Here come the longdogs….

I’ve been playing with the idea of illustrating a close friends dog, he’s our dogs best buddy and his name certainly isn’t princess but he acts like it! I quite like the idea of him as a recurring character… let’s see where it goes.

Oh prints coming soon!

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Couple of long dogs..

I’ve got really close friends with dachshunds and they are all full of character. I had a couple of ideas for the composition and pose which are below but I’ve also go a few more in the pipe line. I think proportionally they are really interesting and I enjoy experimenting with that.

Cats of all shapes and sizes

This was a bit of an experiment for me, started with some very loose sketches which were hand coloured with watercolour pencils. I liked the cats individually and had planned to do a collage group shot but I couldn’t work out the composition so I decided to work on them all individually using adobe draw.

Very happy with the out come and they have all be well received, thinking about making them into a print series 🙂

It’s all calypso!

Funny journey with this one, I felt like the original painting was really strong while I was working on it but as soon as I started to think about finishing up something didn’t work for me. So I’ve reworked it and now I’m 85% happy with it, it’s all a lesson though so I don’t really mind.

Colour and character

I feel like I finally pushed outside my comfort zone with this illustration, it was totally off the cuff. As the doodle developed I was thinking Big Bang theory or any member of Weezer during the early 2000’s, and then I wimped out a bit when I got to he jumped. I was very conscious of trying a new colour scheme which I’m really happy with, I think I have a long way to go with my painting technique but I’m never going to get there if I don’t paint!

Watercolouring a bit more

Yesterday’s water colour experiments, the character has all been hand painted and then inked. Because I’m not scanning these I had to do a little clean up so I used @procreate pocket and decided to add a background in digitally. First time I’ve used watercolour in this way but the plan is to complete a few more and see how confident I’m feeling. #watercolour #paint #portrait #cartoon #toon #doodle #sketch #illustration #illustrator #illustrated #doodle #pen #ink #pencil #art #poster #posterart #digitalart #digitalillustration #digital #procreate #pattern #print #style #design #colour #colours #painting #paintbrush

Painter….ish

I’ve had an evening of creatively playing with multiple media’s, starting with a pencil sketch then to paint and on to my comfort zone of digital again. I’m still interested in developing my skills and understanding of form and shape. This is a total free style and it’s certainly where I’m most comfortable!

Pen tool!

I feel very late to the game but luckily I stumbled upon a very informative blog post detailing the pen tools use, this was my first attempt and I wasn’t really following any kind of pattern just doodling and letting the image unfold. I will be making this part of my workflow.

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