Thursday, 31 March 2011

5 pink toes

I was stuck with what to use for the colour pink, which fell on the number 5, until a friend suggested I use 5 pink toes! Brilliant idea. I wanted to make the toes look like little balloons, round and silly looking, to make it fun.


Thursday, 24 March 2011

1 white snowman

So here is the third spread I complete for my Book of Colours and it's for white.
Technically white is not a colour, but no need to be pedantic with the little ones!
Since white is what you get when you mix all the colours, I decided to hint to this by creating a background with all the colours together. Also, I really like how the font has turned out and the colour-texture on the text.
These are two pages of a spread, the illustration folds in the middle, that's why there is a gap between the snowman and the text.


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

2 yellow lemons

The second illustration I complete for the Book of Colours and it's for the colour yellow. These lemons were the very first thing I illustrated in this style, I still love their vividness and mixture of colour. I use the sliced one for my promotional material often (as you can see on the heading of this Blog).


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Christmas Cactus

My Christmas cactus has flowers once more, great news! Must be the amazing weather :)

Saturday, 19 March 2011

8 green leaves

From the book of colours, I have finished working on the first spread for the colour green.
This is great news as I've decided on the font I'll be using (free style organic) and have a layout style I'll be following for the rest of the spreads. The first one is the hardest!
More colours to come soon!


Thursday, 17 March 2011

Promotional Material

My new business cards have arrived and so have the promotional postcards!
Can't wait to start giving them away now :)

♣ Happy St. Patrick's Day! ♣

According to legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock , a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish people. It's not to be confused with the four-leaf clover.
thanks Wikipedia!

"Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!" means "Happy St. Patrick's Day!" in Irish

On a second note, I think I'm starting to like this "spare cut-outs" font I've been using.lately.
I want the letters to reflect the organic shapes in my illustrations. The randomness and asymmetry is in tune with the over style of my work.

Splashing Elephant!

Here is the final Illustration with the baby elephant, complete with mousie buddy, trying to keep dry with his little umbrella (cuteness overdose!) hehe


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Prints on Sale!

You can now buy prints of my work on!
Here is the link to my work, I'll be uploading more illustrations soon.

there is a wide range of sizes you can get each illustrations in, from postcard to framed artwork

Happy shopping! :)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Business Card & Promotional Postcard

So I'm trying a couple of online printing sites for my promotional material.
Most of them give you a great deal in order to register with them, so didn't have to splash out too much, with is great since I have no idea what the prints will come out looking like.
Probably over-saturated with horrible contrast making every dark colour black - positive thinker (and experienced printer...)

Here is my business card!

and here is the main postcard 4"x6"

Friday, 11 March 2011

New Website!

I decided to make a new website with all my new artwork displayed in a thumbnail gallery.
Flickr is great, but I needed something more personal for promotional reasons.

tell me what you think!

click below

Thursday, 10 March 2011

the Fox and the Crow

One of a fables I remember vividly from my childhood is that of the cunning Fox (a typical role for "her") and the vain but birdbrained Crow.
I wanted to create an interesting layout combining text and the different visual elements. In this two page version of the tale I wanted to show the two characters standing on different levels from each other and also close-ups of them at their most characteristic moment from the story.

The moral of the tale is not to attempt to sing while you're eating cheese, it might fall out of your mouth!


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Book Of Colours

I have been working on a (mock-up) children's book on colours!
Each colour is associated with an animal, plant or object and as the colours go on the numbers of the associated animal, plant, object increase, so on a second level it works as a number book too :)

Here are some samples of the artwork.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Prawn meets Crayfish

Since I'm fascinated by all things crustacean, I decided to create an underwater, lagoon coloured illustration with beautiful seaweed and of course my beloved exoskeleton, arthropodic friends :)