Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Ellie's picture

I was commissioned to create a picture for my cousin's daughter who is now 4 years old! Hope she likes it. She wanted lots of pink creatures, butterflies and giraffes. You can also find her name (Elen), a trumpet, a Giant Anteater, a Mole, a Bullfinch, a Roseate Spoonbill, a Whitethroat, a Robin, a Long-eared Owl, a Fox with a top hat (of course) and two Badgers, amongst other things...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas card and Creative Tuesdays

A design for a Christmas card, with local landmarks as a backdrop. Poor, neglected Ghost Blog :-)

I just added this to the Twelve days of Christmas theme for Creative Tuesdays:

Monday, 5 September 2011

Part of a new project I'm doing about wildlife in London. A bit of an experiment with a different pen (not the fineline pens I usually use) for a change and no watercolour... I quite like the results so far, the very simple image created.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sketchbook Ghosts

This is an old ghost image from my sketchbook which may be used for some flyers advertising a Halloween film night locally. No pay, but it's nice that something hidden away in a dusty old sketchbook is being seen by people!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Happy Birthday Luke!

I made this image for Luke, my cousin's son who is 6 on Sunday. According to his mum, I needed to include some dangerous animals and also some that he'd seen around... so this is the result. His name is hidden somewhere in the picture too. I hope he likes it!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Cat goes to another world

Trying out 9B pencil, for fun... I quite like the smoothness of the line, the way different pressures can create different types of line, texture etc. It seems good for creating ambiguity, darkness and the sense of movement. Not sure about the smudginess but maybe that's part of the charm. I think I'll try a few more illustrations with this pencil.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Book illustrations!

It's 5th from the left, the light blue cover - Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? by David Turner

Crow by the roadside

Great Bustard displaying
Great Crested Grebes dancing
This is the David Turner book Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? (Summersdale Publishing) that I did a series of black and white bird illustrations for in the winter. I took a photo of this copy in Waterstone's, Greenwich town centre, today. My first ever published book illustrations!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

summer wedding

This is an image for a Badger wedding in June! The drawing was used for the invitations and took a while, so were a bit late being sent out. The image progressed, as you can see, from a basic outline through to tentative colours and then the finished coloured image, with lots of creatures in the picture from the UK and Taiwan. The animals each represent people or experiences. The Badgers represent the same people as the two Hares under the tree.