Archive for the ‘Vector’ Category

6th
Dec

Whitby Yards

I did this a while back to go with the Lewis Carroll in Whitby book…

 

21st
Jun

Teenage Kicks

The poster. If you’re in York, make sure you go!

31st
May

Woo Bubbles!

25th
May

Mars Landing

2nd
Dec

Wintermute

Here’s some of my latest work – the actual album will be on sale at Vom’s upcoming live events so get to them! I will be sending out one copy to one of my lovely, lovely¬†twitter followers, too, as soon as I get my hands on a copy :)

31st
Jul

Smart Car Project

My contribution to the OutSmart Project. The thumbnail is very squished – you know you just have to click to look at the big one!

26th
Jun

Foxy-Loxy

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http://minkee.co.uk/shop/giclee-prints/the-vixen/

8th
Mar

Beside the Sea

The final version:

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4th
Mar

Fox tells Owl

Commissioned for JH’s forthcoming YouTube channel

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4th
Feb

Puffin

For no real reason, here is a puffin.

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Tomorrow is here at last, with Ariadne and the Minotaur.

brother-and-sister-by-minkee

22nd
Oct

ETF2L Ladder

Another banner for ETF2L and their much discussed ladder!

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21st
Oct

Family Portrait

for ducks. oh, and the justduckit site is up now! take a look.

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I thought I’d show you a little bit of the process that went into making my little shop poster. First, as always is a series of thumbnail sketches till I come up with something that I like and think will work…

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I knew I wanted some big creature bending itself around my text – and I picked out a peacock quite early. I’ve wanted to do something peacock related ever since running around a big old house chasing one with Roz ( here ), and seeing the excellent Meg Hunt’s pretty peacock lady reminded me of that fact.

Once I got something I thought I could work with, I should have scanned it. But I’m pretty lazy, so instead of getting up and finding my scanner amongst the mess… I use my webcam. Guilty secret is out.

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that’s one of the great things about illustrator though – it doesn’t matter how lazy my linework is – so long as the shapes are good, I can work with it. And that’s what I did next. I pentooled up the image to look just like it does in the sketch, and started adding my colours.

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And decided this was too simplistic . Some of my other thumbnails had involved more detail to the feathers, so I knocked up a pattern and cut up the large pieces of colour with it, to make a more detailed bird, and then spent forever and ever trying to work out how I wanted the colours to be. I still really like the more bluey-purple ones, but I thought all out colour would be more fun, so I stuck with that one in the end.

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From there it was just a case of taking the image into photoshop and adding a couple of subtle textures to knock back the glare and add a little interest and detail. Which lead to the final image which you can see below! Or see it in action too.

Oh yeah, and it was all done for my newsletter, to which you can sign up here.

17th
Oct

Peacock Shop

I made a pretty picture. It has a peacock in it and is for this newsletter: http://eepurl.com/d6mk

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13th
Oct

Whale-o-whale

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iphone-bear

iphone-mountains

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7th
Oct

Bear in a Head

I just had about a month with no internets – it’s no fun at all I can tell you!

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I’ve made up a little mailing list ready for when my shop opens, so I can let everyone know. You can join up here. ALSO here’s a little sneaky peek at these ducks I’m drawing in a big old colourful world.

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2nd
Sep

Octopus

sea-set-octopus

this could be a fun little project! i’ll give you some more info when we’re further in :)

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27th
Aug

More Ducky Things

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26th
Aug

Finally!

I’ve been doing a little bit of work that I can share with you today, here’s one bit!

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