Artwork,  Illustration

#illo52weeks – weeks 8, 9 & 10

I present 3 illustrations today for weeks 8, 9 and 10. It’s been a busy time as I have been filling my days with:

  • teaching myself Adobe Illustrator by watching many youtube tutorial videos
  • submitting manuscripts to Koala Books /Scholastic before their deadline closed on 28th February (a rare opportunity, too good to miss, so fingers crossed)
  • preparing a chapter book manuscript for my critique group

So here we are, I present 3 more completely different styles yet again:

Week 8 – Cross-hatching


I really enjoyed this process, it can go wrong quickly so it is best not to rush. This started as a sketch while I was writing/reading blogs/catching upon facebook/etc. One of my recent picture book manuscripts has a Rockhopper Penguin in it!


Week 9 – Tree

Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 8.40.40 pm

I never know what I am going to do each week. It always takes me by surprise. Here I wanted to capture a scene rather than a stand alone object.


Week 10 – Pattern

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 8.12.42 pm

This was hard work as Adobe Illustrator is new to me. I can’t access my Art Rage Software as it is on our computer that has broken down. This has turned out to be a good thing as it has made me try something new. Again, watching youtube really helped me understand using a grid, the pen tool, etc.


To see all my illustrations for this challenge so far go to this page:

52 Week Illustration Challenge 2014

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