52′ illustrations

Here’s some illustrations I created for the last couple weeks in the 52 Week Illustration Challenge. I hope you like them!

I could have fretted over the colour schemes and got them a bit better but I decided to just call them finished and put that energy into the next illustrations and the book I’m ever so slowly working on.

Otter space! Illustration for the 52 Week Illustration Challenge, week 41 - Sweets. By Amie Sabadin
Otter space! Illustration for the 52 Week Illustration Challenge, week 41 – Sweets. By Amie Sabadin
Obladi Oblada! Illustration for the 52 Week Illustration Challenge, week 41 - Instrument. By Amie Sabadin
Obladi Oblada! Illustration for the 52 Week Illustration Challenge, week 41 – Instrument. By Amie Sabadin

Experienting with digital illustration processes

52 Week Illustration Challenge - Fluffy

52 Week Illustration Challenge - Art Deco

After spending a few months concentrating on traditional pencil, pen and paint on paper methods, I’ve decided to move back into my comfort zone and experiment some more with digital sketching and colouring.

I recently purchased ProCreate for my iPad, and can confidently say was totally worth the eight dollars! One of the biggest challenges I was having with physical paint, pencils etc was the space they took up and the time it took to clean them up after etc. I also feel my results using digital methods (colouring in particular) are much better.

The yeti / llama illustration is a hand pencil sketch, coloured digitally. The art deco cat was sketched and coloured in ProCreate.

Illustration and experiments with watercolour & ink

I’ve recently started experimenting with watercolour painting. In this experiment I sprinkled a little salt onto wet watercolour to create a galaxy or sky kind of effect… although the galaxy effect wasn’t really achieved but I can now see how I could make it work in the future.

I also used a Pigma brush pen to give the outlines variation which I like… although much more practice is needed!

I’m planning to practiced all of these processes some more and try to replicate a version of this artwork in the future so that I can see improvements etc.

Schnauzer power illustration.
Schnauzer power illustration. Experimenting with watercolour.

Happy home inspired designs on their way

Today I finally put a laser cutting order in for a new range of designs which have been inspired by a happy home. Included are a happy house, a triangle tree, the flower designs I posted a month or so back and a couple of other fun surprises. You can see a bit of a sneak peek of a couple of the designs in the picture below.

My new range will be on different woods to my current range, and I’m using a different laser cutting supplier. Fingers crossed that my designs come back as awesome as I hope they will.

Happy home designs sneak peek
Happy home designs sneak peek