Posts tagged illustration
Whales need to be very careful about where they play...

Here's a new image from the prawns and bees book. This one is of a ship accidentally bumping into a whale while it's playing hide and seek with a seal. 
Here's the sketch first up so you can get an idea of how this image began.

And below is the final image, all tucked away and ready for bed.

I'm thinking I might take a break from it for a short bit and put some work into the other book which has been neglected for a while now. A fresh head on it I hope will make the difference and allow me to really get ahead on it.

New Images from my Book...

I’m still beavering away on my book. Here are several of my latest pictures.

Prawns and Bee’s really had nothing much to do with each other but would always wave to each other whenever the chance arose.

Bee’s are very sensitive creatures and can tell if someone is happy, sad or as mad as a fruitcake!

Not much is known about how Prawns feel emotionally but anecdotally there’s much evidence to support a popular theory of aquamarine empathy.

Mr Shiny enters mid-stage.

Here's the first image completed from my children's picture book I've been planning for, well, bloody years now, `Mr Shiny has stories: How Prawns and Bee's became best friends'.   I'm trying to get it done between Critter pics, of which I've a new one stewing in my scone, just working out the details.

I've a bit of a quandary though and I'd love some feedback on this. I want to sell this, when it's all done, from Amazon and the Apple iBook Store, (and print too hopefully) them being all international and such like, should I call it How Shrimp and Bees's became best friends?  Because I think it's only us and the poms who call them prawns. Though I may be wrong. It might be just an Aussie thing.

I'm looking forward to hearing your opinions. 

A new Critter for the collection

Here's a new `Critter' image for the slowly growing collection.

And boy is it slow. Life has a way of getting in the way of plans. I had hoped to have enough images by mid year to begin selling at the markets here in Newcastle. Doing two versions of the one image slowed me down a bit. My `Artistic' advisor suggested I try selling sketches of my work as she felt they had more `life' and `energy'. We argued. I said `let me do both and do a feedback test on Facebook'.
She won.  (She always does).

So here's the first official one in my new style, and I'll get to work on some more. 

Critters - Gamble