Thursday, 23 August 2012

Happy Meerkat

Today's drawing - a happy meerkat. This was adapted from a photo I'd taken in Florida of the meerkats at Busch Gardens. There was one particular meerkat with a big smile on his face and I wanted to draw him.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tiger Cub

I wanted to practise drawing some more animals in pastels, so today I decided to draw a tiger :) I exaggerated the eyes... I wanted to make them big and shiny. I love drawing eyes :) 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Patterns of the Sea

This is the illustration I've been working on recently. It was based on a sketch I did last year for our location project in my first year of uni. The location I chose was the aquarium and I did a sketch of as many patterned fish and sea creatures as I could fit on the page. I wanted to do a colour version and this is it :) (though it differs slightly from the original sketch as I made some alterations). I haven't worked with inks in this way before so this was new for me and I really enjoyed it. I'd like to continue to practise with this.

Rough sketch

... and the final colour version

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

New stuff!

Finally got myself motivated to work on some new ideas and new drawings (it's so easy to go into a summer holiday slump). I've just finished a piece that has taken me a few days to do (on and off). I've been working with inks which I've really enjoyed. Will post as soon as I get it scanned! :)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Figure Collograph

I was sorting out and tidying up some artwork recently (that until now has been unceremoniously stashed under my bed) and I found these figure collographs from my first year of uni. I liked the way these turned out and the various marks that came out onto the prints.