Friday, 13 April 2018

Sea Monster


This originally started out as nothing more than a 10 minute pen sketch I did a couple of years ago. I liked the simplicity of it so I finally turned it into a full illustration. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

Rock Music


This initially started out as an updated version of an illustration I did 10 years ago of a tattooed girl adjusting her fedora and pretty much nothing else. Once I started drawing it, I decided to add a guitar, lose the hat and gave her slightly more detailed tattoos and it became almost a completely different piece altogether. This was done with ink, Copic markers, acrylic and finished digitally.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The Specialist


There was really no reason behind this illustration other than just to draw it. It's a mix of coloured pencils, acrylic inks, Copic markers and digital.

Tiger


This was a fun piece to work on. It was done using a brush pen, ink wash and Copic markers.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Gone Fishin'


I've wanted to draw a whale for quite awhile now but I just never had any ideas in my head that I liked. I knew I wanted to have the whale take up a huge amount of space on image (for obvious reasons) but that was all I was certain of. In the end, I concentrated on the colours and composition to convey my concept of opposing elements; warm vs cool, above vs. below, known vs. unknown, big vs. small etc. To further push this idea, I went with (varying hues of) blue and orange as the only two colours in the image; blue and orange, of course, being complementary colours on the colour wheel.

Red Hood


I know there are so many illustrations done of Little Red Riding Hood but I still wanted to have a try at it. I was trying to approach it from a more creepy angle and what better way to make the wolf extra scary than to make him a skeleton?

Snow White


This is my interpretation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I wanted to give this piece an old story book feel so I used a tanned texture paper. I made Snow White herself extra pale to pop her out of a mostly mono chromatic backdrop.