Sunday, 30 November 2014

Happy St Andrew's Day Cartoon


It is St Andrew's day here in Scotland and it is day for celebrating! Here is my wee cartoon to mark the occasion.

I'm off to dust off my tartan, eat some haggis and wash it down with some irn bru of course!!


Sunday, 12 January 2014

#100happydays

I've signed up to the 100 happy days challenge - I'm 6 days in and so far so good. I'm also challenging myself to do a quick sketch each day to and posting it on my tumblr blog

Here is a wee preview of the sort of thing I'm posting. Join the revolution and sign up or follow me

KBx


Sunday, 29 December 2013

Happy New Year / Reflect

The end of 2013 looms and it is a time to reflect...or if you are me it is a time to draw and then draw some more. I've been playing about with watercolour for a change. All the best for 2014 - hope you have really worthwhile new year's resolutions like these guys!





Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Tis the season to ROCK

I'm really getting into the festive spirit now! I watched It's A Wonderful Life for the FIRST time today. Where has the Christmas film been all my life??? I've also been doodling and this little fella sprang to mind so I thought I would share.
Anyway - tis the season to rock, despite ACDC not reaching Christmas number 1 in the charts.

KBx

Merry Christmas - I hope you have been good this year

I can hardly believe it is Christmas again already. I feel that I have just got over Halloween. Anyway to mark the occasion and get into the holiday spirit here is a festive karentoon!

I hope you all behaved and Santa gives you what you really want this Christmas...or I hope you had lots of fun being naughty! I'm sure it was worth it!

Merry Christmas!
Kx

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

HALLOWEEN / ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY : CREATURES

It's Halloween so here is something scary!!!!


I drew this 1. because its Halloween two 2.because CREATURE is this weeks illustration friday topic!! I'm not sure which creature is more scary...the monster or the spider......

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

More illustrations can be found at my website www.karentoons.co.uk

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Glasgow - Weegie Street / Red sandstone tenements



Glasgow is many things to many people. According to the Commonwealth Games folks it's...

 "Historic and avant-garde, quirky and elegant, rainy and heartwarming - Glasgow is a city of opposites and of inspiration, dear to anyone who's lived here and unforgettable to any visitor. It's a city where people like to dress up and have fun, to party all night, to soak up culture and to have a bit of banter with the next person in the queue. It's a city where you'll see charity-shop hipsters rub shoulders with stylish high-flyers, where indulgence can mean cocktails and designer handbags or a stroll through a Victorian park. It's a city of underground music venues and architectural jewels, of art and music festivals, of lazy Sunday morning brunches. It has a vast cultural offering and it's like no other place in the world."

To me it's home. I do lots of different illustrations and some of them have focused on Glasgow. After completing this image, I really want to pursue some more Glasgow related projects. For those of you who live in Glasgow, Weegie Street will be a bit familiar with the iconic red stone tenement, the variety of characters and also the little neds stealing pizza. I wanted to create an snap shot of a tenement, full of life and also full of detail so that you always spot something different when you look at it.

Anyway, I present...Weegie Street!



Sunday, 28 April 2013

UK Coffee Week / Coffee Art Project

It is nearly the end of UK Coffee Week 23rd-29th April. As part of the Coffee Art Project I created this illustration inspired by my experiences in coffee shops. It was displayed in London as part the Coffee Art Project exhibition.


Find out more about UK Coffee Week here and fundraising efforts taking place for Water Aid here:
http://www.ukcoffeeweek.com/

Sunday, 17 March 2013

PET HATE *new* online cartoon series

I’ve just launched a new online cartoon "PET HATE", starring Dave as the owner and Not Garfield as the cat.

Quite frankly, it is a story about unrequited love between a man and his cat. ...will Dave ever do enough to impress his cat?...will Not Garfield ever love Dave back? It is an emotional roller coaster, but don’t take my word for it...follow the story on tumblr :
www.notgarfield.tumblr.com

and on twitter: @not_garfield  / www.twitter.com/not_garfield


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

illustration friday: New (year)

This week's theme is "new", so I have gone with the predictable "Happy New Year" illustration. Here is a little cartoon about the conversations we have on Hogmanay and the days that follow. It is also a warning. If someone asks you what your highlight of the year was STOP, THINK and answer CAREFULLY!

 
 
p.s. I think my highlight of the year might be a gig. Either Admiral Fallow or Mumford and Sons...or maybe it was was Hogmanay itself! Or maybe it was halloween or my birthday or visiting Rome or seeing Avenue Q or watching Kevin Bridges.......2012 was a good year when I think about it. Here's to 2013!!

p.s.p.s see more "new" illustrations at www.illustratonfriday.com