ILLUSTRATION

ILLUSTRATION and doodles

I work in several styles from semi realistic to stylised. My favourite “go to” traditional medium is watercolour and gouache although I have recently started to work with digital which I have used to complete entire pieces of artwork or enhance the traditional work.Below is a collection from personal pieces, commissions, and projects that I have worked on recently in the last year. 

All illustrations are available from my little shop on Esty

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS – DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION

GINGER AND THE FOX - My illustration and poetic take on the well known children's book folklore story "The Gingerbread Man." There are many interesting parts to illustrate about this story, but the one I found to be the most dramatic was this part hence the reason why I choose it - that split second where the look on both characters faces' explains their full intentions - poor Ginger so happy blissfully unaware of what Fox is thinking!
GINGER AND THE FOX – My illustration and poetic take on the well known children’s book folklore story “The Gingerbread Man.” There are many interesting parts to illustrate about this story, but the one I found to be the most dramatic was this part hence the reason why I choose it – that split second where the look on both characters faces’ explains their full intentions – poor Ginger so blissfully happy and unaware of what Fox is thinking!

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RED AND THE WOLF - My illustration and poetic take on another well known children's book folklore tale "Little Red Riding Hood." I choose to illustrate Red being circled by the Wolf, with his menacing expression. I wanted to capture how vulnerable she is by using scale and colour. Red is tiny compared to the Wolf and the sombre colour palette is used to emphasis the cold, dark night .
RED AND THE WOLF – My illustration and poetic take on another well known children’s book folklore story “Little Red Riding Hood.” I choose to illustrate Red being circled by the Wolf, with his menacing expression. I wanted to capture how vulnerable she is by using scale and colour. Red is tiny compared to the Wolf and the sombre colour palette is used to emphasis the starkness and the cold, dark night.

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GOLDIE AND THE THREE BEARS - this is the last one (for now) of my illustrations and poetic take on children's book folklore tales. This one is of course "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." I wanted a complete contrast to "Red and the Wolf" so decided to illustrate a happy part of the story where Goldie is skipping along to the bears house on a warm summers day. The colour palette ranges from shades of orange to warm brown to express this, with complimentary pale greens to balance the artwork.
GOLDIE AND THE THREE BEARS – this is the last one (for now) of my illustrations and poetic take on children’s book folklore tales. This one is of course “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” I wanted a complete contrast to “Red and the Wolf” so decided to illustrate a happy part of the story where Goldie is skipping along to the bears house on a warm summers day. The colour palette ranges from shades of orange to warm brown to express this, and the use of complimentary pale greens to balance the artwork.

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 MORE TO COME!