Trying out MyBrushes app on my iPad, but obviously lots and lots to learn still! Lees meer →
Just finished another ‘For Kids’ book, this time about showing children how to make their own games on internet. I wanted another recurring ‘character’ – to point the way through the pages of fairly complicated text and screen-dumps – and developed a series of characters, or Mates, using a PacMan head and a work sheet/grid inspired body. I made 32 illustrations in total and here is the ‘Mathematician’ mate from first sketch to finished illustration! Lees meer →
Busy busy with a new commission for children’s magazine KLEUR! But I really love beginning a new commission, especially making the first sketches. The secret is to get enough information, movement and balance into the sketches but not to loose them, rub them out, cramp up and draw them too stiffly, when making the definate illustrations.This chapter is about a fight, romp, dance sport from Brazil called Capoeira and I have to depict six Capoeira movements so that a primary school class can try them out in their lessons at school. Here are the first sketches – plus pencil lines, mistakes, ink blotches, smears, rubber bits, weird expressions, warts and all! And here, two weeks later, is the finished and definite Capoeira illustration..
I feel fairly confident that I can draw many things – but not clouds! I can make a fluffy shape look like a cloud in illustrations but they are not the fabulous formations that develop above us in the sky. So I want to practice drawing clouds with other mediums than my usual pen line and coloured pencils that I use for my illustrations! I’ll show them here asap….BUT, yesterday I couldn’t resist quickly sketching these ‘comical clouds’ as they sailed passed the window, changing shape within seconds!