I have just finished a job that has been consuming me, mentally and physically, for the past several weeks. But now, just this morning, I have sent off the cover and it is done!
That’s a nice feeling.
Time to do other lovely things now.
Other lovely things like, rediscover my passion for gouache! Gouache and coloured pencils…I’m smiling just thinking about them! For a while there I decided digital was the way to go, but I’ve come back. Back to my beloved gouache and coloured pencils and boy! have they welcomed me! We’ve been having some crazy fun together these last few nights…pics to come…but first, girls see too many images of Princesses and fairies, I have decided.
So, with that in mind, I have started a series of “jobs girls can have that isn’t a princess or a cupcake maker or a poodle groomer or a fairy” paintings. Not that theres anything wrong with those careers, it’s just, you know, thats not all there is out there.
I’m not sure what I’ll do with these little paintings (if anything) but they’ve been such fun to make. I have a list of nearly 30 occupations to do…lets see how many I can get done while I wait for client feedback from other jobs…and before I get flat out busy again…
The first three are: (click to enlarge)
Girl power. And all that.
In other news, a book with a book cover that I illustrated will be coming out later this year (publisher: Bloomsbury). I’m still working on the internal B&W illustrations but, hey, look! Here’s a cover that I can now reveal…
I’m so happy with how its looking :)
I have been up to so much more lately but to go into details would bore you silly so, I’ll leave it at this for today.
Happy Hump Day, folks!