Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Forrestall Studio is proud to present current works by Illustrator Dayle Doddwell.
In this series of images Dayle explores the art of children’s book illustration. Drawing inspiration from such influences as Alan Lee and Brian Frowd, Dayle is in development on a children’s story featuring the adventures of Felix, an imaginative young boy and his cantankerous ‘closet gnome’ Mortimer.
Dayle works primarily with watercolor in this series. Watercolors have a soft painterly effect that expresses depth and light in a subtle manner; used effectively they can communicate scenes, ideas and situations in a soft unobtrusive mode. Although Dayle works in various other media – including gouache and digital/vector illustration – she prefers watercolor for her storytelling projects.
Before diving into a project Dayle takes time to examine current trends and techniques, borrowing liberally to augment her own evolving style.
In her personal illustration work Dayle will often start with a single small idea and explore multiple concepts along her own creative path. Starting with the word “Blur” Dayle envisions a child asleep on a giant leaf drifting on a current that represents the blurry landscape between dreams and the waking world; “Music” evokes the vision of a fairy’s song and with “Unbalanced” she whimsically reverses the idea of “cow tipping” to cows tipping cars.
Dayle continues to work from her home and studio in Bedford Nova Scotia doing freelance design and illustration for commercial and publishing clients.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
A harlequin marionette entangle sort of like when we let others pull our strings.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
"You there. I see you. Yes you." And in a breath Felix and Mortimer were side by side, face to face and eye to eye.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
And there he was from out of the shadows.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
For Watercolour Wednesday's topic Wild Thing.
There is a place between waking and sleeping.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Had another thought about illustration Friday's "Skinny". I wanted it too be happier and lighter so a skinny dipper it is. Let me know what you think I love to read the comments.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Getting the skinny on skinny for illustration Friday's "Skinny"