2013’s self-portrait. It’s been so long since I’ve done any kind of vector portrait, or personal illustration at all, for that matter. All my creative endeavors have been work-related lately, which is good - don’t get me wrong. This one is intentionally simple and crisp looking.
Also, this is probably the first finished vector piece I’ve done that was a proper experiment with varying line weights. I like it.

2013’s self-portrait. It’s been so long since I’ve done any kind of vector portrait, or personal illustration at all, for that matter. All my creative endeavors have been work-related lately, which is good - don’t get me wrong. This one is intentionally simple and crisp looking.

Also, this is probably the first finished vector piece I’ve done that was a proper experiment with varying line weights. I like it.

I finished my 3 month internship at The Studio 4 (design agency) today. I’ve basically been working non-stop, posting blogs, writing SEO reports, designing logos, editing photos, laying out pages, writing editorials, illustrating bits and bobs - everything. Here’s something I did today for the company’s 2012 Christmas e-bulletin.
Working at a design agency has taught me a number of things:
1) Everyone always expects you to do everything at once.
2) Everything will only take you ‘5 or so minutes’ according to your manager
3) Clients are idiots.
To be honest, it was a great experience. I loved the people I worked with, and I got a lot of illustrations and designs accepted/published, so it’s helped me with my faith in myself, and it’s also make me work a LOT faster.

I finished my 3 month internship at The Studio 4 (design agency) today. I’ve basically been working non-stop, posting blogs, writing SEO reports, designing logos, editing photos, laying out pages, writing editorials, illustrating bits and bobs - everything. Here’s something I did today for the company’s 2012 Christmas e-bulletin.

Working at a design agency has taught me a number of things:

1) Everyone always expects you to do everything at once.

2) Everything will only take you ‘5 or so minutes’ according to your manager

3) Clients are idiots.

To be honest, it was a great experience. I loved the people I worked with, and I got a lot of illustrations and designs accepted/published, so it’s helped me with my faith in myself, and it’s also make me work a LOT faster.

Working up some initial sketches and FINALLY making a proper start on the kids’ story I’m illustrating to be published in the summer. Just some flat colour drawings of ‘Isabella the Fairy’, I’m going to add textures and a little extra shading here and there in the final pages.
ALSO, I now have a facebook page for my work over at http://www.facebook.com/EmmieMcKeeGraphicDesignAndIllustration - so if you like my work, a ‘like’ for the page would be GREATLY appreciated. :)

Working up some initial sketches and FINALLY making a proper start on the kids’ story I’m illustrating to be published in the summer. Just some flat colour drawings of ‘Isabella the Fairy’, I’m going to add textures and a little extra shading here and there in the final pages.

ALSO, I now have a facebook page for my work over at http://www.facebook.com/EmmieMcKeeGraphicDesignAndIllustration - so if you like my work, a ‘like’ for the page would be GREATLY appreciated. :)

An old doodle of a train ticket that I did in Illustrator back when I was on a train every day. You can tell how old it is by looking at the date on the ticket, ha. It’s really simple but I’ve always kind of liked this.

An old doodle of a train ticket that I did in Illustrator back when I was on a train every day. You can tell how old it is by looking at the date on the ticket, ha. It’s really simple but I’ve always kind of liked this.

Finally, an illustration I did just for fun! Just a quick Harley Quinn fan art, pencil sketch, then worked up in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS3. Tried a bunch of new techniques with this one, think it worked pretty well. I’m sorely tempted to do more Batman fan art like this when I have some more free time. Photoshop was being SOOO slow when I was colouring this, but I’m just happy to have finished something quickly and of my own accord, haha.  

Finally, an illustration I did just for fun! Just a quick Harley Quinn fan art, pencil sketch, then worked up in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS3. Tried a bunch of new techniques with this one, think it worked pretty well. I’m sorely tempted to do more Batman fan art like this when I have some more free time. Photoshop was being SOOO slow when I was colouring this, but I’m just happy to have finished something quickly and of my own accord, haha.  

So - still  indoors all day because of the riots and decided to make two more ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ spoofs. :) Gotta love superheroes! (Or rather, an anti-hero in Deadpool’s case).The Flash, Green Lantern, and NOW with added Batmn and Deadpool.Once again, prayers for those in more immediate danger than myself - and if you’re going to reblog - thankyou for the appreciation, but please don’t remove the credit or watermarks!

So - still  indoors all day because of the riots and decided to make two more ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ spoofs. :) Gotta love superheroes! (Or rather, an anti-hero in Deadpool’s case).

The Flash, Green Lantern, and NOW with added Batmn and Deadpool.

Once again, prayers for those in more immediate danger than myself - and if you’re going to reblog - thankyou for the appreciation, but please don’t remove the credit or watermarks!

So for one of my negotiated assignments at uni, I’ve been wanting to do some sinister-looking illustrations as title pages for some of the Grimm Brother’s original fairytales. I’m pretty set on crafting and using puppets (influenced by Idonesian shadow puppetry) to use for the shady looking villians.. and then crafting more solid, colourful puppets for the stories’ heroes and heroines.
This is the first design I’ve come up with for the wicked witch - of Hansel & Ghretel - and will hopefully be crafting it with moving joints soon to test out. I kinda like this one the most so far. Drawing up sinsiter and twisted looking characters is really quite fun. Can’t wait to make this and test it out with some spooky lighting!

So for one of my negotiated assignments at uni, I’ve been wanting to do some sinister-looking illustrations as title pages for some of the Grimm Brother’s original fairytales. I’m pretty set on crafting and using puppets (influenced by Idonesian shadow puppetry) to use for the shady looking villians.. and then crafting more solid, colourful puppets for the stories’ heroes and heroines.

This is the first design I’ve come up with for the wicked witch - of Hansel & Ghretel - and will hopefully be crafting it with moving joints soon to test out. I kinda like this one the most so far. Drawing up sinsiter and twisted looking characters is really quite fun. Can’t wait to make this and test it out with some spooky lighting!