Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 18


Week 18: Grandmother.

"Nanny vs the Komodo Dragon." Charcoal pencil sketch with green watercolour pencil shading. Based on a vivid childhood memory, a family anecdote often recalled. My photo albums are in storage and the only reference photo I had of Nanny was tiny. I was almost tempted to do the scene from the other side of the glass. But I needed the two main characters to lock eyes. That's me to the left, barely able to see above the window ledge.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 17


Week 17: Collector.

Matryoshka Batman. Freehand sketches of "Batman" characters (based on photos of my action figure collection) in brown Slick Writer permanent marker, coffee wash, gold Kindy Glitz and watercolour pencils on watercolour paper Matryoshka shapes, collaged onto a separate sheet of watercolour card.‬

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Week 17: Collector II

"Reverse Santa." Climbs out of the chimney with your treasured collections. Sketch in black Sharpie and watercolours on watercolour card.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 16


Week 16: Mirror.

Freecut silhouette symmetrical collage using yellow and metallic purple cards. ‪Based on several photos viewed in Google Images.‬

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 15


Week 15: Ocean.

Sketches in black, blue and red Sharpie, white Puffy Paint, white opaque Signo, and gold Kindy Glitz on remnants of salted watercolour wash, mounted on black card. Inspiration from many pics in a Google Image search.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 14


Week 14: Camping.

Freehand watercolour on watercolour card, with coffee-stained, collaged newspaper.

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Week 14: Camping II

"One little spark..." Freehand collage using gold and red Quill "Metallique" paper and "Marbletone" cream card.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 13


Week 13: Movement

Collage of the DC Comics superhero, Kid Flash, using gold and red Quill Metallique card and scraps of pink and orange paper. Freehand cut from life, using a posed 7" action figure from my own collection. Speed streaks in watercolours on watercolour paper.

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Week 13: Movement II

Watercolours on watercolour card, with silver acrylic and white opaque Signo highlights.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Ian's Batman action figures

Here is a PhotoPeach slideshow of my 8" Batman '66 TV series action figures from Figures Toy Co. (and a few customised characters by me).


Ian's Batman action figures

Requires Flash, so it won't work on iPads or iPhones.