Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Thursday, 10 April 2014
This week I chose to draw rhinos because they're not having a good time these days. They're highly endangered because they're being poached for their horns which are being used in traditional medicine in Asia. I like and respect cultural traditions celebrated in different countries but I think what's happening with the rhinos - and white sharks- is bad and should be stopped.
Anyway, I hope the rhinos can survive and wear party hats on their horns and be happy - and maybe some nail polish too-
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
I'm very sorry I haven't blogged very much lately but I've been incredibly busy designing houses in Hong Kong and with other various projects. Here are some doodles I did for fun, I'm hoping to have my illustration friday submission ready tomorrow! Fingers crossed
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
I've been meaning to draw an animal riding a bicycle for a veery long time, so I finally did it! It wasn't as scary as I thought it'd be :) and I'm trying to diversify the animals I draw. This week is a happy and friendly crocodile riding his red bicycle through the countryside.
Monday, 24 March 2014
Thursday, 13 March 2014
A little late for this week's submission but here's a fox enjoying the stars sparkle. I really like looking at the stars, so at the moment I'm trying to learn about the constellations, the planets, etc. There's a lot of information about it and there're lots of names that are difficult to remember but hopefully I'll be able to recognise some constellations soon! - well, as soon as the sky is clear enough to see anything up there -
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
I signed up for the postcard swap after seeing the beautiful postcards people had designed in the past. Plus I really love receiving post!
The theme for the postcard was CREATE, so I sketched this little bear and created a comfy world for him to sit on.
I don't have much experience sewing, so I decided to use paper collage, colour pens and glitter because I wanted to have textures in my design. Still I had to incorporate some sewing into the postcard so I sewed the bear's face and the little heart on his chest.
This is the result! I'm quite happy with it and I hope my postcard- swap partner likes it too :)
I also designed an envelope for the postcard using origami paper and washi tape.
Today my postcard will go flying to the USA.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Here's my illustration for this week's theme -voice- which I quite liked. I've been pushing myself to create scenes with backgrounds and some action taking place. Hope you like this illustration of a very talented raccoon singing!
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
For this illustration I decided I was going to use acrylic paint and coloured pencils. I like the unique textures and bold colours you get working with these materials. The problem with working by hand is that I always have trouble deciding on a colour palette. When working digitally that's not a problem because you can change the colours very easily but with paint the first thing you need to know is the colour palette, so this was a little out of my comfort zone but at the end I think it was worth it. I keep learning with every illustration and I'm quite pleased with the end result.