Thursday, 3 October 2013

fox cycletots

I've been working with fox cycling in Portishead, Bristol to develop some characters for their foxcycletots classes.  Each character was designed to illustrate a different stage of learning to ride a balance bike or a pedal bike.  It was a lot of fun to come up with the faces of the characters and further develop my skills in Illustrator.  I'm particularly pleased with the bicycle wheels!  There is a trail of posters around Portishead, each with it's own little cycling challenge and a top tip from each character.  I'm particularly fond of Foxy (of course) and Molly, she's on the move!

I rather enjoyed drawing the icons for the Fox Trail - as I'm not too familiar with Portishead.  The light house was fun to draw and I'm sure I've been to the open air swimming pool a few times in my life although please don't ask me for directions as you may end up in the Severn Estuary.  

new print designs

Hello!  I've recently finished these new designs for art prints and a range of cards.  I've had a few printed and they're proving quite popular.  Each one started as a pencil drawing which I then altered in Adobe Illustrator.  It's been a really fun thing to learn and develop my Illustrator skills, I hope to do some more to go with them but I'm not sure what to draw.  I'm sure it'll come to me at some point, probably in the middle of the night...  They are all available now in my etsy and folksy shops.