Thursday, 22 May 2014

May Bootcamp with Lilla Rogers - Editorial

This month's mini was to draw people and faces, looking at dolls for inspiration. I think dolls are a bit less scary than drawing real people and I suppose it's easy to find something which appeals to you. So here are some of my doll doodles! (My daughter enjoyed getting some of her dolls out and drawing them with me).
So, the big assignment was an editorial piece, a full page magazine illustration about Meditating, about someone who is struggling to find the time to meditate - and doesn't really like doing it! I was a bit stuck to begin with as I've never done any editorial work. I also don't know a lot about meditating either. I wanted to use my original sketches, including this cat toy. I thought perhaps the meditating woman could be distracted by her cat. This was my slant on the brief, I tried to make it 'mine'!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Remembering Jack

Unfortunately we lost our big, lovely boy cat Jack this week. He was only 3, but I think he had a happy life even if it was short. :(  He was quite cheeky, and ate a lot! I remembered this moment when the hubby had baked a quiche and left it to cool on the side. When he came back to check it, Jack had eaten about a quarter of it. He did have his naughty moments, but he was such a gorgeous cat. We'll miss him lots xxx