Friday, November 26, 2010

"Day Trip"

Number 3 in the series.

I'm thinking that as I explore this character's world a loose narrative will unfold. Eventually, I envisage possibly collating the series into a picture book without words - a purely visual story. One example of this picture only format is Gon, the Japanese manga about a dinosaur.

Monday, November 22, 2010


This illustration entitled Basking, is the second installment in a series of digital paintings I'm doing around a common theme.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Care Free"

As promised, here is the higher res version. Feel free to download and use it as your wallpaper... I am! This piece marks a milestone and a new direction for me creatively.  I hope to develop the style and motifs futher in subsequent pieces.

I decided to call this one "Care Free". So.. what do you see? Where's he going? What's he thinking? Your feedback and comments are most welcome!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blog makeover

It's been long overdue, a blog makeover! The new banner features my latest digital painting, so far untitled.. I'll be posting a higher res version within the next week for anyone wanting a feel-good wallpaper for their desktop.

Hope you like the new look!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Character design - elderly lady

Spooky old lady character design model sheetLong gap since last post sorry! Just finished up a 7 week 2d animation project. I'll hopefully get approval to show some of that in a few weeks. More on that later..

I did this character sheet for fun, starting with a photo reference I found appealing, then simplifying and caricaturing until I felt I had a design with lots of personality. These drawings are quite loose still, so if they were for animation they'd probably be classed as 'development art' or 'concept art'. The forms would need to be further simplified and clarified. But for something like children's book illustration, these would not be far off usable designs.

Hope you like them.