Monday, 25 January 2010

Bathroom Lion vignettes



Too long between posts! I've been beavering away on the book project in every spare moment and I'm happy, on the whole, with the way things are progressing. Still a fair few illustrations to go, and unfortunately I won't be able to post the finished pics on the blog for now. In saying that I do have a couple of vignette creatures that I've just finished for the "Beddy-byes Land" illustration (previously on mattdawsonblog...) which I can post. The publishers of the book were keen on sketch version 3 but also liked the bearded bees from the other sketches and asked for a bee to go along with the king and his cleaner. The scale issues of the little bee alongside the two figures didn't sit well with me but I felt a happy compromise was to isolate it as a top of the page vignette to accompany the main king and cleaner illustration in the page centre. Finally, for composition and added interest, I also worked in another vignette of a moustachioed snake for the foot of the page. Here they both are... More of something, anything, when I can :)

4 comments:

Abz said...

I remember that king illustration, and i think its awesome how you're workin on that again... keep posting dude...your work is loved by lots, dont deprive us of it! ;) How old are you anyway?

Kevin Levell said...

Genius! As I said, Matt, this is going to be a glorius body of work!

I'm jealous Gary!

Emily said...

Never trust a snake with a stach!!!

Jenea said...

hihihi!!! This idea is great! I like so much moustaches, maybe because my dad have it!!!??? ;)