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.

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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 social media sites. The competition ends at 8am BST on Monday the 11th of June 2018.

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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, you can find out more on her donation page.

This was a fun commission. I’d love to create more like this.

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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 feature work I haven’t yet posted on the site. I’ve also added a storyboards page where I’ve collected together some of my story work.

The image above is from a map I created for the beginning of the feature film The Gaelic King. I hope you enjoy taking a look at what I’ve been up to!

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. Next I took my favourite sketches and refined them into a page for the book. (You can see how this drawing, originally portrait, has turned into a spread.) The stage I’m at now is creating more detailed sketch layers for each page. I’ll then go back over them with the rough brush; I want to try and create a finish somewhere between the detail of the final image and the contrast and looseness of the first two.

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New Profile

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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.

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My latest animation showreel, featuring Maya and paper animation:

Music: “Dial Up” by Kris Oliver www.krisoliver.com

Paper Animation (Photoshop / ToonBoom): All character, background and colour design by myself.

Maya – Personal Project (1): Character (Morpheus) from here: www.joshburton.com/projects/morpheus.asp, chair prop provided by Aardman.

Maya – Personal Project (2): Horse rig by Tomasz Jurczyk and Carlos Contreras, from www.mothman-td.com/portfolio_items/horse_rig/

Maya – Aardman / NFTS: All characters and props provided by Aardman.

All sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk

Book Page Background

Page BackgroundI’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

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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 areas more and I definitely need to work on the poses of the characters.

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I illustrate images for a blog – here are a couple of the sketches I did for it.

Twoey and LiffeyI’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.

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