three most popular entries.

You can read the story here:

...and VOTE for me here! (Please!):
I'm 4th row, 3rd from the left :) Voting closes on August 26th!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Kitten drawings

I've been wanting to try out Promarkers for a while and recently got a few to see how I get on with them. These drawings of kittens were my first attempt and I think I'll be using them a lot more!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Katie's seasons/ Illustration Friday: Freeze

 Katie in Winter

This illustration I made a few months ago popped into my head when I saw this week's IF word "freeze." (The colours have turned out awful on the IF website for some reason!) I then realised I hadn't posted any of the series it belongs to (blame the stress of Degree Show preparation), so here they are..!

Katie in Spring

 Katie in Summer

 Katie in Autumn