Saturday, March 27, 2010

Illustration Friday - Rescue

Barbara was hopeful that the 'Hair Rescue' would work its magic on her unruly barnet!

A quick sketch for this week's Illustration Friday.  Actually, this is a bit reminscent of my hair before I discovered straightening irons!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

ShopSmart Magazine

These illustrations have just been published in the April issue of ShopSmart Magazine, a consumer magazine in the U.S.
This one was to illustrate 'Cash for Clunkers' a scheme where you can trade in an old appliance for a shiny new one.

This one is about the difference between men and women when it comes to shopping.  Apparently men are hunters and target what they want straight away, while women are gatherers and like a good old rummage.  Pretty accurate in my experience!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Illustration Friday - Expired

The milk was past its best so Earl Grey was feeling a little off colour!

A quick illustration for this week's topic, a tricky one but this was the first thing I thought of, so I decided to run with it!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Woman Magazine 1956

I was browsing in a local junk shop this week when I found an issue of Woman magazine, strangely enough dating from this very week, but in 1956!  I had to add it to my collection and it makes fascinating reading.   I like this advert for Calpreta cotton and I thought the palette was quite similar to my wedding illustration in my previous post.  I can't quite make out the signature but I'd be interested to find out who the illustrator was....

St Louis Magazine

I just received a copy of St Louis Magazine which I worked on late last year.  I did 4 illustrations to accompany stories in their wedding feature, and this is one of them.  The bride broke her foot just before the big day and had to be carried by her new husband, apparently he wasn't too impressed!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Illustration Friday - Brave

Bunny was feeling brave when she approached Leo at the costume party!
My take on this week's Illustration Friday.  I thought it would be fun to play with the idea of the brave lion and put a twist on it!
I've gone for a very pared down palette too which I'm going to try and do a bit more often...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Matchbox Labels No 2

Yesterday was World Book Day, so in honour of that I thought I'd share some Czech labels with a book theme.  I particularly like the swallow carrying a book in its beak!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Illustration Friday - Perspective

A quick illustration for this week's Illustration Friday.
My take on the theme is 'putting things in perspective', try as she might she can't help making a mountain out of a molehill!