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Illustration, animation, sketches, and comics

Treefrog

November 19, 2014
by Caroline
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Ten thousand insurance, no children and a wife that didn’t like him – a homage to Film Noir

noirs

I finished the illustration which I was working on a couple of weeks ago, inspired by 1940s noir films. Been poking around with this for some time and still not entirely happy with it. It’s a take on the similar Science Fiction piece which you can find on my Illustration page.

There’s only three specific noir films referenced in the picture. Can you name all three?

Treefrog

November 12, 2014
by Caroline
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Norwich Cathedral

cathedrals

 

A sketch of Norwich Cathedral. The bottom page is less detailed because it took me two hours to drawn this and cathedrals are pretty chilly in November! The little squiggles on the joints of the roof  are carved roof bosses. I can’t see them so well because I wear glasses (and they’re way high up) but they’re pretty cool and you can find some close ups here

Treefrog

November 5, 2014
by Caroline
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Film Noir sketches

photo-29Bit busy this week working on a film noir inspired illustration, leading to lots of Google images searches such as “poison bottle” “dead body” and “man holding 1940’s era gun”. Probably on a watch list somewhere.

 

Treefrog

October 15, 2014
by Caroline
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Art Uncorked

Art Uncorked painting

 

I’ve been trying to get out more recently and ran across Art Uncorked.  They’re a company that run private art events with nibbles and a free bar. It’s pricey for me at £20 a pop, but it’s a lot of fun and it’s nice to paint on canvas for a change. Much recommended if you’re around Leamington Spa on one of their Thursday open nights! Who cares if the results are a bit dodgy when you’re sloshed?

I drew all over my picture with magic marker when I got home, but I find it difficult to resist putting black lines around things.

 

Treefrog

October 8, 2014
by Caroline
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Caricatures

 

 

Wedding caricature

40th birthday caricature

Here are some samples of caricatures that I’ve been doing recently. The top picture was to celebrate a wedding held at Twycross Zoo. The guests all had plastic zoo animals on the tables and I wanted to get this into the card somehow.

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