Monday, 13 December 2010

I have also done a series of wedding card ideas. This is one of them. If I just relax with a theme in mind it's scary where your thoughts will take you. It made me smile though.

Friday, 10 December 2010

'Tis the season to be jolly.....Merry.
If anyone is trying to get on my website I have to tell you that it has a problem and I am finding it difficult to upload new material. I will be looking at it on Monday so more new stuff should go up soon after that.

Sorry about that.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

One of a set of four christmas card designs with snowmen. Merry Christmas everyone.

If you want to use it feel free to use it.

Monday, 22 November 2010

I've been working on an idea for children's television and this is one of the chatacters I'm looking at. It's an early rough but I think I should carry on developing it. I'll let you know if anything happens at a future date.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

I started a twitter account, @phillittler which seems to have taken a lot of my time. I must get back into my blog. Expect more illustrations very soon.

Monday, 27 September 2010

It's the end of September and the knights are getting shorter...see what I did there? Oh well.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

I call this 'Fat Mucha' for obvious reasons. I am always impressed when I see Mucha's work; great design, great sense of colour and beautiful women. They always look great. This is just a bit of fun.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Foxes everywhere... or it could be a wolf?

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

My last post of August 2010.

This was a bit of a rough in many ways. I'd like to do something with a group of animals but it hasn't really gelled yet. Until it does I will carry on doing roughs of animals.

It feels like a summer picture to me so it seemed relevant this being the end of summer....August is the end of summer isn't it?...Nearly?...

Thursday, 12 August 2010

An elephant on a scooter. There's not much more to say about it than that.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

We went punting in Cambridge last week and although this didn't happen it reminded me that it DID happy to my son, Jamie with his then girlfriend, Lorna in Oxford. If you've ever punted you know how likely this is to occur in real life.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Aaaaaaah, Summer and love is in the air, only in reality it's cloudy outside and just scraping by 20 degrees. That's why illustration is so much fun. You can just sink into your own little world.

Friday, 30 July 2010

This is the first illustration I have completed....that I like....since completing the work for Scholastic I have done others but I liked this one. The title is, 'The Great Escape'.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

A happy party on a dinghy.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

This is my first posting for July and it's already halfway through the month. I've just finished a commission that has taken a few months. It was great fun and the publishers were really good.

I thought I put up this image of an elastic cat. I've had cats for 29 years and never had a gap but last year both of our cats died and we have decided for the first time not to replace them. My wife, family and I miss not having them around but we decided to have a break.

Monday, 21 June 2010

I'm not very good at portraits but I felt that this one of a friend of mine really did him justice.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Well, we're into June...Halfway through the year and heading for the longest day later this month. Where did the year go?

I have been very fortunate for the past month working with Scholastic books. They have given me a series of five books to illustrate which have been great fun and with an amazing picture researcher who is a joy to work for. It has kept me busy and on my toes.

I have also started work with a new agent who has submitted one of my children's book ideas for publication. I have no idea what will happen but I will keep my fingers crossed.

Because I have been busy I have no illustrations to post. I don't think it's good to upload images I have been drawing before they come out in print.

I will have some new ones soon and they will be uploaded as soon as they are done.

Enjoy June

Monday, 10 May 2010

Two more cards for the series from the.......Suit of clubs. I know, its not even funny!!!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

A few watercolour illustrations. No's just the way the mind mind.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Summer's coming, the rain is getting warmer. What do we all have to do in summer? That's right swim in the pool. And if you haven't got a pool you can use the kid's pool. Aaaaahhhhhhh!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Anyone that knows me knows I have a great interest in aircraft and WW2. This is a drawing I have done to try and capture a squadron scramble during WW2. The planes in the background should have been Spitfires but the discerning eye will be able to tell that they are Mustangs. On the other hand....who cares. I just enjoyed doing the drawing.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

I've recently started to design a new deck of cards. The roughs for the hearts suit is pretty much complete. I'm currently working on the Diamonds. I'll upload them as they get completed.

Friday, 26 February 2010

The British tourist abroad. We all have to remember that we have a reputation to uphold. It is our remit to stand out against the crowd even if it does include socks with sandals....Oh well.....

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The Wedding. One of the happiest times of our lives...'We can pick our friends but we can't pick our relatives'. Isn't that how the saying goes? Just to let you know, this one ended happily ever after.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Yeah.....another drawing for January....Yippee! It doesn't take much to make me happy.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Aaaah, the New Year. Snow on the ground everywhere. Stuck inside, the family moaning, the dog doesn't want to go outside and is prepared to hold his bladder until the thaw.

I've been doing quite a few of these crowd scenes. I like illustrations where you look around and see new things all the time. Look for the Easter eggs under the pyramid in the background.....You didn't really look did you?