I finally started painting some spreads for my Lionel story. Here are two of them, both have been edited slightly...may have to ask the public which they think looks best as i'm rather indecisive!
I'm feeling really good about this project, now that it's getting somewhere. My lovely friend is giving me tips on how to improve and i'm keeping at it. Hoping to get it printed a few times when done; either by myself or a proper printers. Then i'm going to send it off to some publishers... really nervous but excited. Hope they like Lionel as much as I (and the public) do!
Thursday, 23 February 2012
This is Lionel at his saddest, most vulnerable moment...and I LOVE him!
I am so proud of myself for creating this character. I'll probably hate him in a week/day/hour/5 minutes! But i'm enjoying every second of loving him! So excited to get my other characters and spreads done!
Yesterday I decided to draw and paint Smaug (from the Hobbit). I'm rather pleased with this, though it's a bit dark and even though i've tried to edit it, it just stays dark! So i'm going to give it another go. I may even try and attempt a front cover for the Hobbit. I can't wait for the film to come out! I remember going to see Lord of the Rings at the cinema! Good times! Still working on my Lionel story...more to come soon!
Monday, 13 February 2012
a) This week I was very lucky to get a wonderful package in the post from the lovely Zoe from Ladybird Likes. The package contained a lovely hand written card, a pretty flowery mirror, the most adorable strawberry and bee tape measure and a wonderful mixtape CD! She best be looking out for what i'm going to send her!:)
b) I got home from work to see that my lovely boyfriend had bought me some rainbow drawers and some roses!!! I've already filled my drawers with art supplies, envelopes, inks, stapler and games and books! and the roses and eucalyptus smell gorgeous!
c) We munched on raspberry cupcakes after James made some home made meatloaf.
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Lionel looking sad...i've decided he needs to look a bit messier: hair and such...he needs some bogies aswell...
Lionel discovering he's not well. His mouth needs to be wider...I painted this first and then added the linework...I like how the colour isn't perfectly in the lines.
This is my entry for a talenthouse competition to illustrate one of Stoffel De Roover's smoke photographs. You can support and vote for me here! Thankyou!