Ali in Autumn

Something I’ve been working on and experimenting with a new style and way of colouring. Also I uploaded before the end of November so it still counts as Autumn!

Oct ID

In keeping with my challenge, here is my October ID design! Inspired by my trip to the Lavender Fields back in August! I used ink and copics here to also go with my inktober challenge! I will collate all images from this year and 2016 on to a page soon so keep a look out 🙂

Sept ID

There was a problem with uploading this last month but here you are and it includes a plus one where I celebrated the first day of Autumn!

Portrait Commissions

Aside from the long term commissions for illustrating children’s book, I have also taken on a couple of short term commissions. These were both for the same client (and old friend!) both portraits were birthday presents – what could be more of a surprise and a unique gesture than giving an illustrated portrait!

Projects Progression

I would like to update you on what I’ve been doing for the past few months of 2017. As well as doing personal ventures, I have been illustrating 2 books – working on the sequel to ‘Superstar Kids’ and a new title called ‘The Adventurers’. I have been volunteering as an Artist at Paddington Arts, a local youth centre which I have been going to since I was a child so I am very happy to be giving back to them! AND a collaboration painting with Annette Fernando, this was for the 24 Hearts project in tribute for Grenfell Tower and in time for Carnival.

http://24hearts.org/ 

https://www.superstarkidsbook.com/

I have definitely been the busy bee, have a look below to find some of the recently finished pieces. I am very proud of what I have achieved so far, to see progression in my art style and way of working is very satisfying and I aim to keep this up!

Pink Lars

Pink Lars from the recent Steven Universe hour special. Lars’ character has always been somewhat irritating to me in the series, but I absolutely loved seeing his moments of vulnerability where he struggled being himself. It just goes to show acceptance starts within and I always love that Steven Universe has these amazing life lessons to teach young children.

I wasn’t expecting Pink Lars to happen! But I absolutely loved it and it has solidified my love for Lars’ character, things are looking up for him.

Mermay Illustration

Mermay

I sketched out a mermaid in my sketchbook and I took a photo. I thought to progress this on and take the picture in to Photoshop and digitally paint over the sketch but keep the essence of the original picture too. I really like this combination and I will try to do more illustrations like this! I also drew a mermaid for MerMay, this is the first time I’ve drawn a mermaid and it was a lot of fun!