Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Bird In The Hand...

Second tanager coming along nicely - this one is quite difficult to do as it is a composite from several reference photos as I couldn't find the pose I needed.  Seems to be working out OK so far.  The really tricky part will come when I have to paint the guitar in behind them both...wish me luck!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

One Down, One To Go...

Inktense pencils on smooth watercolour paper. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Tanagers...

 Last week I got a bit of an unusual commission, which at first I was not sure I could make a go of.  However, once I had the suitable reference photos and got pencil on to paper, it all came together nicely.  This one is of a pair of tanagers flying out of a guitar - it has a personal meaning to the client and I hope I manage to execute it properly.  This is using Derwent Inktense pencils on smooth watercolour paper.
 Meanwhile, now the weather has warmed up everything in the garden is coming along nicely!
I honestly cannot jam another plant in anywhere!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Knitting...

I get some interesting commissions...at the moment I am working on knitted replicas of a couple and their dog.  This is the lady, first one to be completed.
Also had another Clanger to make - these are always such fun to do!

Plus there is a big long list of items for animation...glad the fingers are holding up for now!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Mother's Love...

Finally got time to finish this one - another experiment with taking a film screenshot and working from it.  This is in watercolour on paper and was a little more complicated than I first imagined!  There is someone who would like first refusal of this, but if that falls through then it will be going in my Etsy shop.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Bearly There...

Working on this when I get a bit of spare time - watercolours on paper.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Hot Off The Drawing Board...

Here is Otis, sadly no longer with us but at least immortalised on paper.  I enjoyed this one so much I now feel kind of sad that it's over.  Derwent Drawing Pencils & Coloursoft pencils on pastel paper, with acrylic white highlights.