Sunday, 30 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
I hope you didn't think it was me that was the unhappy bunny!
I was meaning the grumpy old White Rabbit from Alice.... who as we know is always running rather late and is constantly in fear of the Queen of Hearts!
After the topic of EARLY for this week's Illustration Friday, I automatically thought what would I do for LATE? I guess the White Rabbit is a little obvious but I fancied having a go at him... so here he is a quick pencil sketch... photoshopped to within an inch of it's life! (only joking.... just a smidge of PS!) Hope you like him!
Have a great long weekend! Jen
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Here's my offering for this week's Illustration Friday topic, EARLY.
I've spent many years working through the night only to be serenaded in the wee housrs by the 'dawn chorus' of little birdies (or tweets, as they are affectionately known in our house). It's a beautiful time of day...... the sky is just lightening and the air is cool and fresh and the only sound is that of the first birdsong of the day! Enjoy!!!
Have a great week! Jen
Monday, 17 May 2010
This is a sketch for this week's Illustration Friday topic 'EQUIPMENT'.
I was thinking nearly every job uses some sort of equipment or other..... some more than others (artist's can't get enough equipment!!!.....). So here's a tonal sketch of a little witch at midnight, she's surrounded by all her paraphernalia.... broomstick, wand, cauldron, spell books etc. I think I'd quite like to do a watercolour version of this....oh and I might tweak the composition an itsy bitsy bit too! Anyway hope you like her?!?
Have fun! Jen
Here's a cheerful little birdy. I got carried away sketching the other day and from my pencil popped this little chap! I quite like him so I played with him in Photoshop and came up with this..... I've got a few more ideas for him swirling aroung my head so maybe watch this space and I'll post some more soon!
Have a great day! Jen
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Here's my first attempt at this week's Illustration Friday topic 'FEARLESS'.
I say first attempt, as this was one of those drawings you just HAVE to do before you even attempt to sketch any other ideas. Believe me I have numerous ideas for this week's topic (more in a humourous, light-hearted vein) but my mind kept saying NO! draw this one first and then maybe I'll let you have a go at some of the others!!! I know who's the boss when it comes to putting an artistic block on things so I gave in and drew this cute little sleeping baby.
I suppose what's at the back of my mind is being fearless really relates to being unaware of things that need to be feared. From an early age we grow into our fears, some learned, some taught and others imagined but when we are born we don't know anything other than when we are tired, hungry or uncomfortable (I won't go into detail there!)..... so my head kept saying illustrate the fearless state of complete innocence.... so I did!
I will hopefully add another take on this topic in the next day or two.... now that the above little chap is out of the way! I hope you like him?!?
Have fun! Jen
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Here's a drawing of a beautiful cat called Nike. I always wonder how cat's are able to give such distainful looks without any effort on their part. It's somehow like us human's just don't come up to scratch (although we are useful as scratching posts!) .... I think they put up with us 'cos' we're useful and occasionally amuse them!
Hope you like him! Jen
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Here's my take on this week's Illustration Friday topic ' Cocoon'.
I imagine it must be rather strange going to sleep in one body only to wake up with a completely different one, especially one with wings! (I could do with some wings sometimes!)
Have fun! Jen