By the light of the moon

By the light of the moon

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Back to blogging,new designs and some cute little illustrations.



 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.







Thursday, March 2, 2017

Quick little illustrations in my sketch book.

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.
 https://www.facebook.com/boofgoestobeautyschool/?pnref=story

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.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Illustrating with just two colours

  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.




Sunday, February 5, 2017

I like to do doll illustration and art in my sketch book.

 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


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fun left hand drawing tutorial warm up for illustration work

Hi Guys ,here is a quick little tutorial to help you loosen up before a days hard work of illustrating,I hope that it inspires you to have fun before you knuckle down to hard days work!
Enjoy x






Sunday, January 29, 2017

Creating an illustration tutorial

I have another small tutorial on creating an illustration using the thing around you,I hope that it helps someone in some way,thanks for stopping by xoxc




Friday, January 27, 2017

Books that inspire creativity,Danny Gregory and his books brilliant.

 Books are just something that I love and treasure,especially art books and craft type books,there is something special about a lazy free day when you can just lay back and browse a  beautiful book that inspires you to pick up a tool be it a pen, pencil,paint,whatever you use,its just wonderful to be so inspired that you cant wait to create.
 Every now again I will share some of my most loved books and today its Danny Gregory all the way,you will find him on you tube and his books on Amazon and at sketch book school,he is awesome and so inspiring!
 The books I am sharing are his books An Illustrated Journey and An Illustrated Life,I come back to these books all time,they are filled with page upon page of awesome inspiration,the pictures are just amazing and the reading is so much fun,these books are books that I take on holidays and just where ever I know I will be waiting and so they help time fly,I just love them.





Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tutorial Little Peg Doll

Here is older tutorial on making over a wooden peg doll,its a nice easy craft project and a bit of fun too.






Monday, January 23, 2017

Illustration and the thumbnail







I hope that little tutorial was helpful in some way,thank you for popping by,check back soon as there will more tutorials and other fun things being added soon.x

illustration character development in watercolor




This is a fun little lesson that can help you grow your character development,give it a go, you never know what might happen.
See you all soon x

Welcome to Illustration with Chicken Legs

Hi all
welcome to my new blog,it is my hope that I will provide fun and interesting posts about illustration,art and crafts,
I will be offering tutorials,sharing my work,testing new products,hints and tips for art work and crafting and so so much more,so come on in and relax with a beverage of your choice as we explore creativity and art products.