Monday, 31 August 2009

Colin's Wedding Part 2

Sorry for the delay in getting this one uploaded, but things have been pretty manic in the freelance world. It is usually busy this time of year, as whilst everyone is off sunning themselves in glorious sunny locations across the planet, I am the guy who comes in and covers their workload. That isn't a grip though, as I love doing it and it has given me some amazing experiences. Though I would say, it hasn't helped my tan though!

Anyway, here is the second part from my friend Colin's wedding earlier in the month. Now this was supposed to be a three-part strip, with the second part being the most important part of the day – the actual wedding. But at the last minute I was thrown into the deep end when I was asked to video the whole day for my friend. That doesn't seem so bad I hear you cry. Well, for someone who has never used a video camera before that is very daunting! I had these nightmares of me not taping anything and ruining the couples memories forever! With this in mind I was pretty nervous around the time of the wedding and have managed to forget most of what happened – sorry! I hope you enjoyed the other strips from the day though.

Hopefully I should have another uploaded within the next week or so.

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, 28 August 2009

300 and counting...

I have just uploaded this little fella onto iStock and after 4 years of grafting, he is my 300th upload. I just wanted to say a quick thank you for everyone who has reviewed and purchased items from me in this time, I do really appreciate it.

Looking back over these fours years, I can really see an improvement in the illustrations I have produced in both the production and concept of the artwork.

Thanks again everyone, here's to the next 300...

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Sid the Hamster Sketch

All illustrations, designs and concepts are copyright. ©Dan Bailey 2009.

Sid the Hamster

Just thought I'd quickly post my latest creation for my royalty-free portfolio. This should be available to purchase from within the next few days.

All illustrations, designs and concepts are copyright. ©Dan Bailey 2009.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Monster Bash

After a few weeks away, I have managed to get some time together to create this little illustration for

Anyone who creates royalty-free illustrations for stock sites like istock know that the holiday seasons, like Christmas and Halloween, can be a bit of a money spinner. But with these sites now booming with contributors everyone seems to have the same idea - which can result in your work being pushed to the back of the queue as soon as it is uploaded. This is one of the reasons I don't concentrate too much on the seasonal stuff any more. Though I have had the idea for this illustration for a while and wanted to get it done for me more than anything. If it goes on and sells a few then that is an added bonus.

Let me know your thoughts, I'd love to hear from you!


All illustrations, designs and concepts are copyright. ©Dan Bailey 2009.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Sorry for being slack...


I just wanted to apologise for my lack of updates of late.

I have been really busy with my main occupation as a freelance designer, but hope to get my pencils back out in the next week or so once my work load is a little lighter.

Thanks for dropping by!


Monday, 3 August 2009

Hunt Vs Hunt

As you probably know, in my spare time I produce royalty-free illustrations for the stock site

I thought I would have some fun with this and set a little competition.

I have created illustrations of two of my close friends, (who are also brothers) and aim to see who sells the most (if any at all). The winner will get a special prize at Christmas.

To reflect just how bored I was tonight, I have also even set up a little poll which can be found on the right-hand side of this page, so you can even vote for who you think will be the winner!

Once (or should I say if) the illustrations have been accepted by iStock I will upload the link, just incase anyone takes a fancy to one of them and wants to purchase the illustrations.

So here they are... This first little guy is Kevin Hunt and he is the oldest of the two.

Next up is Tom Hunt. He is incredibly similar to Kev and like me, he loves the nerdy things in life!

So the competition starts here.

It is going to be game on in the Hunt house hold. I just hope this doesn't cause too much of a competitive edge in the family!

I'll keep you posted with how it all goes, plus I have also attached the sketches, just incase you're interested in seeing them!