Thursday, 15 March 2012

The truth about drinkers...

Hallo! So I meant to do a quick editorial illustration a few days ago but then I ended up dressing in a home-made sari, going to London and having a pretty mental weekend.
I stuck to my 3 day rule and started this on Monday night. Don't really like it t'be honest, but I had a time limit to stick to.. The pencil looked really nice, then I coloured it in... then it didn't look right. I could've saved myself a whole lotta bother and done the majority on the computer and added in some pencil marks.. but hey ho, all good practice!

For some reason I'd remembered the article being about over 65 yr olds, not 45. When I came to add the picture to the article I realised my mistake. So if all the chappys look abit old, thats why. I also wanted their skin to be more orangey but they've all turned out rather pink :/

Anyway! Here it is. If you did want to read the article its HERE. (I promise it really was chosen at random) I'll do a couple more editorial pictures I think, but this week i'm sort of busy with real work! *Gasp*

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Mind block

Got a million things on my mind atm and having abit of a creative, motivation panic brain block. So last night after several attempts at trying to think of some jobs, I gave up and watched some Jonathan Creek with the housemates. This is the doodle from the Christmas special episode (apologies for the rubbish scanning)

After work today I went and had a look at the Children's Book Ma exhibition at the Ruskin Gallery. Nothing is more motivating/heart breaking than seeing other peoples really really good work..

It didn't disappoint, there was some inspiring stuff. 
These are 3 that I particularly liked from the show

Becky Palmer
Narisa Togo
Joanne Young

So! Ive decided I'm going to make an image every 3 days.
Choose a random editorial article to illustrate and just go for it. I haven't got any editorial work up online so its about time. If I write about doing it on here, hopefully the embarrassment if it doesn't get done will motivate me :S
Wish me luck blogland!