Sunday, 13 November 2016
I have been busy with ad agency deadlines all week and finally this evening, got around to colouring my illustration for Save Our Souls magazine. It will support an article about ash dieback written by Charlotte Dixon in issue 3 (out early December 2016).
Sunday, 6 November 2016
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Monday, 31 October 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
It's that time of year again, where artists who draw with ink sign up to do a drawing a day and post it online for all to see and marvel at. I started off not worrying too much about where I was going with it this year. From experience creating expectations out of thin air can create failure just as much as success. Day two I came up with a character who was either evil or a guardian and I wasn't sure if he was there to protect the child or sacrifice her (see what I mean about creating expectation).
Not all the drawings are included here as some were better than others, check out my Twitter or my Instagram feeds if you want to see everything. These drawings are done as an added extra to the working day so I wasn't going to get into 'redrawing and designing things until they look right mode' they are created day by day and I have no real idea where they are going.
As you can see I hit upon using cut outs as they find their way in to our universe, this saved me time having to draw backgrounds and made #inktober a bit more experimental, talking of which Day 7 I ordered a couple of Parallel Pens from Cult Pens. I had been using a Platinum Carbon Pen up until then but was getting itchy to be a bit more expressive in my mark making. I had seen a few artists I follow on social media using Parallel Pens and decided to give them a go, Cult Pens being great delivered them the next day. The timing was spot on and aligned with the character's travelling into a Parallel Pen Universe.