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.

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.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 26


Week 26: Land

"Tetraptych of Uluru". Based on photographs found in a Google Image search. Watercolours on watercolour paper, with some detailing in white Signo opaque marker and black Sharpie.

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Week 26: Land II.

"The Eagle has landed." Collage of salted watercolours on watercolour paper and gold foil on black card, with highlights of white Signo opaque marker and black Sharpie.


Week 26: Land III.

"When land runs out..." Cartoon in black Sharpie, painted in watercolours on watercolour paper, with highlights of white opaque Signo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 25


Week 25: Africa

Freehand-cut silhouettes in black card (having glanced at a full page of thumbnail photos on Google Images using the terms "Africa sunset"). Collaged over sunset coloured paper strips: red, orange, goldenrod, metallic bronze and white on yellow card, skewed slightly in iPhoto. Detail in black finepoint marker.

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Week 25: Africa II

"Rhinoceros cosplay." Cartoon in black Sharpie on watercolour paper, painted in watercolours. (Okay, I couldn't stand it any longer: one party hat added... to make the joke better.)