To illustrate is FUN!

This week has been interesting since I started the new course, it also meant I had to go back to the basics in drawing, but there are never any shortcuts and it is fun going back to start working on perspectives and details.

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Here I have been working on some expressions and I am working on some animals, just to practice.

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Here are some funny cats, by drawing these I am venturing into a new path sort of, since I haven’t done that many animals previously, except for my mice of course.

Well, some say that practice makes perfect, here is just some doodles I made of some pieces. At the moment I haven’t any big project going on, so have plenty of time to practice with the pens and using different techniques.

 

Illustrating Children’s Books

Hello again!

Hope that you’re all are enjoying the summer, unfortunately here in Ireland we have had a little set back in the weather, but that is Ireland for you. The weather is ever changing and you gotta enjoy the good weather when it arrives.

Anyway, nuff said, I have finally started to venture down a path I have been wanting to do for a long time now, and signed up for a course in Illustrating Children’s Books. I am now studying with London Art College and I received my study material yesterday, it was waiting for me when I got home from work. I am so exited.

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To start a course like this means you need to go back to the basics a little bit, working with lines, but it’s always good to do a refresher. And I must say that I really enjoy it, I love to sit and do the warm-up drawings, to sort of loosen up your pen strokes a bit. To work with ink pencils are fantastic.

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This is a sample of my exercise for today, here I have worked with lines, shapes and shades. While I was working away on this set, I just drew what was coming to my mind.

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I have had these books for a while now, and they will come in handy during this course. I will have up to two years to complete the whole course, and my tutor is Maggy Roberts an illustrator with over 30 years experience as an art tutor. So you can imagine that I feel honoured to partake in this course.

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This is another exercise I’ve been doing, learning to draw cartoon characters. This is really fun, and I can feel my artistic mojo coming back again.

Eva