Thursday 26 May 2011

Baby Milk Bear

Hiya chaps,

On a bit of a roll with the posts here.
This is another bit of work I've done fairly recently.
It's a cuddly bear for the label on some baby mik.
The agency already had the pack designed, and a rough of the bear, and my task was to draw a nice cuddly bear, that had the head and paws etc in the same place as their rough, but that looked natural, and not like a hunchback. Cos it's head was over to one side, in order for it to fit in next to the logo.
So I thought of it as a bear reaching up to be picked up, and in that pose the head and everything was in the right place, but he looked nice and natural, and his face and paws weren't obscured by and of the design elements.
But it was a fun quick job to do, and quite a nice interesting problem to solve.

Tuesday 24 May 2011


Hi Chaps,

As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't blogged too often in the last month or so.
BUT, now I have something to show of what I've been doing.

I'll spread it over a couple of posts I think.

But, this is from a book I've been working on.
The artwork is delivered, which is v satisfying, and I'm just waiting to see what tweaks they may want.
But here are some sketches from it.
Two versions of a character sketch for the main character. She is naughty and cheeky but likeable.
The doctor.
And Cecily (The main character, gasp, telling secrets here) and her family racing along in the car.
I'll maybe post the final versions of these sketches so you can see them in colour & stuff.
But, more soon :)

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Doggie Doodle Friday

Hello Chaps,

Sorry it's been a while since posting, I've been working on a couple of books, so will put some sketches of their workings up soon, so you can see some of what I've been up to.

In the meanwhile-time-being I've got a sketch of a doggie up on the Doggie Doodle Friday page.
This is a page run by the Book Sniffer Blog, which is a fab blog about children's books.

Here is the Doggie Doodle Friday page -
Mine doggie is the one second in, third row, and I am honoured to have it featured among all the other great doggie's there, by, among others, Lauren Tobias and Alex T Smith, whose blogs are here - and here - in case you've not already seen them.

And the Book Sniffer Blog is here -