Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Just Atmospheric Silhouette Stuff

Very very sunny!

Here are some illustrations I did...indoors. 
I quite enjoy creating silhouetty-like stuff, You can create very eerie atmospheric art by simply layering shapes and receding colour (very very easily!). The piece right at the  bottom was experimental, just having fun. It was inspired by a print I saw somewhere. It was of a painting of one of those kitsch rural scenes of countryside, lakes and trees. I wanted to include a Fox somewhere, (and text) but it just wouldn't fit into the composition so I made a whole new one - The Fox Mum. It's quite a nostalgic piece as it reminds me of a cartoon I used to watch called 'Farthing Woods', with a family of foxes and other woodsy animals like badgers and Wolves. 

Monday, 26 March 2012

Playing in the Sand


It’s so sunny now! Makes me feel so happy. Here’s an illustration of a brown boy playing in the sand with a white girl… I should draw more people of colour.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Petrify (Wired Up series)


Just recieved a copy of Petrify (Wired Up series) from the publisher. I might be getting another commission from them for another in the series but for a slightly younger audience and with more illustrations! Petrify is written by Beth Chambers.

This series by A & C Black is designed for teens and younger children who struggle with literacy, encouraging them to read. I've also seen a few books at my library designed for dyslexic young readers. The paper was quite yellowy (easy on the eye?) and the page layout consisted of wide line-spacing or leading. We should have more of these at the library. Need to look into this.