A young queen falls ill at the beginning of her reign. Initially unable to leave her bedroom, she fights against fear and hopelessness in her dreams. But as Kinsey grows strong she remains in the dream world, avoiding the kingdom she left behind … Take a peek inside: I’ve shared bits and pieces from Kinsey’sContinue reading “Kinsey’s Sword Sneak Peek”
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Creating the Title Page for Kinsey’s Sword
Here’s a look at some of the process I went through drawing the title page for Kinsey’s Sword. As it was the first spread I painted for the book I was still trying to capture the style of the illustrations. Initially I’d thought I’d add a lot more detail and move further away from theContinue reading “Creating the Title Page for Kinsey’s Sword”
Equitots Lanarkshire Pony Booklet
My sister and I were horse mad when we were younger, with model horses, multiple books, and notebooks filled with pony sketches and stories. I still ride, and (when I’m not in lockdown) volunteer with my local Riding for the Disabled group. So creating this booklet for Equitots Lanarkshire was a real pleasure! Lee gaveContinue reading “Equitots Lanarkshire Pony Booklet”
Inktober 2018 #04 – Anne
Persuasion is one of my favourite Jane Austen novels (I find it hard to choose between it and Pride and Prejudice) so I thought I’d draw Anne Elliot for day four. I wanted to draw her in a style similar to some of the cartoons of that time – lots of lines and hatching.
A few months ago I created a new logo for NarniaWeb, updating their lion so it can be used across more media. The previous logo was quite a small image that worked as part of the header to their website but didn’t work so well in videos or printed on t-shirts as it always hadContinue reading “NarniaWeb Lion”
Giveaway – Sea Girl Sticker
I’ve made some lovely vinyl stickers of my Sea Girl and I’m running giveaways on Twitter and Facebook! Head over there to have a chance at winning a sticker for yourself plus one for a friend. Four sets are available in total, two from Facebook and two from Twitter, and you can enter on both socialContinue reading “Giveaway – Sea Girl Sticker”
A friend of mine is cycling the Hebridean Way in September to raise funds for International Justice Mission, the largest casework-based anti-slavery organisation in the world. In exchange for donations she’s offering to iron and vacuum and mow lawns, so she commissioned me to create a drawing illustrating this! If you’re interested in sponsoring Arlene, youContinue reading “Charity Commission”
New Portfolio and Showreels
I now have a new portfolio and two new showreels online! My portfolio has a range of gesture and life drawings, concept sketches, and animal drawings as well as a range of final art from some of my projects. The showreels page has both a character animation and a motion graphics reel, both which featureContinue reading “New Portfolio and Showreels”
Though I’ve been working on a few different projects I can’t share much from them yet. So here are some drawings from my personal project, a story of mine that I’m illustrating. I posted some concepts for it back in February (see them here). I began with very loose digital sketches, brainstorming ideas for each page.Continue reading “Book Illustrations”
When I drew my previous profile picture back in February (!) I thought I’d try drawing a new one each month. Let’s see if I can get the next one done by December …
New Portfolio and Showreel
I thought it was time for an update of my portfolio and showreel! Here’s a peek: click on the image to view the full portfolio. My latest animation showreel, featuring Maya and paper animation: Music: “Dial Up” by Kris Oliver http://www.krisoliver.com Paper Animation (Photoshop / ToonBoom): All character, background and colour design by myself. MayaContinue reading “New Portfolio and Showreel”
Book Page Background
I’ve enjoyed creating this background. At first I was going to leave each strip the same (with the focus on the characters, who aren’t included here) but then I thought by cycling through the seasons I could have a better atmosphere.
Book Test Page
I’ve been writing and illustrating a book, and this is a test page from it. I’m pretty set on the colours I want to use, but I’m still trying to figure out how detailed I want to go. I quite like how this has turned out, but I think I need to clarify some areasContinue reading “Book Test Page”
Designs for Book Illustrations
I’ve been writing a book about dogs. Here are some of the designs I’ve been working on! And yes, there’s a dwarf hamster in it too.
I illustrate images for a blog – here are a couple of the sketches I did for it.
I’m thinking about illustrating a short story about Liffey using this style. I like how haphazard I can be using this digital pastel brush! This drawing is of Twoey and Liffey.
I’d like to work in this style more. I think I can be constricted by my line work sometimes and it was nice just using it as a base to work from!