Sunday, 26 June 2011


The second installment for this work in progress. Things are coming along nicely- though there is still alot more to do. This painting is so far untitled, so if you have any great name ideas leave a comment.

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Added more texture to bottom of violin panel. Started work on the face (shaping eyes,
 base skin tone etc).Base coats for fan

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Lightened up background behind woman.Painted eyes and skin. Added another layer to fan


Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Here are some progress pics for a painting I am currently working on :

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1: laid down texture, sketched on figure, painted canvas white, painted background colours

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2: Added more texture to fan, added texture to flower, added base colours

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3: Added more base colours, started background, painted hooded top

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4: outlined figure with violin and added some texture to panel, outlined female figure and started hair.

More to come....

Saturday, 4 June 2011

DRAWING DAY 2011 - my kids art

The kids couldn't let me have all the fun today. Here are their beautiful creations...


Well World Drawing Day is almost over and I have finished my creation. After 6 solid hours of doing a 900x600mm drawing with a 4mm and a 7mm pen my poor wrist is killing me, but it was well worth the effort.
 This drawing is one I have been wanting to work on for months and haven't found the time. It was inspired by the song 'Tree Hugger' (by Kimya Dawson and Antsy Pants -  from the Juno soundtrack). ( a link for those of you who don't know the song )

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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Illustration Friday - 'Asleep'

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Sweet dreams little baby. Illustration done for this weeks topic 'Asleep'