Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bubble girl +fish

This image is part of a larger composition I was going to do for a Threadless T-shirt competition. Originally there were meant to be tons of kids running around and making giant bubble and balloon creatures.  It never got out of the sketching phase unfortunately.  The main obstacle in my image's path was an 8 colour restriction for a t-shirt print.  In the end I decided to forgo the competition and just make the image the way I wanted to. 

(I also ran out of time after mucking about with other projects and making the same sketch over and over trying to visualize it with only 8 colours.) 

This little girl is a bit of a colour test, so I'd love to hear any feedback.
After spending an hour circling through the five different blue's in the bubble fish
changing the opacity ever so slightly,
erasing something and then undoing 
and then re-doing and then deciding to try dodge it instead
I decided that she had to get off my desktop 

otherwise I would never get to any of the work I am meant to be doing today.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I found Santa!

I assume he was making a list and checking it twice
And I have to say, this beard + hair combo is real!
no exaggerations at all

Friday, August 7, 2009


If anyone has been paying attention they will know of my love affair with the biro.
My favourite sketching medium. However recently I've been having colour pangs, especially after looking at the sketchbooks and prints of joseph Lambert. But now I can have my cake and eat it too, I have discovered and purchased coloured biro's!

In the super friendly colours of green, pink and purple they are wonderfully cheap and still act like biro's should.
I unfortunately bought a crappy purple pen so purple won't be showing up anytime soon.
But pink has been acting on its best behaviour!
And has been everywhere from my uni notes to my sketchbook.

Im pretty happy with this image, I've always had a thing for speech bubbles.
I find it great when utterly non-tangible things, like speech, gets solidified in comics.
And I love comics.
Ahhh comics and biro's ... never leave me!