Last sketches of 2015

This October – December was the busiest on record, what with starting a new show at the studio, piles of freelance, and selling and buying a house…… so sadly my sketches took a backseat. I managed to squeak out a few, here they are! For Inktober 2015: A couple sketches in time for “Back toContinue reading “Last sketches of 2015”

Winery-inspired commission

A friend contacted me to do a commission for her and her hubby who were going to celebrate an anniversary. They share a love of visiting wineries, so she told me that she would love to have that incorporated somehow into it. She also said that their phrase they always say to each other isContinue reading “Winery-inspired commission”

Character designs for unnamed project

I was asked to do a few exploratory character designs for a project, and here is what I came up with! I tried a few different styles, and it was fun just to draw a few different versions of the character I had in my head. Brush pen and pencil crayon:   Watercolour:   Digital:Continue reading “Character designs for unnamed project”

Illustration commission for wedding gift

I was asked to do a commission of a couple for someone to give to them as a wedding gift. After seeing a few photos of the couple together, I did some roughs. Below is the rough that worked best, and the final colour is at the bottom. Rough is in Colerase blue pencil; colourContinue reading “Illustration commission for wedding gift”

Willow Tree Wedding Illustration

A few months ago, a friend from the studio asked if I would do a custom illustration for her wedding invitations. They were getting married by a willow tree, so she wanted that incorporated ๐Ÿ™‚ It was definitely fun to do, I sort of wanted a Golden Book feeling… and of course it was soContinue reading “Willow Tree Wedding Illustration”

A commission: Steve & Carolyn

One of my favourites things to do is to do sketches or illustrations for people for special occasions. It is always surprising when people contact me, and what they want drawn – it’s never a dull moment! This one was fun – a childhood friend contacted me and said that a good friend of herContinue reading “A commission: Steve & Carolyn”

A Kids Book – Work in Progress

For quite a while now I have been working on illustrating a kids book with a friend of mine who has written one, and figured out all the publishing details. My life and work at the studio has kept me very busy and has made this project go very slowly…. but it is getting thereContinue reading “A Kids Book – Work in Progress”

Caricatures for comedian Lianna Carrera

Since the Christmas break, immediately followed by the GCN Conference in Chicago [stay tuned for postings on that!] things have just been a-movin’ and a-shakin’ – so I am a bit behind on posting about my latest projects! I was commissioned by friend and funnylady Lianna Carrera to come up with some fun sketches ofContinue reading “Caricatures for comedian Lianna Carrera”