Tuesday, 20 May 2014

'Drop Dead Vince' Guest Comic

I had a chance to submit a one-page guest comic to Kelsey Kraus' smart and sweet webcomic Drop Dead Vince. It follows the adventures of the zombie greaser Vince and the beautiful but equally undead Betty. It's been a while since I've drawn a finished comic, and every page I do seems to throw a new steep learning curve at me. But I hope the results are fun to read. :)

(Credits: Art and story by me, lettering by my sister Hannah, original concept and characters by Kelsey Kraus.)

Thursday, 1 May 2014

21 Draw on indiegogo

I will be contributing to this book, which is currently looking to be funded on indiegogo. It aims to be a source of reference and an inspirational tool for artists. Please click the above image to be taken to the book's indiegogo page where you can learn more and order a copy. If you are interested please consider helping to make the book a reality. :)

New Commission Artwork

This was a private commission to draw the two commissioner's World of Warcraft characters. I've never drawn anything  from WoW or indeed such detailed high fantasy characters so this was a challenge but was fun to do. I hope you like it. :) (Click to view it larger)

Friday, 10 January 2014

New Year art

Happy New Year! :) This is my first proper piece of the new year. I hope you like it.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Xmas Art

Here is an Xmas card that I illustrated for personal use... I never know what to get people for Christmas so this year I thought something I'd made and put effort into might be a better gift! I've never drawn polar bears before, I kind of wanted to give the right one their distinctive black snout but then it made his face look muddy for some reason. Oh well.

I love the eerie green colour you can see reflected in snow beneath the Northern Lights. :) The little village by the lake in the distance was originally a city, but it looked like a big blotchy mess! I can't paint the inorganic detail of buildings very skilfully, so the whole lot got painted out and I had to start again. I think the village was more fitting for the tone of the picture in the end. :)

On the right is the second card. I don't think I've ever drawn a penguin before either. They're more difficult to draw than they look! Sorry about the blurriness of this one, I'm not sure why that is... Blogspot's image uploader is still confusing me a bit.

Lastly, triggerplug.com composed a nice showcase article about my artwork, featuring some art that I don't think is on my actual website, so if you want to see a few more pieces by me, please check it out. No one has written a review of my work before, it's kind of surreal to read about yourself from the point of view of a stranger, but it's interesting too. You can read the article here. Thank you very much triggerplug!

I hope you have a good Christmas even if you don't celebrate it. :) -Rachel

Saturday, 30 November 2013

New Site... sort of ;)

Hi, sorry for the lack of updates on my old website (http://rachels.web.fc2.com). The site was too difficult and slow to maintain and regularly update, so I decided that a blog was a better choice in terms of reliability. :) I hope you'll like my new art!

This is one of my most recent original works. Water is such a challenge to paint but that's what makes it fun, I guess! I want to eventually make a whole set of rabbit-themed illustrations. ;)

These are my most recent pieces of fanart: the protagonists of Brave, Tangled, Rise of the Guardians and How to Train Your Dragon respectively. :) A lot of people draw these four characters together and I think it's a really cute idea. :)

As for animation, this is the only one that's fairly recent, I think I did it back in the Summer.

That's all for now. Thanks for looking! :)