Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 33


Week 33: Mythology

"Icarus flies too high..." Drawing of Icarus with finepoint black Sharpie. Highlights in watercolour on white Quill linenbond paper, collaged onto a yellow paper Origami circle and blue felt background. Cloud formations created with cotton wool unwound from a cotton bud. Several photos of Pygar the angel from Barbarella used as reference.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 32


Week 32: Fabric

"Boo!" Torn paper collage ghost over brown fabric, with black ballpoint pen detailing. (Created on the hop at the Lyric Theatre, Star Casino.)

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Week 32: Fabric II

Cartoon in black medium-point Sharpie, coloured in watercolour, with a little brown Sharpie and white opaque finepoint Signo.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 31


Week 31: Shakespeare

Week 31: Shakespeare. Charcoal sketch of Wil'yam Sheq'spir (and yorIq) on orange La Carta Weave textured paper. Detail in black and metallic gold finepoint Sharpie and opaque white Signo, using two Shakespeare images (found in a Google Image search), and enhanced by me with Klingon features. Klingon Chancellor Gorkon once stated, "You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon..." ["Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country".]

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Week 31: Shakespeare II

"Shakespeare's Globe, London." Watercolour and brown and black Sharpies, with white Puffy Paint and opaque Signo ink highlights. Based on my own photograph.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 30


Week 30: Portrait.

"Mr Minotaur's Portrait Gallery". A3 collage using Quill "marbletone" cream paper, with details in black finepoint Sharpie, watercolours and white opaque Signo.

And in closeup:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 29


Week 29: Love

"African lovebirds". Watercolours, black Sharpie, opaque white Signo and satin leaves in a circular border of salted watercolour. Based on a photograph found in a Google Image search. No pencil lines, no eraser!

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Week 29: Love II

"Thumbody loves you." Quick thumbprint cartoons with stamp pad ink over tiny hand templates. Detail in various markers.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 28


Week 28: Winter

Cartoon in black Sharpie on watercolour paper, with highlights in watercolour, white opaque Signo ink and white Puffy paint, collaged onto crushed white cartridge paper.

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Week 28: Winter II.

Salted watercolour collage with black ballpoint and Sharpie detailing.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 27


Week 27: Style

"Steampunk style." Self-portrait sketch in red, black, silver and gold Sharpie markers, with watercolour highlights. No pencil, no eraser!

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Week 27: Style II.

Freehand cut silhouette and lettering collaged to an Origami paper circle and A3 black card. Gold foil highlight. No guidelines, some silhouette inspiration from a Google Image search.