Friday, July 30, 2010

Illustration Friday : Artificial

Artificial leg, arms...everything, these days. I heard on the radio the other day that scientists have successfully grown, from stem cells, new hip joints!
Anyway, this image was for a health column I illustrated every week for a newspaper in Glasgow. It's quite a strange one for me, don't you think? I do like its oddness though.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tick Tock tick tock...with Draftfcb

This was a great job I worked on with art director Merry Natalia in the New York office of Draftfcb .
It's for a contraceptive brand called PlanB and had to be handled very carefully so that the artwork hit the right note - there were a few re-workings to achieve this!!
Working with combining illustration and lettering with a restricted, yet feminine colour palette, these illustration sets were for a story board for a potential animation. The work was also used in press ads.

It's a change to see me working with pastel colours, instead of full on brights - but I really enjoyed the challenge!

Marmalady made me a CAKE!

OOOH, I may live in a small village but I am surrounded by talented folk! One such person is the lovely Loren Brand - aka Marmalady - who not only has trained at Duncan of Jordanstone to be an illustrator but is busy trying to set up her business as a cake baker extraordinaire. She visited me during Open studios and when I heard she could bake a mean cake, I asked her to create a cup cake special for my "40 and a Bit" Birthday BBQ. Isn't it fab?
The flavours for the grown-ups were gin & tonic, margarita, strawberry daquiri and my favourite liquer, frangelico. The big ladybird on the top was a yummy vanilla sponge especially for the kiddies.
Want a cake ?- ask Marmalady!

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Breakfast" for Illustration Friday

Not done Illustration Friday for ages and ages! This week's theme reminded me of this breakfast table illustration I did : no Photoshop - all acrylic paint and ink!
Hello again IF-ers!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Breathe, breathe....Puuuuush!

I have been doing a spot of work for the lovely Jason Morris at Stella Magazine/Sunday Telegraph again!

I am a bit behind with blogging it as it was published last Sunday 27th June, but better late than never.

Zoe Williams' story about her experience of pregnancy and then labour (taken from her new book, Bring it on Baby) were funny and truthful and therefore good to illustrate - especially when the space allocated for them in the magazine is NOT standard size! Drawing likenesses of people is not my forte but Jason felt the illustrations needed to reflect the personal element of the story, so cue Google Images! Luckily, she has an interesting face to draw.
My colour scheme for this illo about Zoe's labour experience was blue and obvious a choice!
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