Monday, 23 May 2011

soaked


This is a picture of Stinky the Blue Rabbit taking his biannual bath.  

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Owl & Pussycat


I've been doing a short course about children's book illustration.
This week we painted a watercolour picture from The Owl and the Pussycat
(or else our own story).  I did the bit where they danced by the
light of the moon.

I'm pretty new to watercolour so I learnt some new techniques.
One was to use a candle to make the stripes on a cat.
The other was to use a dip pen to do the outlines because you can
do it wet-on-wet to make it go fuzzy.  So that was fun and
I'm pretty happy with it.  I'm not sure now whether I want to do
the rest of the story now or else do my own (a love story between traffic signals).

Sunday, 1 May 2011

lesson

I haven't submitted an Illustration Friday picture for over a month now, because I was having trouble thinking of good ideas.  So this week I decided to just draw the first idea I had - an old toy rabbit teaching the new ones about life as a toy rabbit.