Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Year 4 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 2


Week 2: Feathered animal.

Watercolour painting of an extinct, feathered Velociraptor, based on my own photograph of a model featured in the Tyrannosaurs exhibit of 2013 at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Highlights and shading in white pigment Signo, watercolour pencils and black finepoint Sharpie. In 2010, scientists discovered proof that many dinosaurs had feathers and, through a study of fossilised melanosomes (pigment-bearing organelles), they were able to ascertain some of the feather colours of Chinese dinosaurs!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Year 4 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 1


Week 1: Whimsy.

"Ready for a night out." Sketch in black Sharpie, watercolour pencils and white opaque Signo pigment ink on watercolour paper.

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Week 1: Whimsy II.

"Working for peanuts." Watercolour and brown, black and white markers.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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


Week 52: Reflection.

"The witch's mirror." Sketch in black and silver Sharpies, with red, yellow and blue coloured pencil.

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Week 52: Reflection II.

"Duck on the pond." Freecut silhouette symmetrical collage using metallic bronze card, watercolour pencils, white Signo pigment ink and black Sharpie. Based on a photo viewed in Google Images.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 51


Week 51: Celebrate.

"Celebrating in their snowglobes." Sketch in watercolour, and black and brown Sharpie on watercolour paper. Snow created with masking fluid.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 50


Week 50: Festive.

Symmetrical collage and freehand white opaque Signo drawings and black pencil and Sharpie shading, mounted onto Quill Metallique card.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 49


Week 49: Gift.

"Always one in reserve." Cartoon in finepoint black Sharpie on watercolour paper, coloured with watercolours, white opaque Signo and red Sharpie.