Friday, 29 February 2008

Beast Book 2 Entry

This is my creature design for the Beasts Book Vol. 2 The creature is "Cait Sidhe" from Irish and Scottish folklore, it is a cat fairy and some say collects the souls of recently deceased people. Ive been working on it for the past week and I seem to have looked at this image for a little to long so I'm rather stumped as what to do with it. I am going to complete it but unfortunately I wont be submitting it for the March 1st deadline. Shame really because it would be a great opportunity and you'd never know unless you try but I made the mistake of looking too long at the submissions posted on the blog and the ideas in my head got all fuzzy, I didn't want to rush it for the deadline and not be 100% happy with it.
Who knows MAYBE they will make a Beasts Book Vol.3, if so I will be submitting my work extra extra early instead of super last minute.
This first image if the original idea I had, the cat doesn't look that sinister as I'd have liked and the little ginger tom doesn't really have a place being there really, but I do like the speak bubbles.. but then again I would say that as I put them in everything ^_^

This is the revised image, it still needs a lot of tweaking, the solid white areas are just ideas of placement for the legs of the dead person and the spirit that the cat is stealing. I'm happy with the more solid black cat and this thinner outline/outer glow but I think it still needs a lot of work to tie it all together nicely.

Monday, 18 February 2008

lets celebrate... me atually doing some uni work

Hooray! 2 editorial images only... 3 to go? Argh.
The first is for a Bill Oddie interview, in it hes just talking about his garden an how he has all these random objects like glitter balls, plastic figures, gnomes, cat statues and wind chimes that are suppost to deter wild animals but it just ends up attracting them instead. I thought it was quite a nice interview so illustrated it. The second is for a article called "lets celebrate Darwin" from the new scientist magazine that talks about creationism and the Evolution Weekend that tries to bring creationists and scienctists together. I was drawn to the title but the article was rather interesting so I ended up illustrating it also.
I am very happy with the Darwin image but I think Mr Oddie needs abit more work, but that can wait alittle while ^_^


manly cat

I had so much fun drawing this picture, everytime I looked at it I burst out laughing. It reminds me of the time I caught my cat Sooty taking a poo in the rose bush, I swear he looked at me just like that an scowled until I walked off. Hahaha.. memories.
Errr.. maybe I should have kept that story to myself.. ahem.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Make my day, kaplunk


Ladysnail says I make her day which is really sweet of her (Im going to make her an extra special cup of tea later ^_^) so now its my turn to chose five people that make my day, 'ere we go

Mr Andy Moombaduo! His little quirky characters make me smile everytime! (he also lets me steal his cute pillow to cuddle whenever I want ^_^)
http://moombaduo.blogspot.com/

Marky P, hes bringin' tashes back!
http://m-d-penman.blogspot.com/

Caroline, I really like her photography and digital illustration
http://viridian-house.blogspot.com/

Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura, those girls are just amazing!
http://thegirlsproductions.blogspot.com/

and Scott MacDonald who's characters are simply fan-friggin-tastic! ^_^
http://scottkmacdonald.blogspot.com/

To pass it on, here are the details:

1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the “You Make my Day Award” logo
4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

the t-shirt reads: wee bit bored

I have just done a few more t-shirt designs for hustla, this is one that I just decided to play around with. was abit bored.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

avoid if you have a lisp

Bless him,
poor little Sid the Squid,
went to Specsavers yes he did.


I drew him for my classes Degree Show poster, Squid Inc. 08 (more about that coming soon!) I was very happy with how he turned out so I thought Id make him into a lovely picture for all to see. Hopefully he will soon have some little sea dwelling friends to play with that wont take the 'michael' out of his lovely new glasses like those mean old crabs did.