Thursday, December 30, 2010
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and ate and drank as much as I did! I didn't get as much time to work over the Christmas break as I had hoped but I did manage to make a cute little fan club for your friend and mine Life Guard Lou! check them out! as with Lou I will create this piece using a combination of collage and dry brush. I know I promised colour before Christmas but trust me its on its way.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Here are some more pencils I have done for Peter Worst. I also played around a bit with some pencils for a series I will do based around a character I have affectionately named Life Guard Lou. I aim to produce these illustrations as a way of refining my personal style and eventually creating a clear voice for my portfolio and website. Stay tuned, colour is just around the corner!
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I am officially not a student anymore! (still haven't decided if this is a good or bad thing yet but hopes are high!). Above is a photo of my lovely parents and I at my graduation exhibition. It was a great night and I am so proud of everything my class has achieved over the past two years, I know great things are around the corner for them all.
I was lucky enough to visit three amazing Australian illustrators yesterday Christopher Nielsen, Lew Keilar and Nigel Buchanan. They gave my fellow illustration fledgelings and I some great advise and were kind enough to show us around their studio (jealous!?). I'm now very focused on refining my unique illustration style and getting my work seen by as many people as possible throughout the next year.
As for Peter Worst I have gone through a slight rethink and am now moving forward with a more graphic collage look for the book. This is a bit of a turn around from my original water colour idea but after listening to feedback yesterday I feel this new direction will result in a much stronger piece that reflects my voice as an illustrator. Wish me luck! and keep posted x
PS check out Chris, Lew and Nigel's work at http://picturepig.com/ (amazing!)
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Here are some initial sketches for a children's book I have written called "Peter Worst". As you can see I start off very rough in order to get my ideas down quickly. I will go back and refine the work in later stages. I am still editing the text but I have included some of the book below. I aim to illustrate peter using very loose watercolour and line work. I will post my refined roughs and technique tests soon!
Peter was an average boy,
He failed most things he tried.
When he forgot to do his chores,
His favorite fish had died.
He rode his bike into the lake,
and lost his homework twice.
He could not use a knife and fork,
Although this pleased the mice!
He did not run the fastest,
or have the nicest grin.
His softball skills were sad to see,
his cooking hit the bin.
Posted by Rebekah at 9:50 PM