a few weeks ago we had an ace masterclass with illustrator Chris Long, his work is at chrislongstudio.com. He set us all a really fun day project of working on an editorial- which i have never actually done before. Boy o boy it was tricky. i started off being way too literal with my story which was “how to win an eating contest” and Chris was super creative and encouraging. So i started with this idea of just drawing someone winning an eating contest- YAWN! and then developed this idea of someone competing with the food, not other people. This seemed more fun to me and i was happy to have developed the idea more than i ordinarily would have done!
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this is a 3d model i made for uni. i am not really a fan of photographs of my work though.
so i have decided to enter a competition open to any unpublished illustrator and since i fit that category – sadly weep weep . i want to enter it as the prize is more awesome than i could imagine. i clearly dont have a hope in hecks chance of winning but also the whole project would be nice to put in my asssement portfolio for uni. i have really enjoyed it but holy moly it was hard work.
any way these are some examples.
above is a character sketch
and below is a double page spread.
i have been working so hard on it, and changing my mind about the characters, crying about how rubbish they look and then deciding i LOVE them and then deciding not to enter the competition for fear of being laughed outta town … and now just trudging on just so i can say to myself that i kept to the challenge despiite how tricky it wa- which is something i hate to do. i am a flake and quitter- but not any more. like my little fairy i am pulling my socks up!
these are some little paintings i have been doing just for fun. they have been pretty fun and i feel like i am getting better with colour. i like the kind of retro colours.
Here are some monsters i have been working on for uni. i am hoping to make this in to a screen print after easter at uni. i have been watching way too much of the cute show on
. i really want a baby walrus a bunny and a cat now! but i do have the cutest little dog so i cant complain really. he is called bugly and he is part Pug, part Chihuahua and part gremlin- an i mean the part of the gremlin that got fed after midnight.