I keep seeing sausage dogs everywhere these days. I think they're totally great, they look so full of personality. I petted one at the weekend for the first time and he was so lovely. I think his owner was a little terrified by my enthusiasm though.
This one's dedicated to my dear salty sea dog of a dad who could quite happily live on the sea and never touch land.
Completely off-topic, has anyone got any good tips for must-see things in New york? We're going on our jollies on the 23rd August and spending 4 days in New York and a fortnight or so with our lovely chums Shane and Alli in New Brunswick, Canada. I AM SO EXCITED.
I've been doing some work on a gallery of lesser-known-mythical creatures. The Japanese Takka-onna are particularly freaky methinks.
The not-so-fierce but slightly bemused and very friendly Dekko monsters.
I've been experimenting with lettering recently. I really admire accomplished lettering artists who make it look so easy and can write whole paragraphs in a perfect composition without fear of making mistakes and make it look like a work of art. Practice, practice practice methinks.
A nod to my father-in-law, Victor, who provided us with the most useful of catchphrases. He doesn't have a beard. Or wear a tall hat. Yup.
This exotic lady doodle bloomed after a day of painting for a book I'm working on.
Woo! My first Illustration Friday in a very very long time. Its a doodle while I was waiting for work to upload to Basecamp. Things have been so busy since November with work I've almost felt guilty even doodling. Good things are happening though and I'll hopefully post some Atto/WeCanFly work up in a wee while.
Things have been so busy the past couple of weeks I haven't had time to do my IF posts. I was so chuffed to get the Pick of the Week for Juggle though :)
This was a commission I did for a lovely chap whom I greatly admire. He helped me have confidence in my abilities and has done so much to help me realise the dream of creating the company I always wanted. He even became a client of ours which was the biggest seal of approval we could have. This illustration was a present to his expecting partner.
These are a couple of quick doodles for IF. Without input from from Karys and Pete I would have tentatively settled for the obvious answer. Small jugs should be called juggles from now on I think. I thought I would put the obvious answer up anyway, she looked lonely.
I think weddings are great, especially if they're your own. This was our wedding invite from one and a half years ago. I still love it because it brings back so many fond memories. We had so much fun designing our wedding. I used our pattern to paint huge banners to hang at the front of the church and we plastered the place with candles and lanterns. Everyone we knew helped us decorate the church the night before.
These are a couple of invites we've done for friends.
Karys and I did so much wedding stationary design for friends that one day we decided to go for it and form Henry Pancake.
A quickie for Illustration Friday taken from a part of an animation about an overworked robot that I did in art college.
Two submissions for Illustration Friday, the wine and flowers pair look strangely like my mum and dad :/