I have been commissioned by the wonderful Author and Bush Poet Caroline Tuoey to Illustrate her latest Boof Goes To Beauty school,it is inspired by a real life dad and his misadventures.
So here is a sneak of some roughs that I have developed during the character development stage,
You can find out more about Caroline at her page http://carolinetuohey.com/
Its been a hectic month,lots of painting and designing for some child friendly art and gearing up for Christmas illustrations also some small client based projects,and I am finally making headway so that I can put out some food and nature inspired illustration into the mix.
I have had my head down for weeks with the book "Boof Goes To Beauty School"that I am illustrating for the wonderful Author Caroline Tuohey http://carolinetuohey.com/ ,my husband and I were flipping through the latest lot of finished illustrations and I can see the book coming to life,its so exciting and I can not wait to see it in its final printed beauty.
I love to do illustration for children,it takes you to another place,a better place where life is full of wonder and joy,colour and laughter,fun and whimsy.
I have been so busy with the book that I am illustrating and with new designs that I have had time to Blog,but I am determined to get this blog going and upload current work,tutorials,hints and tips among other things,it is time to get blogging!
I am now including food illustration and animal illustration to my business,I still love illustrating for kids but I need to branch out,I will also be doing card designs,calendar designs and so much more,so exciting,I can't wait to grow my portfolio.
Its been a hectic couple of weeks,working on a book for Author Caroline Tuohey, one of the most positive and inspiring women I've met,you can visit our book progress page at the following link.
Also working on a line of greeting cards and prints that Ive had in the back burner for some time,I now have about 30 images ready for release this year.
For now I am sharing a few little illustrations that I have done and will be back again in a day or so,xox.
I love the look of simple colour pallets,the use of just a few colours is such a nice way of allowing the subject to stand out in a quite way,with the following illustrations I used just paynes grey,blue , a touch of rose madder,green and highlights of white gouache.
I found a picture of a beautiful doll on the net and I just had to draw and paint her,the green colors on this doll really appealed to me so much that I had to paint this.
I will be posting more of my dolly portraits later.
Thanks for popping by xox