Posts tagged Illustration
Happy Mothers Day!

Apparently it's mothers day very soon so in the interests of all those who have `complicated' relations with their mother, here's an updated version of a picture I did a few years ago from my alien species, `Critterz' series, and some of the original sketches on paper I used to work from.


My Drawing process

I draw out a very, very rough lot of shapes first off to see how the image is positioned. Sometimes this helps to clarify an idea I have. Working digitally now means I can sketch in elements and apply them where I want later. 

I'm still getting used to drawing conceptually on the Wacom tablet. Really it's much easier to draw (conceptually) on a one but there's a sort of mental hurdle to get over as much as I try to deny it.  I'm just used to paper. It's ridiculous I know, but there really is a mental divide I've noticed between those of us who are relatively late to computers verses younger people who have grown up with them.

I really wish I could `cntrl - Z' my mistakes on paper rather than using the eraser, now that would be cool.

The original `Red' version where I think I went a bit overboard on making it too alien.

The original `Red' version where I think I went a bit overboard on making it too alien.

Final version...

After mulling it over I decided the original colour scheme was a bit too intense for an image about nurturing and motherhood. My ideas on what was `alien' got in the way of seeing the image for what it really was - and so, softer colours that I still hope, portray a sense of the alien as well.

And here's the final, rendered image. Updated with some colour tweeks.

And here's the final, rendered image. Updated with some colour tweeks.

Prawn World Lives!

It's been some time between postings and here's why. This is the latest image from the Children's book I'm working on, `Mr Shiny has Stories: How Prawns and Bees became best friends’.  And this - is `Prawn World'
- It's where Prawns live!! (durrrr) 

I've been working on this since October last year and omigawd it's good to finish it. And now it's time to get in and finish the next thirty two or so. Constructive comments are most welcome - so over to you...

Bee World Lives!

I'm a bit brain fried at the moment but happy and that's due to finishing a quite large image for Mr Shiny's story of how Prawns and Bee's became best friends.

Here are the two latest images from the book.

 

 BEES LIVE UP...

There's around two months of work in these two so with Prawn world to come, I guess you may see that one some time around December.