Continuing to work on my new Illustration Portfolio. Watch this space for some examples. :)
Please excuse the fact that some parts of the site are not functioning such as the Artists Map and Flip Books. The Portfoilio's are the most important thing and they are working fine:) Storyportal is being temporarily hosted using Free-Webspace while I organise my Domains.
*Edit: Working now;)
I have found a new host for my Illustration site and intend to promote myself more fully. There is a possible big commission in the offing but nothing is certain. Hopefully things will pick up this year.
If yo would lkie to be added to my map of Artists, crafts-people, Illustrators etc, just clck on the map, fill out the form and I will add you;)
I have been developing my Sculpture/Jewellery site: www.sylphsilver.com So please take a look:)
I have been working on my 'Xyla' novel for the past few months and it is going well and I have decided to illustrate it in a more conventional Graphic Comic style.
I plan to develop this 2D style into Children's Book illustration which I will post on this site in the coming weeks.
4 September 2012
I have just finished a commission for some sample illustrations for three board books. These will be presented at The Frankfurt book show next month. If they prove popular I could be busy illustrating for several months. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime I have been creating nature-inspired jewellery available to buy on my Etsyand Folksy sites. Pleases visit my Blog for more info:
I've been working on the model of Zac which is now rigged for poses. To show him in three dimensions I have created a VR model of him for you to examine. Just click and drag your curser on Zac and he will rotate. Click Here for the page.
25 September 2011
The Last Acorn
I might illustrate my 'Last Acorn' book in watercolour instead of my usual style of traditional 3D. I guess I will get some opinions before I decide.
Just click the 'Dummy Books' 'The Last AcornBook' link to the left to see the latest pages:)
11 September 2010
I've changed the layout of the homepage and made the links to the books a bit simpler. I have also reworked the rather long-winded opening page of the Zac Spanner story.
I am working on Zac's Laboratory for the front cover, I'll post that soon;)
5 September 2010
The first chapter of Zac Spanner's first adventure is now available as a book flipping
Just click the link to the left, to access the page.
Feel free to leave a comment:)
Still producingpages for my Zac Spanner story and I have almost completed the first chapter. It has a temporary front cover at the moment but I am working on it. I want to produce the cover as a lenticular screen, so I have been reading up on how to process the image. Lenticular lenses are also pretty expensive so I am trying to source some at a reasonable price.
I want to get the first three chapters and cover image finished, before I can even think about marketing the concept to Art Directors.
26 August 2010
I have been working on the first of the Zac Spanner pages. I have created him in CGI although I was tempted to use traditional 3D, ie modelling clay. But as I have plans for small animations in addition to the illustrations for the book, digital seems the most versatile option in this case
I will be seeking a Publisher for the Zac Spanner stories but because I believe in the concept so much I am willing to self publish.
Click on the 'quick link' to the left to access the Zac Spanner page.
Just released How The Camel Got His Hump by Macmillan Books
Click image to order from the publisher
Welcome to Story Portal, a portal to story telling in its different forms, through the written word, imagery and sculpture.
Chris Petty is an Author, Illustrator and Sculptor and has been working on children's books for the past 8 years and is now working on two exciting new characters: Zac Spanner suitable for 8-12 year olds and Xyla a comic book heroine aimed at adults.
The shop is not available yet, but it will feature pictures, books and sculpture.