Cartoon Illustration

Illustration Work

Animation

Icon Design

 

Vector icons created for Quick Bird Studios, a talented team of app developers based in Munich. The clients wanted images that would give a snapshot of their work, from designing function and interface, through development and implementation, and lastly the ongoing support and updates.

 

 

 

Cartography

A collection of illustrated maps.

 

Bethlehem

Village scene with mountain backdrop – originally an illustration of Bethlehem, I ended up producing a handful of colour options, with both day and night scenes. The full high res image is 75cm wide by 35cm tall, and prints are available in a range of sizes at Redbubble or Society6

Bethlehem

Mountains

Mountains

He Was and Is and Is to Come

Lighthouse / Nighthouse

Black and white, an idea I had for a lighthouse that operates in very much the opposite of the norm. It ended up as a two sided image that works either way up, and is available as a t shirt at Threadless.

Lighthouse

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Norwich Cathedral

Isometric illustration of Norwich Cathedral – linework drawn by hand with Micron fineliners, colours added digitally.

Norwich Cathedral

Mural Mk. II

A second newborn is rapidly approaching our household (metaphorically speaking). As its older sister is in possession of a mural of unquestionable worth and quality on her bedroom wall, it seemed only fair that the new kid should get the same treatment.

It’s a smaller room, so (thankfully!) I didn’t have space for as large an illustration as the first time around. We’ve ended up with a clouds and birds and aerial stuff theme, with one side a bit sleepier than the other. There’s some process shots below:

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In case anyone is interested, the clouds went on first, and are painted with normal white wall paint. All the other colours followed and are acrylic paints – I used a set of process colours from Daler Rowney, which you get from here or your local art store: Daler-Rowney System 3 75ml Original Process Paint Tube (Set of 5)

Process colours means that you can (theoretically) mix them together to make pretty much any colour you like, although in practice there’s a lot of trial and error involved, and a fair few dollops of brownish grey wasted paint leftover. Acrylics hold their colour quite well and you can get some nice bright shades for the kiddies.

Once that all dried, I outlined the clouds, sun and moon in acrylic paint, and the black outlines went on last. They were done using a fine paintbrush and some black india ink. It’s much much easier and cleaner to get an accurate line with the black ink than with black paint.