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Adobe Illustrator on the iPad

I’m enjoying playing with the new Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. I’m still only scratching the surface, but it’s really nice being able to do Illustrator-y sort of stuff away from the big computer desk (ie; in the garden, down the park, or on the sofa in front of the telly).

The iPad version seems really good for getting a more spontaneous, free-flowing sort of drawing style. Working at the desktop is all about being really careful and precise with your Bezier curves and your kernings, and so on – but being able to get away from the desktop makes it easier to sketch from real life, and it seems to encourage a more freer kind of drawing style. I like being able to cut out big flat chunks of colour very quickly with the pen tool.

Hoping I can integrate it into my professional workflow soon (Time  Away from the Big Desktop = Good).

I just need an even bigger iPad now. An A2 size iPad would be nice.

Here’s a couple of early sketches I made. #illustratoronipad


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Drawing Illustration Personal

Clive the Clever Cyclops

Clive is a very clever cyclops.

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Illustration Personal

Big Bertha, the Floating Fairy

For all your sea transportation needs.

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Illustration Personal sketches

Monkey

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Drawing Illustration

Elephant! In Nantes.

Recently we went on holiday to France. It was great! The highlight, for me, was Nantes, which seems to be a really quirky, fun little city. I loved following the green line and finding all the art installations and exhibitions that were going on. In fact, I almost want to run away and start my own little bijou animation-design studio business out on the island, but, (A); I am the world’s worst business person, and (B); I am also the world’s worst speaker of French. I can’t even speak Breton. And (C); I probably wouldn’t get any work done, because I’d be too busy trying to get a ride on the elephant.

Anyway, I digress. I really enjoyed exploring Nantes, and I think everyone’s favourite bit is Les Machines de l’ile. I couldn’t afford any of the expensive tourist tat though, so I’ve decided to draw my own.

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Illustration Personal sketches

My Marathon Kit

I’m running in the London Marathon tomorrow. To try and calm my nerves a bit, I’ve been drawing some of the things I have to take with me.

I’m running for National Deaf Children’s Society. Massive thanks to everyone who has sponsored me – I never expected that I’d be able to raise the amount I have. There’s still time to donate if you haven’t already.

Either way, you’re more than welcome to point and laugh at me tomorrow, puffing my way around London. 

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Drawing Illustration Personal

Self-Motivation

In 7 weeks time, I shall be running in the London Marathon. Eek!

With the snow interrupting my training regime this week, I decided to draw a picture instead, to try and motivate myself. I’ve also been re-reading Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic recently, which might explain the Death character popping up.

(p.s. I’m raising sponsorship for National Deaf Children’s Society. Any contributions will be most gratefully received! 🙂 )

(disclaimer: I might not actually win, but I promise I will try my best)

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BSL Drawing Illustration

See Hear Weekend 2018

BBC See Hear were kind enough to let me to draw all over their stuff again. 🙂

Here is a poster I made for their See Hear Weekend in Bristol. (The itinerary looks amazing and I wish I could go. Especially the Aardman workshops!)

 

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Tube Carriage

My commute on the tube (with some artistic licence)

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Illustration Personal

2nd Day of 30 Days Comic (probably, maybe)