This illustration has been in the making for well over a year. The process has been interesting. I have always known that it was only half done. Just lately, developing as an illustrator and designer have I been able to use my new tools and skills to finally bring this illustration to an end. I am proud to present Search!
Fox and the Cradle is a commission created with the theme of parenthood. A set palette and overall theme of wilderness and animals was the idea behind this piece in showing the love of parents for their children.The piece will be hung up in a nursery and has given me great pleasure in creating it.
I was extremely eager to start the project and settled on a set of thumbnails quickly. Moving forward I found inspiration in the environment around me and took photos. Working off of my own library of photography I started working immediately in ink. With a selection of techniques used with ink and traditional fountain pens.
After the original piece was finished on 22x30 inch watercolour paper. I scanned the image and started to edit the illustration with my own personal library of textures in photoshop.
Every step of this commission was very enjoyable and satisfying. Looking forward to creating even more pieces!
Earth Day is the inspiration behind my new self-initated project. Symbiosis is my visual exploration between the cyclical relationship between humans and nature.
Editorial Illustration depicting the difference in opinions amongst gardeners and their use of Latin names and Folk names. It's sad to think that folk names will one day be forgotten.