Saturday, 24 November 2012

In the trees



Trying some things with trees.
Lots need fixing, will update as I get around to it.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Mother and Daughter

A mother and daughter from my school and literally how they dressed today.


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Nanna the Web Knitter


Nanna the Web Knitter is a character I'm intending to fully animate soon. This is her first digital colour design and I am working with colour and shape right now.
Her story is going to be fairly simple but I'm going to really work on colour and environment for it, as well as try a new method of animation I've never done.
Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Hands and Mice

Some very rough and very quick drawings of hands - most of them are of my left hand during a class but after about 3 minutes I'd have to move it to continue my lesson. I need so  much more practice with hands, as you can see it's one area I really intend to work hard on!





Monday, 8 October 2012

Caramel


Caramel colour, I'm very indecisive - I cant pick a colour for these little corgi fox things.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Farmer's Bridge WIP

Uhm, a WIP of something.
I dont normally do a lot of backgrounds, but here is one.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Birdies



Awful composition, I know, but I liked the spine in the middle.
Some colour experiments on birds from my sketchbook. Pencils and digital colour.
(I miss having a scanner, not long till my birthday though!)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Space Fox concept 1

Space Fox concept art - they use stars to bounce to neighbouring moons where other space foxes live!
Story is currently in development, will post updates here!


Monday, 17 September 2012

Nick WIP

He cant talk to the ladies. At all.

WIP of bigger panel. Trying lineart.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Foxy

Fennec fox x corgi type thing. Scanned work then coloured in Photoshop CS5.1

I'd love one of these as a pet haha.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Practice

Fennec fox practice and some helpful hints for scanned sketches from Elena and Olivia Ceballos! <3 (Thanks ladies!)


Will colour these once I've moved house on Monday!! 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Jump Sketch

Out of my July-September sketchbook. Looking forward to polishing this one.
So much wrong with it but still proud of it as I'm terrified of legs. Not literally, just drawing them.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Raquel 'Human Form' drawing

This took around 30 minutes total. Not too sure about it for now but will post and look at it again in the morning :)
Raquel is part of Nick's story - so her normal form is a raccoon. I drew all the main characters as humans to fully bring across the ideas of their defining features and what they would look like without the fur and big heads.
This is Raquel, not a friend of Nick's but not an enemy either.
Call her a forced acquaintance.

The 'final' one - the coloured one - isn't finished but if I dont sleep now I fear my eyes may drop out. It's like the Cintiq is poking them they hurt that much! Needs much more depth and something more interesting - still a way away!

Also planning to change her mouth back to the same as the sketch, but the fatigue monster made me play it safe. Will repaint tomorrow :)



Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Inspiration and Artblock

I decided to visualise quickly 'Inspiration' and 'Art Block'
Inspiration is a temptress, promising an eternal relationship.
Art Block hides behind her shame, seeking comfort in idleness and lack of life.
I was thinking of characterising these two, could be interesting y/n?


Friday, 27 July 2012

Nick Leaps


Nick the Raccoon. Story is really not fleshed out enough yet, but I can tell you he's a thief and his best friend is a glow worm named Tickles. He's got a love interest who is unnamed but is a pain in the arse and generally  not very nice. She's a mechanic and abhors crime - which is where our anti-hero clashes.
I was requested to draw a raccoon by a kid at school and all week I've been drawing Nick (who was working-titled Ralph at one point). Sometimes he wears a scarf, but he likes to collect umbrellas.
Trying to come up with an ethical reason for thievery is not easy. I dont really want him to fall into the Robin Hood trap. I like the idea of having a main character who's not innocent.
Expect more Nick, Tickles and Unnamed Female Character soon.
Not so sure what to do with Bonnie! Rounded face test.



De-saturated render of 'Polka' - I think I like it de-saturated more
Nick and Tickles. They refer to themselves as The Nickles. Glow worms are great for providing light at night :)
Nick here with darker eyes and lighter fur. Still testing colours.

What were you actually thinking?!

(Click to see larger...I think)

I really enjoy drawing Nick. Here are some pencil sketches of him getting angry at someone and then going in a huff. Which he does a lot.

Fanart alert

Some fanart. Sketch of Bolin from The Legend of Korra, which is one of my favourite shows ever. Really glad I decided to watch it!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Small Update

Sketches of my favourite dog in the whole world: Lucas!




Thursday, 26 January 2012

Saturday, 21 January 2012

'Daisy's Ocarina' Character sketches

I wrote a story the other day, came to me out of the blue, and I decided to start illustrating it!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Ugly Cuties

Going to do a new project called 'Ugly Cuties' (working title) which turns 'ugly' animals cutesy - of course all forms of life are beautiful, but some are more aesthetic than others, and I'm wanting to use my useless skill of cutesy-ing everything and apply it to a project!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Warm up

Because I'm a little creatively dead at the moment, I decided to make something using Colourlovers.com's pallete of the day from Twitter.

Made this, took about...40 mins?

Friday, 6 January 2012

Thank you!!

I am ever so grateful to a lovely site company called Gallereo.com - in particular Emma McMillan - who have helped me build a rather snazzy site (their portofolio websites are so great to use!) and they've been kind to feature me on their website!

So here's a certain squirrel saying 'Thanks!' to Emma and the team! It's not much, but I'm so happy with the service they provide that I felt like doing something!

Also this squirrel got us into trouble with a Lord Sugarbot on Twitter (HAHAHA)

So, go check out www.gallereo.com and my own portfolio which is linked to this blog www.magbee.co.uk and see them for yourself!!