Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Illustration Friday - imagine

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It was right at the top of Toby's Christmas List, but he didn't imagine he would get the deluxe version.

I was planning to do this for 'Surprise', but I ran out of time before I had started it. So here it is with a new caption, for 'Imagine'.

Coloured pencil on ordinary white photocopier paper.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Illustration Friday - Surprise 2

I'm always surprised that a bumble bee can actually get off the ground! They just don't seem designed for flight.

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Pastel pencil and soft pastel on kids coloured drawing paper.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Illustration Friday - surprise

Here's a quick pencil sketch of a very surprised hare:

I don't know if I will have time to complete it in pastel pencils, so here is one not so surprised hare!

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I was trying the effects of different papers. The hare on the sand coloured paper is on Fabriano Tiziano, the red is just kids coloured drawing paper. The Fabriano has just the right amount of tooth, but you get a lovely soft effect on the cheap paper that can sometimes be good.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Illustration Friday - Blue

One sad bug, feeling blue in the night-time.

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Bit of a cheat really. Last week's image with a Paintshop Pro wax coating filter.

Illustration Friday - small

When you are just a little bug, the big wild wood can make you feel very small.
(Sometimes I feel just like that when something big and important happens).

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Bit of a quickie. Drawn in coloured pencil and felt tip. Cut out and placed on a background of vintage liberty print fabric. Enhanced with Paintshop Pro coloured edges filter.

Below, the original sketch without the coloured edges.

This started out as the germ of an idea for an embellished fabric covered box. The toadstool would be the lid, with a round stalk for the box. I guess now I've mentioned it, I'll have to think about doing it!