Sunday, 31 March 2013

Gratuitous cat sketch


Here's my winter painting for the set of illustrations I'm working on.  We don't get snow here, only wind and rain. The colours are sort of ugly, not sure if they are good ugly or bad ugly though. My favourites from this one are the stressed mum and downcast granny. Also I wish I had that orange and black jacket in the top right hand corner.

Here it is in progress, I've been keeping cling film over my wet gouache, it dries out so quickly in this heat.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Autumn in Aukland (geddit?)

Here's my autumn scene,  it's going to have text on it because it's the cover of a publication but this is the final image done (although not properly scanned - damn blurry edges). Click on it to see it proper sized.
I'm having a love affair with gouache.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sneak peek

Here's a quick look at a commission I'm in the middle of, it's hard to paint wintry scenes in the midst of a glorious summer drought. It's so hot I have to sit on a towel to stop from sticking to my chair!

- Actually this is now the autumn scene, winter is still to come...

Wedding beer!

Here's the beer labels in the flesh, on the rambunctious yet delicious wedding homebrew. I feel like I should have made them slightly wider to account for the curve in the bottle, but oh well. They were very well received anyway. Photo courtesy of the lovely Alyson Eberle