Saturday, 21 November 2015

A *Little* Bit of News

If you're a frequent reader of my blog you'll know that it's been a few months now since I was first contacted to ask if agency representation was something I'd be interested in, and I'm delighted to now announce that I'm represented by the lovely people at Advocate Art!

While my portfolio on their website is currently incomplete and is still being updated with all the illustrations that I've sent over to them, I was asked to create an illustration to feature in their calendar that they send out every year to their offices all around the world. The illustration could be of absolutely anything that I wanted, and seeing as I've had a thing for doodling bears as of late I cooked up an idea based around one. Because my last process post seemed to prove pretty popular, I thought I'd again document my process while creating this illo. 

Friday, 6 November 2015

Green Gold #colour_collective

I reverted back to what I know best for this week's colour collective and doodled up a couple of sloths just taking life in their stride. I've said it before but I'm REALLY enjoying colour collective now I'm well and truly stuck in with it! I feel like I've finally fallen into a work/work balance and am really making the most of my days off to try and broaden my portfolio and push my illustrative skills, which feels fantastic. Let's hope I can keep this ball of productivity rolling!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Apricot #Colour_Collective

I was pretty on the ball with my CC piece last week and had it doodled up early in the week, so later in the week when I saw someone share some similar doodles of a cat in a pumpkin suit I felt a little nervous about later sharing my own pug in a pumpkin suit. The idea initially sprung from a Christmas Pugging I shared last year as part of the #illo_advent challenge of a pug in a christmas pudding costume, so while I knew that this person's doodles hadn't inspired my own, I couldn't help but feel that that was how others would interpret it.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Tag: My Creative Journey

Lauren recently created a 'My Creative Journey' blog tag and kindly tagged me to take part too, so I thought I'd take a little time out of my evening to sit down and have a think about my own creative journey as of late. And so the questions go... 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Indian Red #Colour_Collective

This week's colour collective was Indian Red, so I decided to have a go at illustrating an indian elephant as elephants aren't something I draw often! This illustration comes at a time where the world is once again outraged at the barbaric acts humans will pay to partake in, as an african elephant was sadly hunted earlier in the week at a price of almost £40,000. I can't express the pain and anger stories like this bring me, and I can only hope that one day people will open their eyes to the sadism that is so clearly evident in the individuals that partake in such barbaric activities, and will see the banning of hunting for sport on a worldwide level, with appropriate punishments put in place for any perpetrators. There's just no need for all these innocent lives to keep being taken.