Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Old Fashioned'

You can't beat a bit of 'old fashioned fun' - this week the fun fair has come to our town. Here is my quick illustration as I'm far too distracted by the lure of brightly coloured rides and the aroma of hot dogs and candy floss!...hold on tight girls and boys, and scream if you want to go faster!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Acrobat'

Who isn't an acrobat these days? The demands of modern living makes jugglers of us all. I don't know about you but I feel like I'm performing a delicate balancing act every day. There's so much to do and so few hours in a day... then again, that is just how I like things.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Proverb'

This is an illustration I already had which fits this weeks topic 'Proverb' very well. As a child, I loved the book 'Rosie's Walk' by Pat Hutchins with it's fascinating, quirky, decorative style of illustration - it definitely had an impact on me and has influenced my style of drawing. This is my little homage to a wonderful book which my children now enjoy as much as I always did.Add Image

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Dessert'

Mmmm, this weeks topic is dessert - yum, yum, yes please!...can I interest anyone in a tasty treat from my trolley?

Monday, 6 September 2010

Latest Pieces of Work

Here are a couple of portrait pieces I have recently worked on.

The portrait of the dogs was printed onto artbox and is a tribute to the late spaniel and labrador featured in the portrait. Both were the hard working, loyal companions of a game keeper.
The family portrait was a birthday present designed specifically to complement the furnishings in a particular room. There are alot of personal symbolic images included in this portrait. For example, the tartan skirt the little girl is wearing is the tartan for the family name of the lady this portrait was created for. The owl in the tree symbolises a past family member who was a RSPB member and particulary fond of owls. The ice-cream van is of a van belonging to a favourite ice-cream company well known in the part of North-Devon that this family originate from.

As you can see, I love putting as much subtle personal detail into my work as possible so that the person receiving my portrait will treasure it forever.

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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Immovable'

Here is my quick doodle for this weeks Illustration Friday. I wanted to make it topical with this being the week that many children are going back to school after the summer holidays.
Have you ever tried to move a child that doesn't want to go anywhere?...if you have, you'll know there is no better example of immovable!