Tag Archives: drawing

I don’t even know where to begin!

I’ve been busy.  I have so much to show you that I haven’t a clue where to begin.  So, I’m going to leave you with a link to my shop for now, as it has prints of a few of my shiny  new illustrations for you to look at.  I think it’s time I started […]

Some New Stuff

Hello again, poor neglected blog.  It is official, I’m an art student….again. I’ve had a bit of a shock to my system;this college actually gives you stuff to do, and lots of it!  We get live briefs, studio units, visual recording (drawing, painting from life) computers in art and design, AS photography (almost as much […]

Flamingo illustration.

Just a simple illustration I painted using graphic design software.  I didn’t want too much detail, I just aimed to capture the warmth and the movement in this scene. I’m starting a National Diploma in Graphic Design in September, so I’m brushing up on my digital illustration skills 😀

Boredom- A5 rhino sketch.

Just a little coloured pencil sketch of a rhino at Chester zoo. He seemed weary,  the tedium of captive life eh? Boredom

Izu the lion.

Well, I’m in the mood for big cats again today.  I was given permission to draw this handsome lion, Izu, by  the young and accomplished teen photographer Charles. His photography can be found here- http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlessf/ I spent the entirety of this morning  drawing this.  The foreshortening was quite challenging, but I think I pulled it off. Izu’s mane […]

Fox portrait in coloured pencil.

This drawing was inspired by a gorgeous portrait photograph by John Morris, who can be found here on Flickr- http://www.flickr.com/photos/jm999uk/ His photographs from the British wildlife centre are stunning.

Freya The Stray Kitten

A little charcoal portrait of a  stray black and white kitten we took in for 3 months until we could find her a home. Freya

Heron Illustration

This is a little illustration inspired by the beautiful photography of Kaycatt on flickr. Here is a link to her work. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluegreycat/sets/72157600046323187/ She kindly gave me permission do use her photography as reference material.

Birds Of Prey project-New Zealand CaraCara Bird

Recently we saw a birds of prey display team fly some amazing birds around South Park.  Ben Potter, The team leader, kindly allowed me to take some reference photographs of the birds up close.  One of the biggest characters of the show was the CaraCara bird. This bird was smart, and incredibly cheeky. The moment […]

Swan sketch in carbon and ink

Just a quick carbon and ink sketch. I liked the viewpoint in this one. I might add an extra ink wash to the background, to tidy it up a bit.