Sunday, 15 July 2012

Cup O' Doodle - The Bird Man

Another day, another doodle! I love these multi-tonal shapes provided by CupO'Doodle ( I saw a couple of birds in it straight away and after working away at it I came up up with this character. This is a big departure from my usual style but I really enjoyed it! The original image and an overlay of the image above can be seen below. As always, click to enlarge!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Cup O' Doodle - Little Dino

Another Cup O' Doodle. I'm trying to get back into the rhythm of things by doing some quick, creative exercises. I try not to look at other artist's interpretations of the shapes before I finish my own- It's always great to see the variety of ideas! 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

07. Heaven

The theme for number 7 is 'Heaven'. I found this one particularly difficult. I'm not a religious person at all and although I like the idea of heaven I don't think it's within my current ability to illustrate what I see in my head. The idea or vision of heaven is also something personal to each person who believes in it in any way. I thought about it for a while and eventually moved in a different direction- I thought of generally what 'heaven' would mean to a majority of people - somewhere full of happiness, calm, peace and without stress, evil or bad feeling. 

I started to sketch and came up with this little character. Her name is 'Heaven', she is a spritely, ethereal creature who is the personification of the above elements that make up a lot of people's feelings towards what heaven as a place might be like. I like to think of her as a gate keeper. Obviously her colour scheme reflects warm, happy colours and her (very large!) hair was based on the most basic and reoccurring symbols of heaven - clouds :)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Miserable Day

Today has been a miserable day for several reasons. It's July and it's pouring with rain and still cool enough for a coat in London. I'd like some sunshine please!