Drawlloween 2019 - I love Halloween and saw a draw prompt for Halloween posted on Instagram called Drawlloween and decided I would try the challenge of creating a new drawing for each day of the Month in October. These images were hand drawn, scanned into the computer and edited in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. For the images I tried to use a limited colour palette or various shades of a colour in an image. In these images I have tried to portray some humour in them.
Please use the arrow buttons to see each individual image, there is also the prompt of the image that appears when you hover near the bottom of the picture.
Sherlock Holmes Story Illustrations - Here are some illustrations created after reading some Sherlock Holmes Illustrations. These illustrations were hand drawn and edited in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. The stories are written by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Musgrave Ritual
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Fox & The Crow- Illustration based on Aesop's Fables where a fox uses flattery to obtain a piece of cheese from a crow. I tried to use perspective of the crow looking down to the fox with his cunning face. This image was hand drawn, scanned into the computer and edited in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I really like the use of colours and detail on the crow in this illustration. This story is generally a cautionary tale about flattery.
The Fish and the Fisherman- Is a russian fairytale from the 1900's. In this illustration I decided to give the fisherman a modern and traditional fisherman look with the yellow waterproof overalls. This piece was hand drawn, and edited in illustrator and photoshop. I like the use of texture and gradient across various parts of the image.I really like the fine detail that went into producing the fishes coils and the shimmer of the ocean and the fishing net.
Little Red Riding Hood- This is One of my favourite fairytales about a young girl who encounters a Big Bad Wolf in the Forest. There are lots of different ending and connotations to this story as well. But I alway like the idea of when she first sets off into the deep dark wood without a care in the world and gets captivated by the beauty in nature around her. I have probably added a big of a Disney imagination to the beginning of this tale such as in Snow White where she has lots of animals who come to watch snow white and help her with chores. I have created more sketches to go alongside the story and in other's where the wolf appears there is a darkness and lack of life and vitality to the images to represent the darkness that is associated with the wolf. I will include this image in the new Year depicting the wolf. This illustration was hand drawn and edited in Adobe Photoshop.
Howls Moving Castle Illustration - Illustration for Chapter 3 in the book where the main character Sophie is compelled to Seek Her Fortune. In this scene Sophie is trying to stop the moving castle so that she can get inside and be turned back into her normal self as the Wicked Witch of the Waste has turned her into an old woman. A brilliant children's book written by Diana Wynn Jones. I first watched the anime created by Hayao Maiazaki as part of Studio Ghibli and then went on to read the book. From there I decided to do an illustration for each chapter of the book and I just really love the idea of a little old woman stopping a castle in it's tracks in the middle of nowhere.
The Princess and the Frog Fairytale - Illustration showing a view of looking up towards the top of a pond where the frog is swimming to retrieve the Princesses golden ball. I chose to represent when the frog is collecting the ball as I wanted to portray the underwater scene with a perspective of the princess eagerly relying on the frog returning her ball from the pond. Usually when you think of the Princess and the Frog you envisage the princess getting close to the frog to kiss him as that is what she promises him however I wanted to offer a different perspective. This illustration is hand drawn andd then edited in Photoshop by creating multiple layers. I tried to mainly highlight the princesses face and the frogs body with bolder lines like in a cartoon and provide more subtle coolours with the bricks of the pond and the seaweed.
The 3 Little Pigs Fairytale - Here we have the 3 little pigs hiding in a red brick house away from the Angry Big Bad Wolf who is preparing to try and blow down the house. Hand drawn and Edited in Photoshop. I really love the expression in the wolf's face and the fear that the pigs show as well. There is also a lot of detail on the tiny path leading up to the house and the grass as well.
Bearskin - A German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm about a man who gains a beautiful bride and fortune by making a pact with the devil where he agrees to not cut his hair, wash himself or trim his nails for seven years.
The Pied Piper - Illustration depicting the story of the Pied Piper wherre he is paid by a town to rid them of their rat problem. He has a magical pipe that entrances them and they follow him down the street. The story originates from the Town of Hamelyn but continues that he stole the townspeople's children as they refused to pay for him getting rid of the rats.
Animal A-Z Poster - This item can also be purchased in my online shop here. I love illustrating animal and thought it would be fun t o create a cute poster depicting different animals in the Alphabet.