Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Illustration Friday: Similar

This is my image for IF's topic 'Similar'.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Illustration Friday: 'Balloon'

This is my image for IF's topic 'Balloon'. I originally like the idea of a fat little imp on top of a balloon, attacking it, but the image has slowly evolved into a large-scale attack by some sort of cat-demon monster.....thing.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Illustration Friday: 'Opinion'

What to say? I had a lot of trouble coming up with an image for this topic - but when the idea finally found me, I liked it.
A little inspiration came from the legendary Raymond Brigg's equally legendary Fungus the Bogeyman.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

IllustrationFriday: 'Pretend'

Here is my image for IF's topic 'Pretend'.
I'm not sure really where this image came from. It started out as the idea of a squirrel dressed up as a duck (with flippers and a tied-on beak), stood amidst a crowd of unsuspecting ducks and grinning. Then, the duck-dressed squirrel standing ankle-deep in a pond with a single, sceptical duck - the caption for the squirrel being simply 'Quack?'.
Then I put the squirrel in a tree, still dressed as a duck. Which made no sense - so i dressed him as a monster, and had him startling another squirrel. Because squirrels are so skittish, i thought it would be funnier if the other squirrel was simply bored.
And then it seemed funny if the monster costume was removed altogether. Apart from the feet.
And I was more-or-less left with the above image. Which i still find funny, although now I'm really far from sure what the joke is.....
The squirrel pretending is called Gary in tribute to Gary Larson.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Illustration Friday: 'Wise'

This is my image for Illustration Friday's topic 'Wise'.

Monday, 10 November 2008


Here's an image i produced for an older topic on Illustration Friday: 'Packed' which i produced to try out some new software.


Here's an unfinished image, which was my original intended image for Illustration Friday's 'Vacant' topic.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Illustration Friday: Vacant

This pencil sketch is for Illustration Friday's theme 'Vacant'.
This is the original pen and ink sketch for 'Repair' - which needed an extensive remodelling of the right arm!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

IllustrationFriday: 'Repair'

This is my image for Illustration Friday's topic 'Repair'. Time constraints meant that I had to reduce this to a monochrome drawing, with no background. I intended to have the robot working in a wooden toolshed, surrounded by chains, gears and spare parts on all sides, and to colour and shade the whole image in orange/red/brown tones.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

IllustrationFriday: 'Late'

"...nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the rabbit say to itself,
'Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!' "
This, the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is my
entry for IllustrationFriday's topic 'Late'.

IllustrationFriday: Strings

This is my image for the IllustrationFriday topic 'Strings'