Tag Archives: wildlife

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 […]

Snow leopard pencil portrait.

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..

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.

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.