Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Glashaus [The Portfolio of Peter Hoffmann]

Have just discovered the Glashaus [The Portfolio of Peter Hoffmann]
website. Peter Hoffman is a freelance illustrator and designer, and he has some lovely sketches on this site, as well as some pretty cool design work.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Illustration Friday: Tea

Along much of its length as it runs through Teesdale, the River Tees is the colour of tea, and that's not intended as a pun. A beautiful rich brown colour, and crystal clear, I'm not exactly sure why the water is this colour, but I presume it's to do with the minerals that are naturally found in the ground over which the river runs. Somehow, to find out the secret would be to lose some of the mystery of the place. This is a pastel sketch of the Tees at High Force, one of England's biggest waterfalls. Watching the rich brown water crashing down its 70 foot height, hearing the roar of the water, is quite an inspiring sight.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Illustration Friday: Simple

A rather late entry to Illustration Friday this week! This week's theme is "Simple", and this is a watercolour I created while on a holiday in Cumbria last year. I wanted to see how quickly and simply I could create a landscape with just a minimum of colours. If I recall correctly, the answer was about two minutes.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Illustration Friday: Chair

This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Chair". Here's a sketch of a garden chair that I drew one sunny summer's afternoon nearly three years ago. I've never posted it before because it's not one of my favourites: I drew it not long after I started up sketching again, and the proportions are all wrong -- not enough width. But when I saw this week's theme I though "ah well, in for a penny, in for a pound", so here we are: chair. Posted by Picasa