Tag Archives: realism
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 […]
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 […]
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 😀
Just a little coloured pencil sketch of a rhino at Chester zoo. He seemed weary, the tedium of captive life eh? Boredom
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 […]
This drawing was inspired by a beautiful photograph by the talented David Hewett, who can be found here on Flickr.com- http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdehoot/ David kindly gave me permission to reference his work. I drew this in H pencil, HB, and 5B, then gave it colour glazes to bring out the eyes. And a greyscale version..
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.
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
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 […]
I started to work on the swan this morning. I got so immersed in it that I just pushed on and completed it, so sorry for the lack of progress photographs! In the end, I decided to use graphite and ink! This is the first time I’ve used black ink in a proper drawing, so […]