Monday, 26 November 2012

CTNX

Well hello there! Finally back from the States after almost two whole weeks of fun in the sun! CTNX was sandwiched between some lovely holiday time in San Diego and LA but I'm sure you dont want to hear about my holiday! But I will bore you with tales from CTNX!

It was frikkin' awesome!

Thanks to everyone who was able to stop by and say hello and have a quick chat, it was great putting faces to all those Twitter names! 
 



Highlights included:

Sharing a booth with 3 awesome guys (and an honourary 4th!) It wouldn't have been half as much fun without them and it would never have happened without them so thank you Mike, Mike and Jez! (and Matt)

Sitting in a booth right next to Matt Jones and his honourary guest Matt Cruickshank.

Having Pete De Seve touch my London Sketchbook and say kind things about it without me even asking! 

Brett Bean, Dean Yeagle and Nancy Kruse actually buying copies of my London Sketchbook. 

Having Napoleon Dynamite browsing our stall...but me not realising it til he walked away. 

Hanging out with new friends Justin Rodrigues, Rachel, Cale Atkinson, JessikaVon, Bruno Chelerdimian. 

Stuart Ng wanting the rest of my sketchbooks for his shop.

Getting some fine ass art books direct from the artists!



And for those who couldnt be there, you really missed a great one! So make sure you get there next year! 

The books and prints I was selling at the expo will all be available on Etsy shortly! So don't forget to check it out!



Saturday, 10 November 2012

NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!

Hello fellow bloggers. I just have some new information for you before I shoot of on holiday for a couple of weeks. 


#1 on the agenda is that next weekend is CTNX 2012! How frikkin excited am I?! As I'm sure many of you are, who are lucky enough to be attending. This year is the first time that I will have a table, sharing with the wonderfully talented and equally as lovely Jez Tuya, Mike Collins and Mike Morris, under the name of Tiki Machine

So please, if you are there, come say hello! You may need to introduce yourself with your blogger/twitter name! Ah the time we live in...

This is my face and my boyfriend Matt's face, who will also be there with me. We will probably be eating chocolate.



You can find us at Booth B-45 next to Focal Press and the very talented Matt Jones and James Pidgeon (I will be trying so hard to be cool and not nerd out next to them :S).

I will have prints of my recent Narnia work available as well as my London Sketchbook and the collaborative Illustrated Legends of the Old West book. 


#2 on the agenda is an AWARD! The TED-ed animated lecture Chemical Reactions, which I did the character designs for has won the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Silver Dolphin trophy! 


Well done and thank you to everyone over at Cognitive Media

You can also see some of the design I did for a different TED-ed animated lecture about Ancient Rome on this blog.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Turkish Delight.


Another Narnia piece to experiment with backgrounds and story telling, which I seriously lack skills in!

Here we see the White Witch bribing Edmund with Turkish Delight in order for him to bring all the Pevensie children back to Narnia to meet their untimely doom!

Below is a step by step process I used to reach the final image.  

And like always, any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! 


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Me Manwich!


You've probably been well bored of seeing all that Narnia stuff! So here's something new I did for the Cup-o-doodle blog.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Evacuating London


Before the Pevensie children begin their adventures in Narnia, they flee from wartime London.

I think I like the line version better!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

Sketchbook on SALE!

Good morning! Some of you may have seen my chatting about this on my Facebook or Twitter pages but for those of you who didn't, my sketchbooks of sketches from around London town has arrive are are ready for sale...











I only have a small amount at the minute but *if* they sell out I will get more very soon! 

The book is approxiamately 7.5 x 7.5" and contains 40 pages front and back. 
Please let me know if you would like a personal message on the inside page.

I will also have copies of these sketchbooks for sale at CTNX in November.

=)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

37th Sketchcrawl - London





Collection of my drawings from this weekend's sketchcrawl. 

 Hope lots of you got the chance to get out and do some sketching this weekend as it was the 37th Sketchcrawl. 

Thanks to everyone that came sketching we me in London, we got lots of fun drawing done, lots of good conversation and lots of new friends made! 

I've been a bit lazy with my observational drawing recently but this weekend has really woken the beast that is my motivation!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Stroll in the Woods



 If you hadn't figured it out yet from my other posts...I'm doing a new project based on the children's book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It's all to create shiny new pieces for my portfolio. 

It's super fun being able to work on your own project but I must admit, I'm finding it difficult to work in a linear way. My ideas are too many and all over the place! 

I'm trying to branch my work out into Visual Development rather than simply Character Design. So I'm taking baby steps with introducing *simple* backgrounds and colours but concentrating on those 'story telling moments'. 

So here we have Mr Tumnas and Lucy walking arm in arm back to his place for a warm cuppa. When I organise my thoughts better, Ill get this painted up all proper like. 


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

Robin Hood



Another Colour Study

These little colour studies are fun! This is for a friend's birthday...let's hope he doesn't stumble upon it here before I see him next!  Colours heavily influenced by the genius that is Pascal Campion.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Colour Tests


For my new secret project. Based on a book - can you guess what it is from these?

Trying a different approach to designing. Instead of just doing the characters first, I'm trying to design the whole look of the project as one, including colours, lighting, props and characters. Let's see how it turns out...