Wednesday, 25 January 2012

'Twirl' - Illustration Friday

A really really quick pen and pencil sketch for this weeks word 'twirl', as oh boy it's been one of those weeks!

We have a miniature toy poodle called Saffy who, when excited or pleased to see someone, twirls round and round and round and round, sometimes on her hind legs! Which inspired me to draw a circus dog, as I sometimes think our poodle belongs in the circus - she's a very little but very cute performer!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Re-working some work!

Looking at my blog stats (which always gets me very excited and happy!) I noticed one of my most popular posts was for an Illustration Friday contest 'artificial'. I did the clockwork heart for it, and thought the other day it would be fun to do more of them based on other organs. So here is the lungs pumping away creating puffs of lovely breath! I kept to the same style and colours, and may try and do the stomach next :)

Monday, 16 January 2012

'Prepare' - Illustration Friday

The Ant and the Grasshopper

In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
"Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew:

It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

'Grounded' - Illustration Friday

Finished! Really enjoyed doing this one, I added more seagulls of different sizes and got rid of some of the heavy black lines keeping it quite serene. You'd need to be calm if you were stuck grounded on that boat!

Monday, 9 January 2012

I need a phone with a better camera...

Apologies for the terrible photo, it was taken on my phone. Note to self: next upgrade get a phone with a decent camera!
Anyway, here's progress on this weeks Illustration Friday contest with the topic 'grounded'. I loved the idea of a little fishing boat getting stranded in a precarious and slightly ridiculous place. I've gone sailing a few times before and I always get terrified of getting grounded! Although, to this extreme is thankfully impossible :)
Next to the finished drawing is my tiny 30 second sketch I did whilst on the phone at work, inspiration comes at the strangest times doesn't it? Really pleased with this one so far, looking forward to finishing it tomorrow!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

'Highlight' - Illustration Friday

This year hasn't been the best, and unfortunately the highlight was seeing the end of it!

Here's to a better and healthier New Year!