• Artwork,  Illustration

    #illo52weeks – Weeks 13 & 14

    We are in April already, so here are two more entries for Tania Mccartney’s 52 week Illustration Challenge: Week 13 – Water I had initially started this weeks theme on watercolour paper with watercolour paint, tissue paper and pastels. But the end result wasn’t what I had in mind. I like the shape of the humpback whales but the background/sea hasn’t worked. So I wanted to see what I could do to improve it by working on the illustration in Adobe Illustrator.   I converted it by using image trace (16 colours option) and I liked the effect. Although it does feel a little bit like cheating. Never-the-less it is…

  • 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…