Thursday, 20 January 2011

Sleepy Hedgehog

He looks more like he is sleeping on a sunflower head than a bed of leaves.... anyway it still looks quite pretty and was mostly an experiment at giving my work a bit of a 3D quality. Very fun, but the leaves were a pain to cut out!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Graduation Owl

Last week my mum mentioned knitting a graduation day owl once. So I made one. He even has a detachable hat he can throw in the air (I would be quite tempted to animate him if I had the time).
I quite enjoyed going through all my graduation photos again for reference... good day :) Rainy, but good.

Monday, 17 January 2011

I.F Chicken

I haven't done one for ages, but upon seeing that this weeks Illustration Friday prompt was Chicken, I couldn't resist doing a tribute to my lovely Stanley Rooster, he died a couple of years back and I still miss him lots. He had his moods, (particularly in the mornings) but he was the sweetest chicken ever. Here he is doing what he did best :)

Saturday, 15 January 2011


The same bear as before. I ended up putting this little illustration on the back of the previously mentioned card, although originally it was an alternate design for the cover.

Teddy Bear

Commissioned card illustration. There is text in the white space. But it has been edited off, to keep the identity of the person who will eventually recieve this card a secret ;)

Experimental Cats

I'm constantly trying to think of new imagery I can use on my gift tags, cards etc. Recently I've been trying to consider the importance of shape more often, and I love trying to do very simplistic things at the moment. So that led to this pair of illustrations.
I've started developing the cutout technique I used here, and so now I am using it in a couple of other ongoing projects.

Friday, 7 January 2011

New Year Update

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

As well as visiting Winter Fayres, I spent most of December working on a "2011 Guinea Pig Calendar" as a Christmas present. I'm quite happy with it although I started to run out of time by the end so there are a few images I would possibly make a few more changes to if I had the chance! A sample page is below:

And here are all twelve of the images:

Finally, here are a couple of Christmas cards that I did: