Monday, 29 March 2010

Doodles (the best/strangest of book 1)

These are the things that live in my brain. I draw them in little books to let them out...
The following are my favourites from Book The First:

Despite dieting for weeks, she still couldn't fit through the tiny door.

Scary tail.

Snow bear.

A big, fat sealion.

This is a drawing of my hamster (from memory!) and of Scraggley the Pigeon who lived on my balcony for a bit.

This drawing is about my complicated relationship with alcohol.

The obligatory pretty girl.



A long animal.

A nervous (but still hot) lingerie model.

She's annoyed with herself for being in love with such a JERK.

How I think web developers spend their time.

Two eggs riding a camel.

Binary monster. Wave bye bye!


Sunday, 28 March 2010

Zoo animals

So I went to the zoo for my birthday! I drew these animals, the idea being that drawing from life will help me put style and character into the animals i draw in my picture books.

he looked like a rock star.

i hope he never gets caught...(sorry).
he's a leopard. he didn't stay still long enough for me to draw his spots.
a baby elephant! his name was 'Ganesh Vijay' ^__^

Sooooo Otters don't stay still AT ALL! They are hard to draw -__-

A deer of some kind.
This is a D-Hole. He is standing up.
Now he is lying down.
Ring-tailed lemurs! They were my favourites ^________^

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

How I imagine 'Lost'

I've never got into 'Lost' (the TV show) but have lots of friends who watch it religiously and so talk about it around me. I thought I would use the snippets of information I have about it along with some artistic license to try and piece together an average episode.
Am I close?

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Twesta poster: Rose Elinor Dougall

Do come along if you're a local!
I hope Rose likes the poster.........*fingers crossed*

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Danny the Dragon storyboard

Danny takes a lot of working out...

Monday, 8 March 2010

Danny the Dragon first draft sneaky peaks ^_^

Here are some cropped images of the first draft of Danny the Dragon...hopefully they'll make you all curious to see the finished product!

Friday, 5 March 2010

That's not my name

I drew this nice cat (doesn't he look lovely?) but I don't know what he's called...please suggest names for him!
Ta xxxx

Thursday, 4 March 2010


Danny's girlfriend?

Monday, 1 March 2010

Danny the Dragon - detail and subtext FTW

Yay for Danny! So, since I made some proper, colour (but still rough) pages for the Danny the Dragon picture book (which you can see here) I had my second portfolio surgery with the AOI. I was advised to add more detail and subtext to my drawings, as well as a whole lot of other things! It was really helpful and inspiring and it was nice to feel how much I've learnt since last year's surgery. Anyway, here are my first attempts at reworking the first few pages, let me know your thoughts! But bear in mind that these are (as you can see) still very rough and scribbly, so be gentle with me. You can also click on the images to make them bigger which might help to see everything.
R xxx

Danny was a little boy dragon.

He lived in a big, beautiful castle with his owner, Princess Scarlet.

Danny and Princess Scarlet were the best of friends, Danny was good as gold as long as Scarlet was around.

However, when Scarlet went to school...Danny was a very /different/ sort of dragon.

(this one is skipping ahead a little so I won't give you the caption in case it spoils the story!)