Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Handmade - Book Box

Tomorrow is my Mother In-Laws birthday and i thought I'd make her something special...

I made her a book box! In this little collection i have included a hard cover copy of her story "The Boasting Bull", which she wrote for her grandsons. I did the Illustrations for her and we only recently finished the final edits and have had it printed into a book! It was heaps of fun to work on!
The Book Box also includes my own Book which i wrote and illustrated myself and my husbands (her sons) book! Which he created and wrote and I did the pictures for.
I think she will love it!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Introducing: The Mouse Family!

Previously i posted about Creating Characters and shared two of the Illustrations i have created so far - The Boasting Bull & The Abominable Bat.
Today i am here to share my most recent Illustrations/Characters which i am currently working on for a story my Mother In-Law Wrote and I must say I am enjoying this quite a bit!

I am hand drawing everything (as usual) and have then scanned them into Corel and we will see where I go from there... this is still very much a Work in Progress!
(Keep an eye out for further developments!)

Monday, June 13, 2016

A day out and about...

Sometimes my partner and I may only see each other two or three times during a week due to work.
I work 8.30am til 3.30pm-ish and when he does night shift he starts at 4pm. Some Weeks we will see each other Tuesday evening then not again until the weekend.
Last week was one of those weeks.
So come the weekend we decided to have had a 'Date Day'! We both had Saturday off which is RARE so we planned to spend the day together out and about. That morning we found out The Hot Rod show was on so we went for a look...

We took the camera and Phil got some great shots! (above)
I was impressed with the amount of cars on show to be honest, Blenheim is quite small and usually so are the events! It was a AWESOME display!
Afterwards we headed into town and wandered about then decided to head over to the Saturday Market and have a browse. There was heaps to look at but no 'treasures' to be found that day.
We ended our 'Date Day' with hot chips and milkshakes... a Delicious end to a great day out!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Introducing: The Abominable Bat!

Perviously i posted about Creating Characters so thought i would post my Abominable Bat Illustration!
I originally created a version of this little guy as part of a project for one of our Nephews.

I have since done some work on him, upgraded him slightly and re-creating him in Corel (still learning about digital illustrations etc) and i think he is one of the best Characters I have created so far!
I have an idea for a story featuring this fluffy fellow and if i get time i may work on it so keep an eye out for future updates!