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.

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.

First for a while!

I’ve finally completed the first of a few home projects to get the creative juices flowing again. It’s been a funny journey and I’ve enjoyed looking back at old techniques and trying to rethink and combine them with where my head is currently at.

The art work is by no means perfect but I’ve really had fun.

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