Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 46

Week 46: Endangered.

Freehand composite sketch in waterproof black laundry marker on watercolour paper, with painted watercolour highlights. References were photographs found in Google Image searches.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 45

Week 45: Peace.

Freehand dove in watercolour on white Quill Linenbond card. Olive branch cut from green paper and collaged into place.


Week 45: Peace II

"Peace of pie." Collaged watercolour paper and textured card on mauve Quill Metallique paper, extending a concept I tried out during last year's Abstract Week.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 44

Week 44: Scandinavian.

"Moominpapa." Collage in white Quill Linenbond and black card onto a text quote in "Word" on mounted card, and based on my own stuffed toy, bought in London, UK. The Moomins are the central characters in a series of books (and a comic strip) by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and writer, Tove Jansson, Her beloved stories were originally published in Finland, in the Swedish language, by Schildts (from 1945).


Week 44: Scandinavian II

"Viking." Freehand-cut symmetrical collage, using coloured papers and black card on white Quill Linenbond, with watercolour and black Sharpie details. Inspiration from several Viking designs found in a Google Image search.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 43

Week 43: Monster.

"Can't sleep." Cartoon in black Sharpie, coloured with watercolours and highlighter marker.


Week 43: Monster II

Sketch of oblivious Granny, in black Sharpie on white Quill linenbond card, and freehand-cut black silhouette collaged onto green card.

Week 43: Monster III

Charcoal and watercolour wash sketch of actor Reggie Nalder as Mr Barlow the Vampire in "Salem's Lot". Highlights in white fabric paint, black ballpoint and collaged yellow paper eyes. Based on a publicity photo from the TV mini-series.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 42

Week 42: Instrument.

"Air guitar". Cartridge papers of various colours, with some brown Sharpie shading, collaged onto black card. Inspiration from a Google Image search.


Week 42: Instrument II

"Spock angel with Vulcan lyrette." Coloured cartridge papers, Metallique gold paper and photocopied fabric textures collaged onto watercolour paper, with details in black ballpoint, black Sharpie and watercolour. I almost wrecked this one about five times, then today I salvaged it from the bin and had one more go at it.

Week 42: Instrument III

"Guitar solo." Cartoon in black Sharpie, doodled on a Post-It Note and mounted. Coloured with pencils.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 41

Week 41: Sweets.

"Gingerbread house". White and yellow Puffy Paint on recycled brown paper. Details in watercolour and black finepoint Sharpie, with collaged roof and witch.


Week 41: Sweets II

Watercolour and collage with white opaque paint pen.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Return of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 40

Week 40: Carnival.

Luna Park Sydney's "Crazy Crooner" carnival sideshow heads. Cut from white Quill linenbond card, and collaged onto a background of mounted "scratch paper", with watercolour and marker highlights.


Week 40: Carnival II

Watercolours over masking fluid, with collaged masks and a horizon of carnival buildings. Accents in black finepoint Sharpie, white Puffy paint and various highlighter pens.