Monday, December 28, 2009

Steven Hawking

When I thought of pioneer I thought of Steven Hawking and when I think of Steven Hawking I think of the birth of a star in space.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

She's Come Undone

Either is the name of a song or a line from a song but that is my thought about it.

I was thinking that her do was undone being at lose ends.

Illustration Friday's topic "undone"

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hatch (Illustration Friday)

Hatching a bright idea:)

Don't know how bright but I hope you like it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Forrestall Studio Presents – Dayle Doddwell: Children’s Book Illustration

December 7th, 2009

Forrestall Studio is proud to present current works by Illustrator Dayle Doddwell.

In this series of images Dayle explores the art of children’s book illustration. Drawing inspiration from such influences as Alan Lee and Brian Frowd, Dayle is in development on a children’s story featuring the adventures of Felix, an imaginative young boy and his cantankerous ‘closet gnome’ Mortimer.

Dayle works primarily with watercolor in this series. Watercolors have a soft painterly effect that expresses depth and light in a subtle manner; used effectively they can communicate scenes, ideas and situations in a soft unobtrusive mode. Although Dayle works in various other media – including gouache and digital/vector illustration – she prefers watercolor for her storytelling projects.

Before diving into a project Dayle takes time to examine current trends and techniques, borrowing liberally to augment her own evolving style.

In her personal illustration work Dayle will often start with a single small idea and explore multiple concepts along her own creative path. Starting with the word “Blur” Dayle envisions a child asleep on a giant leaf drifting on a current that represents the blurry landscape between dreams and the waking world; “Music” evokes the vision of a fairy’s song and with “Unbalanced” she whimsically reverses the idea of “cow tipping” to cows tipping cars.

Dayle continues to work from her home and studio in Bedford Nova Scotia doing freelance design and illustration for commercial and publishing clients.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa's Number Crunchers

This is for Illustration Friday's Crunchy.I used a pun number crunchers is a term used for accountants I just twisted it. Happy Holidays. I like silly.

Let it Snow