Friday, 9 December 2011

More Jersey Locations





For more of my recent Jersey paintings then check my 'Michael Ferns Illustration' Facebook page :-)

(November/July 2011)

Jersey Location Paintings/Chalk Drawings





These are some pieces that I have done in the past month which is of locations around my island of Jersey. It is gouache which has been drawn on top with chalks. 

(November 2011)

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Potential Front Covers




These are two potential covers for the book on Jersey Folklores. One Computer based whilst the other is more illustrative as it includes drawing.

(18th September 2011)

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Jersey Folklore Black and White (Part 2)





Some more black and white brush pen pieces including The Cry of Tomblene, 40's Exhibitionist Claude Cahun and Phillip De Carterets horse the Black Rod.

Monday, 1 August 2011

More Jersey Folklore (Black and White)





These are some more finalised drawings of some Jersey history and folklore for a book. These ones are of Manor Le Brequette, Devil's Hole, Black Dog of Bouley Bay and the Battle of Jersey.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Michael Ferns Illustration Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Ferns-Illustration/116837491735912

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Black Rod and The Witch Trapped in a Jersey Dungeon




More Jersey Folklore scribbles using the ink brush pen.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Ink drawing of a Jersey Cow



As my Photoshop trial has ended. I just did the ink drawings without the additional touching up, so it is at its most tradition and basic. Here's a famous feature to the island - The Jersey Cow!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Rocqueberg the Witches Rock




This is another Jersey folklore, this time around Rocqueberg in the parish of St Clement's, a place known to be a gathering place for witches. One man called Hubert fell asleep at the rock and was surrounded by witches who were disguised as young girls. Another photoshop piece but with more limited colour as it creates a sense of eeriness.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Geoffrey's Leap Illustration



This is another Jersey Folklore illustration based on Geoffrey's Leap in St Martin where a convict had to jump off a rock to his death who succeeded in surviving his first attempt but died on his second after spectators encouraged him to do it again.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Robert Burns Poster



This is a poster I done for my uncle advertising an event celebrating the poet Robert Burns in New York. This is continuation of me using Photoshop. Really good getting back into this sort of stuff!!

Saint Helier - Saxon Pirates



Now that I have temporary Photoshop, I can go back to a process I enjoy doing which mixes brush pen drawings on its own with photoshop creating another way I can do these illustrations. This is of the saxons running towards the hermitage rock before killing the saint.
This is more experimental work.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Saint Helier, the Hermit monk



After a good couple of months after Uni, I managed to get myself a photoshop trial which lasts for 30 days. This illustration is of the tale of Saint Helier, the hermit monk who lived off Jersey before being murdered by saxon pirates.

The Jersey Lily





After ages of not really drawing, I have got back into it again, slowly but surely.
These are some quick brush pen drawings of the beloved Jersey Lily.

(December 2010)