Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 9


Week 9: Texture

Freehand-cut rabbits as negative spaces, using handmade, textured paper with splotches of watercolour. Shapes are backed with fake fur fabric scraps and white nylon wadding, plus tiny pompon tails and black paper burrows.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 8


Week 8: Coffee

43 beings in every cup! Coffee zombies painted in coffee on watercolour paper, with detail in watercolour, black Stained and green Sharpies.

Update:

"Would the last bug to leave the coffee jar please turn off the lights?" Watercolour paper, collaged onto black handmade paper. Details in watercolour and black Stained Sharpie.

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Week 8: Coffee II

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 7


Week 7: Farm

Sheeps in the field. Fingerprint art on corrugated cardboard with acrylic paint, crayon, Signo pigment ink and various Sharpie markers.

Update:

Fringed paper chickens with black "Stained" Sharpie and white pigment Signo details, collaged to a black background.

Week 7 Farm II
Week 7: Farm II

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 6


Week 6: Magic

Folded and freehand-cut collage pieces in watercolour paper and black card, with watercolour shading. Elements are glued to a backing of yellow card, layered with red and yellow sheets of glitter mesh fabric. One bird is sandwiched between the layers of mesh.

Update:

Watercolour cartoon on damp watercolour paper with a black Stained Sharpie outline.


Week 6: Magic II

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 5


Week 5: Kitchen

Cutlery collage of watercolour and "La Carta Weave" textured papers. My "Kitchen" entry might trouble OCD types. I originally had no intention of putting some cutlery in backwards. (I did refrain from putting a knife in the fork drawer.)

Update:

Freehand-cut silhouette of a pie and fork, collaged onto a paper kitchen towel, mounted on a brown paper bag.


Week 5: Kitchen II

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 4


Week 4: Insects

Mixed media collage, with potato printing and sponging in acrylic paints on brown paper bag and black card, decorated with white Signo pigment ink and black, green, silver and gold Sharpies.

Update:

Watercolour cartoon on damp watercolour paper with mixed media and black Sharpie.


Week 4: Insects II

Black "Stained" Sharpie ink on dampened watercolour paper, painted in watercolours with white pigment Signo highlights.


Week 4: Insects III

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 3

Week 3: Retro
Week 3: Retro

Retro robot. Black ink Sharpie (both Stained and finepoint) and acrylic sketch on pre-cut blank jigsaw. Revealed retro television test pattern has been sepia-toned in iPhoto before printing out.

Update:

Pattern created on black "scratch paper", which comes in a pack of five sheets (plus tool) for $4.00 from a toy shop.


Week 3: Retro II