Saturday, 28 July 2012

Cartoon me!

I did this before the Pulp Fiction illustrations in the last post but forgot to share!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Pulp Fiction goes retro

Today I did some doodlings inspired by 50s style cartoon (I believe the style's called 'cartoon modern'?)

With background or without?

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Finally gaining graphics tablet confidence!

A portrait illustration of a lady who goes by 'Shanty Tramp' on Facebook who makes fab rockabilly jewellery. I'm doing a bit of a portrait swap with her and this is the result of several hours graphics-tablet-ing-it-up earlier today. 
I drew a pencil sketch of her (which I thought was actually pretty good until I looked back at it after finished the digital illustration) in a sort of cartoony but still realistic style, then scanned it, and drew over it digitally with my tablet.

Here are some work in progress images so you can see how I worked this time round.

I think I'll definitely be giving the tablet more use, just a case of practice makes perfect I suppose, got to keep at it and not give up just cause it's tough, as sometimes I surprise myself like today, I do like how this turned out :)

Becky xoxo

p.s Don't forget, if you like my work and are interested in commissions, do get in touch!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Wedding Photography Ashbourne Derbyshire

Since getting my DSLR back in about 2007 I've dabbled with photography but have never done it professionally, I more just like taking snaps for personal use really and knowing I can get good quality memories from holidays and such :) But this weekend a shot at a wedding alongside a professional photographer who is well established in Derbyshire who let me tag along to get some shots myself to see what it's like. Not sure if it's something I'd ever seriously get into but I do like photography, and I'd certainly be up for shooting at friends' weddings and such.

Can't compete with the amazing but uber expensive cameras and lenses of the professionals, but I think I do have the necessary artistic flair, and although the quality of the image itself may not stand up against those taken by those who do this for a living, I do think some have turned out pretty nicely, and I think my editing gives them a bit of a pretty and vintage Becky twist.

Click an image to view fullsize

And here is a link to view more images

UPDATE - A fellow illustrator on a budget from my home town of Liverpool really liked my shots and so I've offered to do her wedding for her next year, it's a fair way off, but it's great to have actually got some paid work from these images that were really just shot to get a bit of experience and try it out for myself :)

Friday, 6 July 2012

Sex and the City Cast Cartoon

When I attempt 'caricatures' they just turn out more like cartoons, but I guess I'm ok with that, quite happy with this one really...

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Zombie Portraits

Something a bit different, but after being inspired by The Walking Dead I had a go at a bit of photo manipulation last night

Want your own zombie picture of you and your loved one? How about a zombie wedding portrait?! Get in touch!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012