Friday, 4 July 2014

Scarf & Print Designs

Hello! If you follow me on any FB/Twitter/G+ then you'll know that I've been working on this:

Pencil/charcoal/chalk pen on Bristol paper;
print and scarf colour applied via Adobe Photoshop.

Here's a mashup of reference/doodles:

As mentioned in the previous post, I have been producing some print designs recently. Partly for fun and partly so I can use it in illustrations like this.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Leaf Boy

I finished the leaf boy from yesterday. :)

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Monday, 16 June 2014

Leaf Boy WIP

Hello! I'm still alive but have been updating my website directly lately (rather than posting here) but I thought I'd post a piece I'm working on atm:

It's based off a series of woodland characters I've been drawing lately. After watching some of Anthony Jones's tutorials, I thought I'd get back into digital painting and keep at it. This one's about 2 hours in so far, give or take some distraction from Game of Thrones. ;P

I also did some print design over the weekend and will post samples later in the week.



Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Medusa Triptych

....thought I'd give this compo a go!

Oil on canvas, 3x3" each.

Apologies for the blurry photo - I took it quickly for the sake of entering the competition on time. I'll update this post with a better one after the paint has dried, haha. 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Oxford Fashion Week, March 2014


First off: I've redesigned my website!

It's pure html, thanks to a good buddy of mine (he basically threw code at me to apply to the site since my knowledge of html is limited). It's dynamically designed, so it re-structures itself depending on the device used.....super fast too, due to clean code and compressed images, which I'm really happy with. I recently finished a gaming contract, so I'll be spending some time creating new portfolios for both concept art and fashion side of my career(s?). I have ideas lined up already and can't wait to get started! Although I need to do the tedious (but so very necessary) task of studio/digital spring cleaning before this happens, haha. Next week will be painful but I'm sure it'll be worth it.

Also got some new business cards printed for the fashiony crowd:

As mentioned before, I'm interested in breaking into Fashion Illustration this year, so I attended two events at OFW (Concept and Couture shows). It was a really exciting week, as I'd been spotted by one of the directors via Twitter, of whom I met after the Concept Show, and days later they posted my sketches on their official Facebook Page. :D

The sketches at the time were very rough (models are moving targets afterall!), so I worked into them at home using photos I'd taken as reference.

Concept Show:

....and one page from the Couture Show (it was too dark to do much here):

I happened to have sat next to one of the designers and their friends during the show and tagged along to the After Party, where I met some of the models/designers/organisers, made new friends and generally quaffed champagne whilst having my picture taken. xD I think I might be featured in The Tab Oxford for Best Dress, but they haven't caught up with blogging about the shows yet.
It was a really fun experience and I look forward to attending more shows throughout the year. :)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Graffiti Sketches

Heya! I've been meaning to post these ages ago but have been busy coding my new website.

If you've been on my website/LinkedIn page lately, you'll notice that I'm interested in a new challenge this the form of Fashion Illustration! It's a field I've always had an affinity to, along with costume design, so I'm quite excited to make this move now that I'm a freelancer again.

I'm still interested in concept design in games/films and feel these skills can transfer nicely into fashion, so I don't intend on giving one up for the other.....just expanding my horizons. :)

In preparation for this, I've been experimenting with mixing a couple of styles (mainly graffiti with hints of Art Nouveau). Here's what happened:

^ This one's been painted up for the new site.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Year of the Wood Horse

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! :D 

I been doing more sketchbook stuff lately and so didn't have time to do anything polished, but here's a sketch from last night:

There isn't much shading as I eventually succumbed to sleep, but I might work into this more later on....

I hope you have an excellent and prosperous year!

Naomi xxx