Here is the entire school class. I really had fun coming up with different characters.
Experimenting with putting character sheets together…
What kind of pet did you have as a kid?
I still think that dogs make the best pets.
No, that’s not blood on the floor but paint. The teacher is not happy either way.
Continuation of the drawing practice I did in November.
Tried to use coloured pencil instead of ink for the outline. I kind of like both. The clear lines of the ink but also this slightly softer look of the pencil.
What do you think?
It’s Monday again. It´s not back to school but back to work…
I made a last one of these Art vs Artists collages. Also more for me as I enjoyed taking a look at my work from last year.
Below are my first proper attempts of watercolour illustrations. I still feel like I have a long way to go. But practice makes you maybe not perfect, but better bit by bit.
I kind of liked the art vs artist set up and I thought it would be nice to reflect on some of my other drawings that I did throughout 2021.
So here is another one. People and animals in ink and watercolour from last spring.
There was this art vs artist posts on Instagram and I am late to the party but this was the image I put together.
It has been a though year with many downs put I have certainly learned a lot illustration wise. I still feel like I have a long way to go until I get to where I want my illustrations to be, but hey, it’s a journey.
Curious to see how my style and skills will further develop throughout the year.
What are you looking forward to?
…and happy holidays!
I wanted to do a proper Christmas card but ran out of time. But I found this sketch that I did last summer for a book project that didn’t work out.
A ferret! I think they are so cute. Somehow I feel that both of these guys could cause some trouble…. wanted to unwanted.
Another character sketch. Would you ever consider a spider as a pet? Me certainly not!
Another character design.
Any name suggestions for the characters are more than welcome.
Have a lovely weekend!
I have been taking several illustrator courses in the last weeks. One of them about character design. So for a change I have been focusing on more human characters instead of animal ones. And eventually I settled on a character design I liked. Any feedback is more than welcome.
I still wanted to draw animals, so I picked the topic, take your pet to school day.
Another ink drawing from my sketchbook from last month. Not sure why I haven´t colored it in. Might still do so at some point.
Discovered this unfinished drawing I did a month ago in my sketchbook. I should finish it at some point but I also like it just in black and white as it is.
It also represents the mood of today. I would like to just stay home and be cozy.
Tried something completely different as well for the raven prompt. Although I don’t feel like drawing this character is really me. I really prefer drawing animals and I feel like I haven’t found my style yet when it comes to drawing people appropriate for children’s books. I will keep on practicing though.
I am still on track with my Inktober drawings, I just haven’t managed to take photos and upload them yet. They will follow shortly.
Who else is doing Inktober here?
Happy October 1st!
It’s the beginning of Inktober! I haven’t started with the Inktober sketch just yet but will get to it soon.
Meanwhile I tried to draw something a bit different, inspired by a Draw this in your style challenge on Instagram . I haven’t really been doing people illustrations for children’s books, but I think I am quite happy with my first attempt.
What do you think?
Tried something else for today´s warm up sketch. Inspired by the photo of Elliot Erwitt, Provence, 1955.
Have a great weekend!