Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Aroha's Grand Adventure

The final two illustrations:

Chapter 24: Maru is captured by some teenage louts.

Chapter 25: Aroha greets an old friend.

I'm working on the final polish at the moment, formatting the pdf and then the book should be available for purchase early in the New Year.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Aroha's made off with the lights...

Monday, December 20, 2010

There's a weka on the train!

I am happy to report that my NaNo novel "Aroha's Grand Adventure" is well on the way to being published via CreateSpace. With any luck it will be available fairly early into the New Year (although I will have to get my proof copies first).

To celebrate, here's two more pictures - only two left for the prose and the cover design to go!

Chapter 22: There's Weka on the Train

Aroha and Maru travel in style.

Chapter 23: Weka soccer?

Oops, looks like Maru's got himself in a spot of bother
(this is the only illustration so far that doesn't feature Aroha at all)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The name - final

Final two panels for the baby name commission. "I" depicts Christchurch, a paradise she-duck and the good ol' Buzzy Bee, "A" depicts a classic kiwi hut, kowhai, pohutukawa, a weta and a kiwi.

Together they make a --- Sep-tych? Sounds a little unpleasant...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

More of the Name

The next two images in my "baby name" commission:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Baby Name Commission - Inkwork

One of my ex-coworkers has commissioned me to create a New Zealand flavoured series of images spelling out her daughter's name. There will be six pieces in total.
And hey, if this isn't what she was looking for, I'll use different letters for the last two ^^

I need to work some non-natural kiwiana into the next two pictures. Oh, and perhaps a kiwi should be included. Birds featured so far are blue penguin, kereru, fantail, weka, pukeko and kea. I have yet to decide the species of butterfly.

L is a lake, which should become apparent once it's coloured.

A Moovallous ATC

But not really, just because I like puns.
Yes, I know. I'm sick.

Here's my rendition of Ship-wreck's fursona:

I hope she likes her, she's not so good at responding to emails...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Diversionary tactics...

Maru creates a distraction whilst Aroha moves in for the "kill"...

(Chapter 21 - only four to go!!!)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Attack of the Gulls!

Illustration for Chapter 20

Friday, December 3, 2010

More Colourful Alphabet Animals

G is for Giraffe

H is for Hippo

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Colouful Alphabet Animals

Oh but it is good to be back to working in colour! My primas, how I have missed thee ^^ With NaNoWriMo finished, my novel written and 19/25 of the illustrations completed, I decided it was time to get some other art commitments out of the way.

Namely the next quartet of 4x4s for Livia's "Illuminated Alphabet" swap.

For this set I've decided to go with an African vibe.

E is for Elephant

F is for Flamingo

Stay tuned for G and H!

And now I can write my name in baby animals: