Monday, March 30, 2015

Elemental

Having a bit of a love fest with the symmetry of the last couple of assignments with Skillshare. Pattern and colour combined with balance is very soothing.
This was inspired from a Brooke Taylor song I have been listening to lately "Thunder". A line in the song goes "We speak storms, we're all electric...thunder thunder...first the light, then the sound..." 

I have entitled this "Elemental"



New Skills with Skillshare - One Red Fox

Sometimes you just need to break out and try some new stuff. To that end I have joined Skillshare
The first assignment I joined up for was with the cool guys from DKNG Studios, create a geometric animal. Of course it had to be a fox!
So here it is, showing the initial sketch and finished illustration.



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Illustration Friday - Bee Strong!


This is a little character that's been around my drawing board for a while now, BeBe! Thought he went well with the prompt for Illustration Friday this week. I haven't participated for a little while...actually it's been a loooong time so nice to be doing something here again.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hunny Bunny

Hey there Hunny Bunny! This little guy looks a little bit cheeky don't you think? I wonder who he is ogling...I think a matching girl bunny needs to be made!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sweet Poison



Quite often words and music inspire the illustrations I do. It might be just a throwaway line or a single word, in this case 'Candy'. Candy is more of an American phrase, we in Australia call sweets, particularly hard candy, lollies.

As a diabetic these are a definite no no for me but it always amazes and concerns me how much hidden sugar is contained in 'regular' food. More so how much is directed at children especially now we are more aware of the toxic inflammatory effects of sugar on our bodies and the addictive nature of its response on our brains.

The epidemic of diet related poor health and weight issues, of which I'm a victim, is tragic and so unnecessary. But if you even take a passing glance at the food labels it's pretty clear why!

Since becoming a Paleo eater I can't testify to the difference living clean living makes to mind body and spirit. I have been able to loose weight, my blood sugar levels have normalised to the point I no longer need medication and my brain clarity and moods have improved beyond anything I could have believed. It's that old thing, you don't know how bad it was until you feel so much better!