Wow what a year it's been for me as far as my art goes. This time last year after joining Instagram I vowed to do a drawing a day. Ok so that didn't last long but it was the start. I have treated it like a job and whilst my children are at school I draw/paint. I feel like I've learnt loads & come on massively. I have artwork in galleries & I have stores online. This is just the beginning & can't wait to see what the future holds. I might focus more on painting for my next piece. Will post when it's finished (if its any good- haha!)
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
So I'm starting to feel that I have a definite style now. This is my most detailed work so far. I like the almost classical feel combined with contemporary fashion & tattoo sleeve. Just finished setting up my online store selling giclee prints of some of my work. Busy bee! Also buzzing because 4 of the pieces (originals) are going into a gallery in Cheshire. My husband Quincy - amazing bespoke cabinet maker of D'Arcy Furniture ltd is kindly making me the frames in oak. We decided to go for a wooden mount as well. Extra classy! Will post a pic when done. All very exciting.
Friday, 25 October 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Friday, 11 October 2013
The high waisted cut off short creates a lovely silhouette. I did try putting patterned tights on her - had to rub them out! Haven't the patience for drawing lace! Created a little template for the background ikat style pattern. Top of hand looking a bit claw like but overall I like this.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
I've loved horses since I could walk & have always wanted to own one! Haven't drawn one for years & thought I'd take a break from drawing pretty girls! I used my new Prismacolor pencils for this. I think I managed to achieve the soft velvety skin of the muzzle with these.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
No.40 A while back I pinned (on Pinterest) a gorgeous picture of a girl by illustrator Peggy Wolf. I take inspiration from this for this series of portraits. The shading on the face, the beaded feather headband. Mostly in watercolour & black pen but the orange is a florescent acrylic paint which I got very excited about
No.39 I'm really happy with this drawing. The pose is lovely, the lips are great. The hair, the jumper - it all works. One way that proves to myself to be one of my best is that I like to keep looking at it. The one criticism is maybe the eyes are a little too big!
No.36 this piece of artwork (now hanging in our bathroom) was a work in progress. Originally found by Quincy in a skip in London. The board had been used for a preliminary sketch. It had a young boy & girl on it in a faint blue wash. There wasn't much detail & I attempted to 'bring out' their features - failed. So, I left it for a while. Then I painted on some blocks of colour & gradually started building it up. I'm happy with it.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
No.32 Yay, springtime. I love this time of year when you know you have months of nice weather ahead of you. Although, it's freezing & many plants that would usually blossom now, have'nt a clue what's going on! Still developing my faces. It's hard work & I believe the most skilful of all art
Thursday, 21 March 2013
No.31 I saw a photo of a cuckoo and thought how beautiful it's feathers were. This girls face is from a Boden model. She has quite a gormless expression but with attitude! It looks like she's rescued the bird. Thought I would put the name of the bird on her tee. I like how her hair has turned out. I used colour pencils which is easier to create texture. Thought about doing the background but could not decide what to do.