January 28, 2012

Forward...Illustration Friday

There's nothing more fun than bear bobbing down a hill on a wintery day! Going forward is safer than bear bobbing backward.

January 24, 2012

Fuzzmo heading to Biggleton....

The first illustration is the Fuzzmo character heading down the road to the little town of Biggleton, wearing his Roche hat with his backpack.

The second illustration is when Fuzzmo arrives at Biggles house after deciding to answer the ad in the Biggleton daily newspaper.

January 21, 2012

Twirl - Illustration Friday

This weeks IF topic "Twirl" inspired me to come up with a bear showing off.. how he twirls a baton!

January 14, 2012

Prepare..Illustration Friday

Bear in preparation of a fish feast!

Well first time trying out the Illustration Friday  so created this image of a bear stocking up on fish in preparation of a feast, but... Are the other bears included in his findings? It does seem like a fun challenge to get your creative wheels turning. Look forward to seeing all images from the other illustrators as well!

January 10, 2012


Finally after many sketches might have come up with my bear illustration for the Fuzzmo character. Its so hard to get an idea or vision in your head of an image onto paper but I think this might be the one I chose to go with in the future! Will see.

January 9, 2012

Creating a banner...

Decided I wanted something for a banner on my blog so designed this bear one! It was fun and may play around with this design to see what else I can come with up.

January 7, 2012

Biggles sitting under the town sign

Well just finished working on this illustration and thought I would post it. Still looking at ways to improve it. But will leave it for now and start working on another image. Its so tricky trying to get the look and feel in digital painting that I want. Trying to experiment and give the illustrations as much of a traditional feel, if that is possible. Oh well back to the drawing board!

January 4, 2012

New image

I just posted a new image of the two bears sleeping in the house where they live. I recently finished this piece not too long ago and am not sure where it might need improving or not. Maybe it needs more texture or lines? Thanks for looking and any comments you have would be kindly accepted. Enjoy!

January 3, 2012

Welcome to my Children's Illustrations blog!

I am in the process of creating illustrations for a children's book that I am working on at the moment and decided to start a blog so I can post some of the illustrations I have been working on this past year. Most of them have been sketched first and were painted using acrylics. I then scanned them into my computer and have repainted them using Photoshop with some of the techniques I studied from taking Will Terry's online digital illustrating course which was extremely helpful. In the new year I hope to improve my technique and skill in illustrations through Mark Mitchell's online children's illustration course which uses the traditional approach. 

I look forward to receiving feedback and comments on my work so let me know what you think!