Saturday, 21 December 2013

Solstice wishes


Wishing you all a good turn of the year, 
good health and good fortune

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Searching for Dragons

I guess I can't leave this out when my reputation is at stake. Once again the theme over at www.john-howe.com is Dragons, so here I go again.

Searching in shapes where there the beast is hiding.


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Vector Logo

At the moment I am trying to learn to use Illustrator, I started two months ago and it's still rather sketchy, no pun intended.

There is also this fabulous app on the iPad called Adobe Ideas that allows you to draw vectors more intuitively. The result is a bit messy but it's quite cool. I couldn't find my stylus that day so I drew this by finger. I was impressed I must say, powerful tool.


A little logo idea for my illustration and graphic design business :)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Textures

I should also post some of the stuff I am doing for my graphic design classes. In fact looking back at my portfolio for this year there is nearly nothing in there, can't be everywhere. I've been spending a lot of time with these classes and looking for a side job.
Most of my illustrations this year were fan art or doodles, only a couple of actual illustrations, it's a bit frustrating but better than nothing.

So despite this lack of time I have decided I need a studio outside my flat a place where I go to concentrate on one task only without distraction. Plus I get to spend time with other creative people (my mum and a friend) who also rent the place, and I'll start giving classes again which should at least pay the rent

This week I finally took some time to do more backgrounds. These are my usual 50 x 70 cm sheets of thick paper, and I layer several washes of acrylics on them. It seals the paper nicely and it makes for an inspiring background, sometimes I see something and will bring it forth, sometimes I use it for a more precise idea.

These two have been done with this technique, the Eagle of which you can find the WIP here: http://dragonladych.blogspot.ch/2012/12/wip.html

And this:



Served as base for this painting:


Some of the new ones that were ok also to be used digitally (as textures in Photoshop)


 I can see a Dragon in one of them...