#illo52weeks – week 3 – caravan

The weeks feel like they are whizzing by already being involved in all these new writing and illustrations chalenges!

One of my weaknesses where my drawing is concerned is that I feel I have an inconsistent style and just to prove it, here is this weeks contribution to Tania McCartneys Illustration challenge (in a completely different style to week 1 and week 2)

#illo52weeks - week 3 - caravan


My aim was to try and create an image that would quite easily be seen in a childrens’ picture book. I ruled out the ‘bleed’ area and the middle of paper where the fold of the double page spread would be. In the end I hadn’t left enough space between the caravan and the car. Therefore I would loose part of both in the fold of the book. Lesson learned!

  • I hand sketched the inital drawing
  • then used Art Rage on my Bamboo tablet to outline the image in ink pen
  • I coloured it in using brush and watercolour
  • stencils were used for the road, door panels and grass tendrills

Hopefully by week 52,  I will have developed a very definate style!

52 week illustration challenge


Quick sketch – Seagull hovering

Here is just a quick sketch of a seagull. This is not a subject I have much practise drawing and getting a sense of movement is quite difficult. This is in preparation for one of my books I am getting ready for the Christmas Season. I have used the airbrush for the colour of the bird, inkpen for the outline and paint pot to fill in the background on my Bamboo pad using Art Rage Studio Pro