Tag Archives: study

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 […]

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.

Small swan study in acrylic and ink.

Just thought I’d post this small study I did this afternoon, another swan from the nature reserve.  I did this one in acrylic white paint, adding shadows with diluted ink. I’m thinking about doing a large graphite and carbon drawing of this..