Friday, 22 February 2013

Loved-up nippers

initial doodle for my 'love is...' project. naww!
I've just adapted my savannah dwelling dude in to a simpler, cleaner design.
Which do you prefer?
(the alternative design is under the 'new designs' post below)

another little peek.

If you go down to the woods today.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

a little snippet

...a sneaky snippet of a design I recently finished.
...this little fella makes an appearance too...

Monday, 18 February 2013

A 'sign' of things to come...

Hi Bloggers, I hope you've all had a great weekend. It was my little boy's best buddie's 2nd Birthday party on Sunday. It was held at an indoor adventure play area...which adults were allowed to enter - RESULT!! It was a close call as to had the most fun, me or my little Rockstar!

Meanwhile...I have had to design a signature that will feature on an upcoming piece of artwork I have designed. I will tell you more about the really exciting project soon, but in the mean time, here is the design I decided to go ahead with.

Friday, 15 February 2013

New designs!

So i've shown you an example of how i've progressed my character 'look', well now i'm going to show you some examples of a few newly finished designs i've been working on.

I have taken my illustrations from illustrator and have had a field day in photoshop (a programme i wasn't that keen on using before) .... i am loving the progression from my previous more 'flat' style. What do you guys think?

The beginnings of my character 'shake-up'

So since setting up my little on-line shop last year my whole life has been a complete whirlwind! I have been so busy; working crazy hours, having silly bed times (sometimes not even going to bed and working through the night - like the previous two nights!!) and it seems like i haven't had a second to relax and take it all in!
It's been about eight months since the site was launched now and *touch wood* it is all ticking along nicely. In the whirlwind of setting up the business my biggest passion - illustrating - has taken a very reluctant back seat. I am hoping all my hard work, time and energy that i have ploughed into getting everything off the ground has paid off and now means i can start to spend a lot more of my time working on new and exciting projects.
I am really looking forward to dedicating more of my time to working on freelance and commission projects now, and have happily bop along in the background - i shall dip in and out when i need to.
With this new direction in mind i decided i should start developing my illustrative style so i can build my portfolio up with a more varied selection of works. Don't get me wrong i love my own little style, but i decided i should push myself and explore what other styles i'm capable of.
I have spent the last two-three days working on this solidly and i am loving the new directions my work is going in. Here are the results:

I have made the characters body much smaller and head much bigger (in case you didn't notice!) and have added shadows for a more dimensional look. What do you guys think of the new look? I am debating wether his body could go even smaller?
You can click below here wether you 'like' 'love' or 'no likey'! would love to know your thoughts

Hello bloggersphere!

Hello bloggers!
I have been toying with the idea of setting up a blog for a little while now but have never seemed to find the time to get it off the ground. This afternoon I decided enough is enough, so I set aside some time so here goes...