Thursday, November 28, 2013

Howdy Pardner

Howdy pardner!

Having some fun playing with an old watercolour image and giving it a fresh digital background.

I do love to dabble

I am building up my portfolio at the moment, trying to mix it up a bit and add a bit of variety. I'm meant to be getting some of the art where the main character isn't standing looking out at me, but, I do find I am drawn to them as I go through my art folders. :)



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Illustration Friday _ Energy

The Illustration Friday this week is "energy"
It led me on a bit of a journey this week. I was going to do someone lifting weights or in some way exerting lots of energy. Then, in thinking about that, I started thinking about when i offered to carry my little daughters school bag and found it ridiculously heavy ....  then I started thinking about children having to carry such  a weight on their back.
All of that morphed into this picture and  this little boy is now devoid of energy after carry a heavy weight, whether that be the one on his back or a deeper one we cant see. Maybe he has to channel his energy into studying for an exam... What do you think
Anyway,hope brighter days are ahead for him.
I know this weeks word took a lot of energy to bring to fruition for me.... :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Illustration Friday _ Secret

What little secrets hide in the bottom of your garden.....


Hopefully not this kind....

I knew you couldn't trust those gnomes!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Illustration Friday _ Creature

Illustration Friday this week is Creature. I was feeling inventive. This is the little known Himalayan doyakorse. Don't let her appearance fool you, whilst she seems docile enough she could take you're arm off if your not careful! 



Friday, October 25, 2013

Oh poo! i missed the deadline for the illustration Friday word "Entangled" and I even had an old one ready to go.... too busy, that's my problem. Oh well, enjoy it anyway 


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Illustration Friday _Underwater


Snorkelling lesson number 9

The jury is out on this one, she is not my favourite illustration, but I don't have more time to adjust her. 

I figure this girl is having snorkelling lessons, perhaps at our local aquatic centre where dibbydabby illustrations has done some character design for swim classes.... :) ..... (Yah!!)..... :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Illustration Friday, together.


Mums and daughters can achieve anything together if they put their mind to it. 

Well yet again I have been absent from my blog  for yonks...

I have been very lucky to  have been working on some exciting illustration projects which is wonderful for me, I'm finally edging toward my dream :)

I'll put more up about that soon! :) 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Illustration Friday - Lush


Oh dear! Mortimer has been hitting the honey rum liqueur chocolates again.....

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Illustration Friday. Robot

I think we all need one of these.
The best thing about it is that she actually enjoys house work so we are not treating her unfairly by making it her lot in life....
Now, where can I buy one?



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Illustration Friday survielance

Just a quick doodle today, surveillance makes me think of spies, and spies make me think of Spy versus Spy which I love reading in Mad magazines whenever I can . I haven't bought a Mad for a little while now, might be time to invest in some more I think.
This is a classic spy joke which never loses its humour for me. I'm sure the spy versus spy guys have done it before too.



Friday, June 7, 2013

Illustration Friday - Sweet

Good morning - well it is as I write this here. Its a four day weekend for me - Yah! No wonder I'm happy!

The Illustration Friday word this week is sweet so I decided to put this little illustration up for my submission.

We have a sweet little friend who had a birthday recently and she requested a painting of bunnies and these are the bunnies I came up with for her. I was surprised as I had previously done a painting for her and thought one would be enough as children probably wanted toys and fun things for birthdays more than artwork, Because of this it was a bit last minute when she asked me but I felt really proud that she did. 

I'm happy to report they were well received and these bunnies now have their own new and very loving home. 




Sunday, May 26, 2013

Illustration Friday _ Tension

No frills this week, this is a photo straight out of my sketchbook, not even scanned, but you get the gist well enough I am sure, without me having to gussy it up with lighting etc....




Helga pig was always trying to find new ways to dazzle and amaze her friends, but the tension mounted as even she wondered if she had gone too far this time, especially with Mums good china at stake.... 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Illustration Friday _ Future

Want to know the truth about the future?

Maybe its best you don't know........




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Illustration Friday _ farewell

It had only been a few hours and already she was missing her friend.


Farewells are always hard, even for piggies....


oops - just posted this and on doing so realised that 'farewell' was last weeks word... well this is a tribute to that fine word last week! 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Illustration Friday - train

I've been with my niece for the week and she has inspired me...



The focus of this weeks very quick illustration is of course the brides train. I didnt feel like drawing a locomotive this week. :D 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Illustration Friday _ wild


I'd just like to state that no animals were seriously harmed in the making of this illustration  they were both being very very naughty so Tarzan had to pop them into a sleeper hold so that he could talk to them about manners later when they woke up and were more settled. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Those cooking shows always made Daryl hungry  


I think I'm a lot like Daryl, and there are a large number of cooking shows on television these days.... they inspire me to cook and eat. Mmm, I had better start watching a few fitness shows instead. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Illustration Friday - yesterday

A new week means a new word! This week that word is yesterday and for us in Australia, yesterday, today and tomorrow all have something in common - the weather is HOT!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Illustration Friday_Talent

This weeks IF entry. I hope you enjoy it.

I might have to change my blog security settings and stop the potential for anonymous comments. I left it on so people who didn't have blog etc. could leave me comments without having to sign up to anything. Sadly some 'orrible little spammers have found my page. What pathetic little lives they must have to put energy into posting asinine comments on other peoples blogs to try and lure them into visiting webpages.... Oh well, it takes all sorts I guess. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Illustration Friday - Wool

I know its kind of obvious for the theme word, but I really wanted to create a big woolly sheep! 




Instead of digital doodles - I'm supposed to be revamping my website... best get back to work! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Illustration Friday _ storm

Hello and welcome to another illustration Friday word prompt. I must say here thank you to the wonderful people who pop by every week (or even once in a while) and especially to those of you who leave me comments, they help me to refocus and find the time and space to keep doing something I love doing.


This weeks word is storm and this is my illustration.  I feel she has a story. She isn't soaked to the skin yet so she cannot have been out in the storm for too long but she seems to have a purpose or need to be out in that weather....




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Illustration Friday _ wings

Meet Wanda, motivational speaker and hero to fairies everywhere. Wanda speaks out against societies penchant for portraying fairies as youthful, nibble, waif like, creatures.
"It gives young fairies unrealistic expectations to aspire to" she recently said.
Here here Wanda!


I was going to draw a red bull but I thought that was product endorsement and I didn't want to do that. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Illustration Friday Myth.



For years the old folk of the town talked in hush tones about the woodland werewolf, said to come out every lunar eclipse.  It was told that it was a strange creature, that seemed to resemble a collection of twigs and branches and clumps of fallen foliage moulded together in the form of a wolf. It had a lust for blood and could be heard baying at the moon.

None of the younger locals had ever seen one and strongly believed it to be an old myth, but every eclipse, all the towns people locked their doors and barred their windows just in case.

Every morning after a night of a lunar eclipse, farmers would find strangely mutilated and half devoured animals in their herds.

What do you believe......

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Illustration Friday - Edge


Clem was a little on edge, especially since his very loving but heavy footed person Martha had begun to get more and more fuzzy sighted