Category Archives: Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday: Outside

It is forever since I have updated and while I generally don’t believe making excuses is a good habit, i actually have a brilliant excuse. I no longer have regular access to a scanner. however I come to you today with an update!

 

I thought I would upload a quick little sketch of one of my favourite outdoor spaces, the Southbank in London. I adore London and espeically the Southbank is an area I love to visit and walk, especially in the evening after a day out in London. Its typically where I my family ends up after a day out.

 

Hope you enjoy it and think about what some of your favourite outdoor spaces are.

 

Southbank

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Illustration Friday: Wish

Here is my quick little illustration for ‘wish’. Style influenced by my current PROW: Positive Representation Of Women project. Theme influenced by the end of summer, beginning of autumn. Autumn is my favourite time of year.

 

SCAN0483

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Illustration Friday: Radio

So I’m trying to get better at drawing men. Which is not working out all that well in my opinion. But I tell myself that if I keep working on it I’ll get there. I struggle with the body proportions. So I’ve kind of cheated on this one by giving him a baggy jacket. Yep, cheating. Hope you like it. I promise to put in more effort next week.

 

radio

Tagged , , , , ,

Illustration Friday: Skull

I must admit that it has been forever since I last did a piece for Illustration Friday. My Masters course has had first priority this year and hasn’t really left room for much else in the way of commitments or hobbies.

But when this weeks theme came up am was ‘skull’ I figured I could do with a creative break from working on my thesis.

Skulls always instantaneously make me think of Hamlet. Hamlet was one of my A-level English Literature pieces. I must admit prior to taking English Literature I had had read Shakespeare, but predominantly his histories and comedies. I’m not really one for tragedies. In any genre or medium. Its just not very entertaining in my opinion. But I think its hard not to fall in love with Hamlet after all. Though I must admit I don’t particularly like Hamlet himself, but I adore Horatio, he is one of my absolutely favourite Shakespeare characters.

What few people know is that Shakespeare actually based Hamlet on a read Danish legend about a man named Amleth who’s life pretty much panned out the way it does in Shakespeare’s plot, except along the way he defeats the English and marries both the English princess and a Scottish queen and he’s not killed with poison or daggers or any of that jazz, but in a battle upon arriving home to Denmark with both his wives.

Needless to say, being Danish, I think the original Amleth is way cooler. So I’ve drawn Amleth rather than Hamlet (though they are essentially the same person). Outfit is loosely based on early medieval/viking outfits. I had fun using some sketching pencils as well which I don’t typically use but people keep giving to me as Christmas presents. 😛 Its an advantage that I needed to practise drawing men anyway, I’m so much more comfortable drawing women. I did consider gender bending, but that will have to be a later project. Also edited the background in GIMP.

amleth

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Illustration Friday: Secret

Not quite happy with this one, the proportions don’t seen quite right, but Iwas trying some new things. Also thought I’d use some colour this week. 🙂

secret

 

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Illustration Friday: Together

I had fun doing this one.I love drawing cute couples. I really need to practice drawing men though… This is one of my favourite quotes by one of my favourite authors.together

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Illustration Friday: Totem

So when I was thinking about totems, it made me think of Patronus’ in Harry Potter, because esentially they’re totems of the characters. My favourite patronus has always been Luna Lovegood’s hare so I decided to draw her with her hare. And then, because I’m obssesed with drawing historic costumes, I found this really pretty outfit, which she’s wearing. I always wondered what my patronus would be…

totem

Tagged , , , , ,

Illustration Friday: Fresh

So I’m going to be starting my Masters degree soon, new university, new peer group etc. And I decided this weekend to get a new haircut. Bangs and short hair. This year I’ve become a lot more daring with my hair. So initially I wanted to draw someone with short hair, but it wasn’t working for me, so instead I did this picture to symbolise a fresh start. Leaving the old behind and starting a new day.

freshstart

Tagged , , , , , , , ,