Thursday, 22 November 2012

A Book Project... Developed

I have made a few minor changes.. but hopefully they make a major difference! I have changed the contrast of the background and also some more elements within the picture such as the woman's head! Again please click on the image cause it's still coming out blurry :( Enjoy!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A Book Project...

Sorry about the blurryness.. not quite sure why it has done that! Please click on the picture to see it more clearly :) 

This one below is my least favourite of the two, i think i need to play around with contrast until it gets right. 

Monday, 5 November 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012

Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Social Gathering

All that needs doing now is to add a rope coming from the balloon and round the characters to make it flow better. Quite happy with this piece!! 

Friday, 5 October 2012

The social gathering - Development

So far, need to make some contrast/colour changes. Not sure how to colour in the characters yet, I think the patterned paper would make it look too busy, but I can always test it out!
I thought of adding some string from the balloon, maybe making some text but not quite sure what it would say? Also still need to add myself.

Any feedback would be great :)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Jon Klassen

I think Jon Klassen's work for 'Coraline' is brilliant, I love the colours, characters and the textured surface! Definitely inspired me!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Character in colour

Character Designs, Holiday Project

Finally updating my blog after a long VERY busy and stressful summer! I have definitely struggled with these characters! I looked at quite a few artists/illustrators and rather than assigning a different illustrator to each character I have tried to mix them all up a bit. 
The main people I have looked at are, Alberto Cerrinteno, Jim Flora, Quentin Blake, Sara Fanelli, Peter Donnelly, Jeremy Pruitt, John Burgerman.
I start of by drawing shapes on the page and forming my characters from them shapes which helps me a lot with the speed of the process. I haven't added any colour yet because I'm quite unsure of how to do it, I feel the majority of the character would look better in black and white or a simple line of colour. 
(sorry for bad quality scans!) 

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Childrens Book

Here are some of my childrens books pages, now I can see them all together a couple look like different styles.. I think they look better individually but  i am quite proud of how well i have done this seeing as previous childrens projects havent gone as well as this. I think I have definitely found my way of working. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

Sneaky peak

These are some roughs for my childrens book I am working on.. sorry about bad quality. 

'If we could see secrets' Project

This is my childrens version.. I dont think a child would understand this unless it was with a piece of text..

Sunday, 22 April 2012

'If we could see secrets' Project

My given words are Engineer/Profit and loss .. this is my illustration for an adult audience.
Needs some tweaks but not quite sure about it, going to give it a rest for now else my brain will burst.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Short Story

My given short story was 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'    Below are my designs for the front cover and a double page spread.