Thursday, 22 May 2014


Rushed finished as I was running out of time......again!! Note to self, must start on the Friday. Wish there was (probably is!) a way of adding instagram type effects on PS. 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Voyage final

Yay! I made the deadline! Feel like I am making some PS improvements, remembering old tricks and learning new stuff each time. New topic tomorrow.......aiming to set aside more time this week.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Working on this week's topic, Voyage. Inspired by my daughter's art at school, I am filling in outlines with pattern. Currently also filling the colour with Photoshop, finally figured out the PS layer/colour overlay trick! Hurrah! But, realistically, it will be finished tomorrow..... in the hope to make this weeks deadline!

Sunday, 4 May 2014


To late to submit for #illustrationfriday but decided to do a quick 30 minute piece for the title anyway! Experimented with ink for the first time in a while, love the bright vibrant colours it produces. If I were to digitally edit this piece I would create shine and reflection using white for really high gloss lips and sparkling eyes.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Survival = Katniss

OK, so I know I am double the age of the target audience...but I am a big fan of The Hunger Game books and as I was running out of time and inspiration I thought, I won't try and be clever...I'll just illustrate the heroine, Katniss.  The whole theme to the trilogy is survival, so job done! Well, it's not finished, but here is the start of it......

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Survival.....means actually being creative!

Apologies that I have been so absent of late. I could list a stream of excuses such as birthdays, trips away, watching too much t.v.....but really, it is plain laziness! So, I am back! Hurrah! Also, excitingly, I am currently bidding on a bureau to keep all my art supplies in one place and a place for me to work.

So two days into this weeks #illustrationfriday it is quite apt that I will be working on the topic SURVIVAL.

Please feel free to comment suggestions towards this topic! I am not back in the flow yet......I hear the word Survival and only think of Destiny's Child......or Bear Grylls!