Sunday, 25 November 2012

New Bird Nests Illustrations // A Sneak-Peak at some details...

I can't share the full illustration with you all just yet - so for now, here are some crops of a bird-nest-related project I have just finished...

Sunday, 11 November 2012

More Dairy Cow Illustrations! Jersey heads and Bursting Udders

I recently completed three more illustrations for the same client who commissioned the five during the summer. (Go here to see the previous five) There is now a total of eight(!) in the series.

I always end up learning about the subjects I draw, (apart from generally being interested I also find it helps when I understand the subject better) - but during this project I have quite simply learned that I LOVE Jersey cows, they are so beautiful!!

 Two of these three are slightly more educational  illustrations, but are still in-keeping with the same style of the others. One includes a vet checking the cow over with a stethoscope, and another shows a detailed view of the Dairy cow's udder full of milk.

Images are (C) Amy Holliday, you may not use without permission.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Starsigns 2012: Cancer Crab (Red Rock Crab)

Another personal project: Star signs for horoscopes...(something which I take an interest in since they are directly related to the true constellations, and I find all of that fascinating) The first one has turned out to be Cancer, because crabs are amazing creatures and so fun to draw. I chose the Red Rock Crab, as it is one of the few species whose latin name includes "cancer". These are an edible kind too - so they are loved around the world for more than just being cute.

I have also tried some new type with this using watercolour. I experimented with reversed colour (see below) but felt that this style suited this particular image better and was clearer to read. I may add the corresponding symbols to these perhaps the dates and/or the current horoscope.

Works in progress: the reversed type design:

Images are (C) Amy Holliday and are not to be used without permission.