Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Nighteyes


Firstly, I have to apologise for a huge gap between posts - I hope you guys don't mind too much! I haven't been feeling super inspired lately, but I'm trying to push through that now and create some new work. I've also been sending some submissions to a few independent magazines so I really hope that I get some good news from them. Onto the illustration, this is inspired by one of the characters from Robin Hobb's 'Assassin's Apprentice' trilogy which I finished a little while ago, and I loved everything about it. If you are a fan of fantasy books, then I would definitely recommend them. The protagonist has this amazing wolf companion who he can share thoughts with, and he travels around with him on various adventures - must be awesome to have such a loyal friend! 

I really love making my illustrations colourful lately too, and it's been fun to practice drawing animals because it's something I haven't really done in the past. 

I was also thinking that I might host a little giveaway soon, to win a custom illustration of anything you want! Would anyone be interested in that? I'd be happy for all of you to enter, even if I've already illustrated you in the past! 

I hope you're all having a good week, and as always, I'm so grateful for all of your comments and feedback. 

C xxx

24 comments:

  1. Love this! I really like his friendly little face.

    & I would definitely be interested in a giveaway! xx

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    1. Aaw, thank you so much Juliet! I will do one soon! xxx

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  2. I adore this so much!! I love wolves and the colours are amazing! Im working now but still working on the at zine just doing it in my spare time :) xx

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    1. Ah - thank you! Wolves are amazing aren't they. I can't wait to see the finished result! xxx

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  3. just came across your blog and it's just so lovely! you're so talented! i wish i could draw like this! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Eleanor - you're so sweet! xxx

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  4. I love everything about this Carly! The colours are so pretty and there is such a happy feeling on it! I really hope you keep illustrating animals! And yes I think that a giveaway like that would be an awesome idea xxx <3

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    1. Aaw, thank you so much Marta! I'm glad you think it's a happy piece. I definitely will keep illustrating them in the future. xxx

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  5. Oh my goodness, Carly this would look incredible on a t-shirt! I think it's my favourite illustration to date. WAH!

    Tara xi

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    1. Thank you so much T! I will pop it up on my Society6 store at some point! You are so kind. xxx

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  6. omg, this is amazing! I would totally print this wolf into a t-shirt! you are so talented :)
    Your blog is amazing! Loved it <3

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    1. Wow, thank you so so much! What an amazing compliment. xxx

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  7. Love it! Can't wait to see more colorful illustrations :D

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  8. ur blog is so pretty! very inspirational to me :)

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  9. This is so adorable. The colours stand out so much which make it even more gorgeous.

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  10. thank you so much for the lovely comment on that post gorgeous <3 also I can't believe I haven't been on your blog before- I love it and I just followed!

    islay
    islaay.com

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    1. That's okay Islay! I really liked your review and you certainly don't deserve to be spoken to like that! Thank you for following :) xxx

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  11. Wow, this has to be my favorite so far! x

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  12. That's a fantastic image! I would say definitely yes to a giveaway of a custom illustration, I was nervous to do one because it would be soul crushing if no one was into it but I got a lot of good responses!
    I see you're currently following my blog via GFC, and everyones been talking about how it is/isn't shutting down on July 1st, so I just wanted to let you know that you can still follow me via Bloglovin (which I personally prefer anyway) and there is a link on my sidebar... Thanks!
    http://www.bandasaur.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh thank you Rebecca! I will pop by to your blog now and follow via Bloglovin' too! xxx

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  13. Absolutely stunning, I love all the colours in this piece <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  14. I love your style with this...and the colour, such a lovely approach! Nighteyes is really dear to me too; I absolutely love Hobb's books! I haven't read the Liveship trilogy, but decided to jump to the rest of Fitz' story in the Tawney Man trilogy - if you haven't read it I highly recommend it :) Thank-you for the follow on Twitter, I'm glad I found your page! :)

    www.chivalrous.co.uk

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    1. Oh, that's so cool! I hardly ever find anyone who has read the books but they are some of my absolute favourites. I've just got onto 'The Golden Fool' recently and I'm enjoying it but I'll be sad when the trilogy comes to an end! Thanks for following :) x

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