Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tempting Teatime Treats - Cakes, doughnuts and 'vintage' tea room classics

In an attempt to expand and enhance my portfolio, I have been working on some cafe - themed illustrations. I was inspired by a visit to a vintage fair that sprang up in a field just outside of the neighbouring town during the buzz of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.

Here are some more of my drawings, I'm hoping to paint these too. With these, I have designed a menu-style layout that I hope I can complete for my website with all of the finished illustrations, (you can see this on my facebook page in the sketchbook folder!)

All Images are (C) Amy Holliday. You may not use without permission.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Pet Portraits - gerbil babies, budgies and fancy goldfish

These are some pet portrait commissions I have completed recently.

This little series was a commission for a5-sized paintings of three gerbil portraits and one budgie. I worked from photo references but the client had some requests for little extras which I added in too.

 The rainbow was an unexpected request, and it called for some practice and experimenting with various techniques before I painted the final piece.

This handsome boy's name is Merlin, so he needed a bit of extra magic! 

Another recent pet portait was of this playful chappy named Bartholomew (the best name for a fish I have ever heard)