Monday, 28 December 2009


Not just new years resolutions, but getting to grips with working at 600dpi in MangoStudio.
I like the feel of the pens, which give the big bold strokes a bit of life... though on small lines it's pretty tricky to gues what they'll actually render, so the marker seems best there..
However getting used to the other stuff is tricky. and colouring seems to be an insurmountable hurdle.
I'm going to invest some "lounging around on holiday" time to getting a better grip on this..
but for now, I can sketch like a demon in the Mangostudio, but have to colour in the Photosop.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Owl Stretching time

My dear old Friend John Owen at Appuldurcombe House on the Isle of Wight ( dropped me a line asking for a couple of sketches to be used around his falconry centre to update a design I'd forgotten I'd done years ago.

I thought his would be a good opportunity for Dom to make a start with setting up the basics of a freelance illustration business. I'm doing the pencils, and Dom will do the inking up.