Some time ago I've created a set of 3 big pet portraits (for the same customer as this one; hello Bea!). And it was great. I mean - amazingly great! It's been such a long time since my last big watercolour illustration that I was literally astounded how great they can look. Because of concentrating on small pictures I have almost forgotten how beautiful those big ones can be.
Let me introduce: Chewy, Dexter, Chloe, Emmie and Maggi. Now guess which one is which :)
Take a look: (warning, there's like 100 photos here - it may take a bit to load)
Wow, that was quite a long time since my last post! But although nothing new appeared on blogger, lots of new things appeared in my sketchbook (or rather on those thousands of sheets of paper stuffed in every possible free space on my working desk :P).
Just kidding, in reality I'm a very tidy person so those sketches are quite organized. At least in my point of view!
Here are just a few of my sketches done at work:
This one is already changed into a silkscreen print. I think I have shown some snapshots of a finished vector illustration on my Twitter or my Facebook.
This little skater boy is also a silkscreen print already ^^
Mr. Unicorn will be my upcoming week project.
Hanging doggie is a remake of something I did earlier, but this one turned out super cute ^^
And there's also a fishing fox, of course :)
All those projects were made while I was looking for an idea of a simple print on toddlers' clothes and onesies. It still hasn't hit me.
Victorian fox. It seems that those two on the left are begging for something; don't remember for what though..
I have a ton of drawings like this - warm up sketches made before drawing something which actually presents an idea. Almost all those warm-ups are cats ;P
That's all for now :) But I still have photos of some custom illustrations I did during this holiday season.
During those two Thursdays I did not create anything personal (though created lots of commercial stuff) - I did however cook a bit. Have I ever mentioned that I really enjoy cooking? :)
I don't really like to make basic food and all those Polish dishes that we eat on and on, in every home, every week, always the same - kurczak, schabowe, mielone, pierogi (oh I love them), kopytka, rosół, pomidorowa, ogórkowa and all the rest. I like cooking things that are weird or that take a lot of time to do, things that you don't really have time to do during the week. Or sweets. Oh, those sweets I could bake them everyday :D
So during Thursday #8 I made (together with my Love - it's his hobby too) those delicious stuffed shells.
Gosh, they were amazing. They took about... I don't know.. 2 years (?!) to make but it was totally worth it.
We've changed the recipe a bit because on that day there was a national holiday and all shops were closed. So for the stuffing we've used not only ricotta but a mix of ricotta, Camembert and standard cheese.
So if you have a whole day to spare - I recommend! My family was delighted :)
During Thursday #9 I was getting ready for my littlest sister's birthday party - spooky themed (she was born on 31st September). She has found somewhere on the web an idea for muffins changed into graves. They were quite fun to do :D
But since we were not supposed to eat them and I was in a really big need to eat sweets I also made those cute cupcakes.
They were sugar flavoured with sugar icing - exactly what I needed :)
I think I could share here some of other interesting recipes I've tried and recommend, why not? :)
This week I've got a bit more sketches to show (+ plenty of super sketchy sketches in which only I can see some sense; they are not here).
First I started with drawing myself as I warm up, then suddenly an idea for last week's Illustration Friday topic 'haunt' popped into my mind. I have not done anything more with it since. But who knows what I'll be doing on my Personal Thursday... :3
Here's a set of Purr's sketches. I've named them 'Purr in college' ;)
And here are few drawings I've done for a secret project I'm working on right now. Can't wait for the process to move a bit further than sketches!