Monday, 5 March 2012

Light at the end!

I have only three illustrations left to do for my book, but still the jacket and the map, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now - ha, ha! I feel that it is safe for me to share with you some of the sketches I did in order to win this commission, as none have been actually used in the book or anywhere else, and so I hope you enjoy them! I cannot share any character names with you - sorry!





Friday, 2 March 2012

An insanely frustrating day!

Not with my freelance work I might add, but with my telephone and broadband provider Talk Talk, who must have the worst customer care service known to man, the world and the universe as we know it! All UK human beings DO NOT sign up with this company! No one can contact me at the moment, nor can I make any outward calls because, Talk Talk claim I haven't been paying my bills, which I pay by Direct Debit. In other words, Talk Talk who have the power to withdraw any amount they like from my account because I have a Direct Debit failed to withdraw the correct amount. Instead of apologising for their error they have not only cut me off, but 'removed' my telephone number, which is a BT number I might add! So I have no landline and now no telephone number. I therefore can't even phone them using someone else's telephone, because in order to get through you have to input your telephone number first and mine no longer exists. Talk Talk are insane and utterly incompetent. I feel much better for sharing that with you now and now on to more pleasant subjects, art.


I am still working on the book, but am nearly there now. Next is the jacket cover and the very scary map I mentioned yesterday! I have lots of architects drawings to look at, as well as machetes and hopefully piece together a 3D map of the entire site and make magical and enchanting too! Phew, tough one methinks, which is why I've decided to tackle that one next week.


I hope some of you took the opportunity to look at those two links yesterday, so that you can look at some spoilers of what I've been doing! I haven't time today, but hopefully will be able to share some artwork with you tomorrow.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Art is an adventure...

Yes, it is a whole week since I have posted anything! I've been that busy. I'm now coming to the end of my book project, just four illustrations to go, plus the jacket and a scarily complicated map to do! The map needs to be complicated, because it is an actual map of something real and that's as much as I can say at this stage.


Although I am unable to share any artwork with you just yet, the company itself is already showing my artwork off on their Facebook page and there membership site, and so if you would like a bit of preview you, try this link: HOBBLEDOWN and the membership site is: MYSTICAL WORLD. For the membership site they've actually used a couple of my roughs!


Promise to share some work with you soon...