Uh...

Aug. 1st, 2011 01:58 pm
ginasketch: (potoo)
Was just about to post this photo of me holding a potoo because...well, It's a potoo and therefore awesome- but I just found out Scientific American linked to my blog

o_O

I mean...thank you!




ginasketch: (potoo)
I haven't drawn a Potoo in a while, and building up the portfolio with scientific illustration seemed like a good opportunity to do so. (Fear not! I am still working on commissions and will post progress pics soon- just juggling a lot at the moment.) I'm thinking of replacing the text with another stipple drawing of the Potoo in camouflage pose. These things are so amusing to draw. They remind me of muppets when their mouths are open.

Rotring Isograph pens for the win!

In other news [livejournal.com profile] nadriel and I were watching University Challenge last night when lo and behold one of the contestants from Durham announced they were "studying for a PhD in poetry and climate change." Apparently people on twitter noticed it too. We had the exact same reaction as this guy.




ginasketch: (potoo)
I haven't drawn a Potoo in a while, and building up the portfolio with scientific illustration seemed like a good opportunity to do so. (Fear not! I am still working on commissions and will post progress pics soon- just juggling a lot at the moment.) I'm thinking of replacing the text with another stipple drawing of the Potoo in camouflage pose. These things are so amusing to draw. They remind me of muppets when their mouths are open.

Rotring Isograph pens for the win!

In other news [livejournal.com profile] nadriel and I were watching University Challenge last night when lo and behold one of the contestants from Durham announced they were "studying for a PhD in poetry and climate change." Apparently people on twitter noticed it too. We had the exact same reaction as this guy.




Sketching

Dec. 17th, 2008 10:07 pm
ginasketch: (ibis)
A more realistic Potoo sketch, done in pencil. You may think I have exaggerated it, but they actually look that weird.




Sketching

Dec. 17th, 2008 10:07 pm
ginasketch: (ibis)
A more realistic Potoo sketch, done in pencil. You may think I have exaggerated it, but they actually look that weird.




ginasketch: (violin)
I drew this at work yesterday and my boss commented that it was cute.
I also brought the camera in today so I can start my photo diary of work.

For those of you who listen to the radio, Radio 4 has a program on female cartoon characters called Drawn to be Wild at 11:30am on Thursday. I'm definitely going to try to catch it. It sounds interesting.





The Illustration Cupboard are holding their 13th Annual Winter Exhibition, with original artwork by well known children's illustrators. Check it out if you can!
ginasketch: (violin)
I drew this at work yesterday and my boss commented that it was cute.
I also brought the camera in today so I can start my photo diary of work.

For those of you who listen to the radio, Radio 4 has a program on female cartoon characters called Drawn to be Wild at 11:30am on Thursday. I'm definitely going to try to catch it. It sounds interesting.





The Illustration Cupboard are holding their 13th Annual Winter Exhibition, with original artwork by well known children's illustrators. Check it out if you can!
ginasketch: (nonchalant)
Most of the illustrators on my F-list are currently at the SCWBI annual conference. I couldn't afford to go this year unfortunately, but I will go to the next one. I'd like to be more active in these events and I can now that I'm working but this was just on the cusp.
Coloured an older drawing earlier. You can click on it for biggerness. I have a load of projects up ahead. Of course there is the Potoo stuff, commissions and the like. But also a non fiction book which will grow as I work at the museum. Also, just for fun, some new Old Harry's Game art in anticipation of the upcoming series being recorded in January.:) Am currently wrapped up in blankets with a hot water bottle. I normally don't mind the cold but I got a bad headache at work and I'm trying to keep it at bay.
ginasketch: (nonchalant)
Most of the illustrators on my F-list are currently at the SCWBI annual conference. I couldn't afford to go this year unfortunately, but I will go to the next one. I'd like to be more active in these events and I can now that I'm working but this was just on the cusp.
Coloured an older drawing earlier. You can click on it for biggerness. I have a load of projects up ahead. Of course there is the Potoo stuff, commissions and the like. But also a non fiction book which will grow as I work at the museum. Also, just for fun, some new Old Harry's Game art in anticipation of the upcoming series being recorded in January.:) Am currently wrapped up in blankets with a hot water bottle. I normally don't mind the cold but I got a bad headache at work and I'm trying to keep it at bay.

Shade

Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:34 pm
ginasketch: (bad things)
And after being inspired for weeks and wangsting about how I have no energy when I get home, I produce this. Been a while since I've been this happy with an illustration.:) Guess that book did get the creative juice flowing again. As usual you can click on it to view a larger version.









Oh and yes, I know he's a Malayan Tapir but nobody said animals in children's books had restricted travel.:)




Shade

Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:34 pm
ginasketch: (bad things)
And after being inspired for weeks and wangsting about how I have no energy when I get home, I produce this. Been a while since I've been this happy with an illustration.:) Guess that book did get the creative juice flowing again. As usual you can click on it to view a larger version.









Oh and yes, I know he's a Malayan Tapir but nobody said animals in children's books had restricted travel.:)




ginasketch: (batty)
Playing with colour and texture. This is closer to how I want it to look, though most of the work I'm producing is for pitch purposes only, meaning it's mainly black and white dummy and character stuff.




Feeling a little better now. Going for a walk with Rachel tomorrow, and I'll be participating in the Children's Book Circle pub quiz with [livejournal.com profile] jabberworks on the 27th. If you know a lot about children's books then why not come along? You have to book using the contact form on the site. It's £5 for members and £7 for non members and this includes drinks and snacks.

Also, a question. Does anyone know how I would go about customizing my journal? Mainly the bannery bit at the top. I want to change it to my original art like [livejournal.com profile] piratecore has done.
ginasketch: (batty)
Playing with colour and texture. This is closer to how I want it to look, though most of the work I'm producing is for pitch purposes only, meaning it's mainly black and white dummy and character stuff.




Feeling a little better now. Going for a walk with Rachel tomorrow, and I'll be participating in the Children's Book Circle pub quiz with [livejournal.com profile] jabberworks on the 27th. If you know a lot about children's books then why not come along? You have to book using the contact form on the site. It's £5 for members and £7 for non members and this includes drinks and snacks.

Also, a question. Does anyone know how I would go about customizing my journal? Mainly the bannery bit at the top. I want to change it to my original art like [livejournal.com profile] piratecore has done.
ginasketch: (bad things)
First Potoo character sheet for book pitches. As always you can click for a larger version More to come soon.
Still working on how to colour it. As I said before, the colouring technique is going to change. It will be digital but less harsh.
Speaking of colour, photographers and illustrators like might want to check out London Picture Book.
ginasketch: (bad things)
First Potoo character sheet for book pitches. As always you can click for a larger version More to come soon.
Still working on how to colour it. As I said before, the colouring technique is going to change. It will be digital but less harsh.
Speaking of colour, photographers and illustrators like might want to check out London Picture Book.
ginasketch: (birdsong)
Doing hundreds of poses in my sketchbook at Ben's suggestion.

[livejournal.com profile] nadriel is taking me to see Dark Knight later. Yaaayy! I wouldn't be able to see it otherwise, due to the low funds.

Oh, if any of you draw comics, you should check this out. It's a cultural comics exchange program with Japan. The winner gets to go to Tokyo to collaborate with Japanese comic book artists.



ginasketch: (birdsong)
Doing hundreds of poses in my sketchbook at Ben's suggestion.

[livejournal.com profile] nadriel is taking me to see Dark Knight later. Yaaayy! I wouldn't be able to see it otherwise, due to the low funds.

Oh, if any of you draw comics, you should check this out. It's a cultural comics exchange program with Japan. The winner gets to go to Tokyo to collaborate with Japanese comic book artists.



ginasketch: (gecko)
I feel better. Krispy Kreme donuts will do that.





ginasketch: (gecko)
I feel better. Krispy Kreme donuts will do that.





ginasketch: (FROGGIE)
Here we go. They are £20 each (£25 for overseas due to shipping costs) and will be printed on heavy duty A3 paper, numbered and signed.

Paypal only please. Please state in the paypal info which one you would like and how many copies. 1.)Colourful Birds 2.)Scarlet Ibis 3.)Potoo 4.)Potoo and Tapir

I will be mailing the lot out late next week as it will save me multiple trips to the Post Office.

Now excuse me while I squee. I'm looking forward to seeing Indy 4 tonight with [livejournal.com profile] nadriel ^^











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