Work on my Portfolio (ongoing)

  • Thanks @Perrij and @MichaelaH , good catch on the ground-sky comp in the second, I'll have a look at that when I work more on these.

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    some progress on this one, tried to improve on the component balance and started pushing some more of the traditional looking textures my work is missing for children's publishing. Loads to do on that still!

  • I finished the cover above! Quite happy with that one.


    Now i'm working on the september prompt.


    And simultaeously I am working on some more pieces for the adult colouring book I am working on on and off...Lately I've been drawn more towards fantasy and darker art again. Still kind of struggling to agree what I enjoy with what makes money, as I feel I'm mostly working towards children's literature for some idea of monetisation!


  • @Nathalie-Kranich All looking wonderful. At first I thought the running away monster is the human, because the hands, feet, face are looking so human and after really studing the illustration, I saw the humand baby. Maybe you could do the running monster still little more not human.
    Love your cover.

  • Thanks Michaela!
    I might see if I can make him more monstrous then, maybe even spikier teeth might do the job 😃
    In the meantime I'm trying to pull attention to the baby and bird monster via's a busy scene for sure.


  • @Nathalie-Kranich Now it looks more than monster, but maybe some pointy fingers or toes? 🙂 Looking great.

  • @Nathalie-Kranich I like your blue monster, he reminds me of one of the monsters from Where the Wild Things Are.

  • @Nathalie-Kranich I LOVE the robot and the flower. OMG. So good.

  • Awh thanks @Laurel-Aylesworth , much appreciated 😃 It's a favourite of mine too for sure!

    @jakecrowe haha, yeah I think I had that floating in the back of my mind when I was drawing XD

  • I haven't posted in here for a while!
    So this month is a busy one. I've fully completed Inktober, which is all up on my website now. In fact right here, if anyone's curious.

    Now I'm prepping a set of art prints for a couple fairs and conventions at the end of the month, doing a few commissions, and trying to do slowvember!
    So for slowvember I want to do visual research and exploration of a vague book idea I can use to make some mock spreads and covers.

    It's gonna be called "Juniper in the Jungle House", about a girl that visits her ex-explorer grandma who lives in a house full of potted jungle plants grown out of control! Throw a tabby tiger cat and a parrot in the mix.

    So today I did some visual dev for the cat!


    Even though I've been adding more hatching and pencil textures, I'm still afraid my art is too digital looking for a children's book market...but im struggling with the idea of changing it up too forcefully, because I like it! And this style still comes naturally to me and feels right.

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