Monday, 18 August 2014

New Illustration WIP: Stars, Galaxys, Nebulas

I'm working on a new piece of work this week, one that has been on my mind for a while. The theme is space and I am inspired by the beautiful nebula clouds images that you see of space. Here's a sneaky work in progress shot:

I have also gone back to my enlarged heads/doll like features for this one. Whilst I've enjoyed doing more realistic proportions for the Disney fanart, I want to go back to drawing my big-eyed beauties.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Disney Themed Illustration: Snow White

She's finished! Here's the next illustration in the Disney series. I chose to draw Snow White as she has such a classic look and I was looking forward to seeing how far I could take her look but still make her recognisable as Disney's Snow White.

I also experimented with a new hair technique in this one where I block coloured her black bob, and I really love the stark look. This makes me want to experiment with ink in my drawings in the future!

The original Snow White illustration should be up on Etsy within the week,  just have to wait for good weather to photograph her. 

Friday, 1 August 2014

Floral Monogrammed Cushions on Zazzle

From my vintage peony floral series I have made a range of customisable monogram cushions. So far these have been doing well and I thought I would spread the word. These floral monogram cushions would make great personalised gifts or buy a few to spell out your favourite words on your bed or sofa!


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Disney Themed Illustration: Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Here is the next illustration in my Disney fanart series. I chose to draw Ariel from The Little Mermaid as she has such a strong recognisable visual aesthetic and it was very clear in my mind what I wanted to do with her.
The red hair was especially fun to draw, as it's been a while since I've draw brightly coloured hair. The little details that I added to this piece to tie it in closer The Little Mermaid include her Dinglehopper, a 'Part of Your World' tattoo, a seaweed lace top and starfish ring.
This original piece will be available on Etsy as soon as it gets sunny enough her to photograph anything! I'll update this post when it's for sale!

Friday, 4 July 2014

NEW ETSY PRODUCT: Bumblebee 'You're the Bee's Knees' Greetings Card

Wow! It seems like forever ago I drew the Bombus Terrestris (Bumblebee) Card Design, infact it was all the way back in February last year! But now I'm finally in a place where I am starting my illustration business and I can make the products that these illustrations are destined for.

After literally hours of trying to get my printer to cooperate and print on the card blanks I finally managed to hold some beautiful cards! The card has been printed on 250gsm card which has a lovely soft tactile quality and comes with a matching white envelope.

NEW ETSY PRODUCT: Framed Original Ladybird Illustration

I have just put a new listing up onto Etsy and it's the original illustration of the Ladybird I drew a few days ago. It's been float mounted on top of neutral brown paper so it looks like a piece from an entomology collection. It's been framed inside a white IKEA Ribba box frame with the PH neutral mount included.

I really love the finished look to this and when I draw some more insects I will most likely treat them in the same way! Imagine a whole wall of these!!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

New Ladybird Illustration

Da-Ta! Here's my new ladybird illustration. I've had a project in the back of my mind for a while now and just needed to get it down on paper so I can empty out my 'ideas tank' a little. I'm going to be putting this ladybird design on Zazzle and trying to make coasters from them. Yay!
I have always had a passion for insects and there are so many of them I want to draw!!!

I'll be posting my progress shots of my coasters on my instagram: @natashahuttonart