Thursday, 30 January 2014
I’ve been working on this for some time and i’m finally making some progress, it’s just a piece to show the Uni years, still a bit of refining to do, but take a look, let me know what you all think :) Criticism’s always welcome!
P.s. This is only a side project, I have these when i need to rest from main projects, these little projects get no priority and only get worked on when I'm tired of one project, working for an hour or 2 on these motivates me enough to work for hours endlessly on a main project.
Saturday, 25 January 2014
Fear not blog readers! I'm still alive and more importantly, still drawing!! I'm working on my Book about the penguin at the moment (Title suggestions welcome), and i'm also working on some Sherlock Holmes inspired artwork, featuring portraits of the main characters from the stories and a spot the difference crime scene for the aspiring detectives out there! These are all going to be black and white, to test myself and to add a little variety to my portfolio. Heres a quick look at 'Watson' in the making for you lovely readers of my blog :) And yes, as some will notice, i'm using Adobe Illustrator, something i've been meaning to try my hand at for a while, as I'm aware of some amazingly useful tools for illustrating it has... Probably why it's called illustrator.
Monday, 4 November 2013
Not very many posts as of late, my day job has been getting in the way, as i've been working as many hours as possible to fund my 10 week adventure in Mexico. I have however had a few minutes to do a bit of illustrating, currently turning the previous uploaded image into a series, because penguins are awesome :)
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Playing with the fact that Penguins are birds that can't fly and rudolph the reindeer (among others) can fly, so this guy is thinking if he was more like rudolph maybe he could fly north for the winter (As all Penguins are found on the southern hemisphere in nature).
If anyone is interested in the design for a christmas card, i'll be printing some of these to sell, let me know if you're interested by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunday, 6 October 2013
This a redoing of an old idea, something i created a year ago. This was a character design inspired by the emblem on Mexican flag and the work of another illustrator, Alberto Cerriteño. The new design takes inspiration from my previous works, with the textures giving it more life, and there being better shadows, highlights and of course, the most important factor in any illustration, better drawing. The composition is the same as it is still a reference to the Mexican flag.
Thursday, 26 September 2013
This piece was inspired by a joke with my Mexican girlfriend... I asked if Mexican Unicorns were Donkeys instead of horses, apparently they are now! The turtle was because turtles are cool, and i like turtles. and the owl is there to be the intelligent extra to offer these crazy characters some advice, because Owl's are ALWAYS right!
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
This is another idea that got a little bit of production on it, i may start again, but this is the sort of idea i had of just a simple comic showing a man and his cat with emphasis on the cat, the drawing needs a little development still and so does the colour palette, i just wanted something more than a sketch hanging around, there will be roughly 30 pages in the finished thing, when i get time to do it, but at the moment i'm just full to the brim with ideas that i have no time to develop thanks to real life actual work, improving my portfolio work and the course i'm on, hopefully there will be a little time to develop stuff this weekend :)
But here you go: