Sunday, 24 March 2013

A different medium

I felt like doing something different today so I got out my pastel pencils which I haven't used for a long time and a couple of soft pastels.  The support is Clarefontaine Pastelmat white.  Size is 26x30.  It's for a competition at my art club where we have been challenged to do a picture for the cover of a book of our choice.  This is the Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher.  The references for the girls are courtesy of WetCanvas and the background is imagined.  It was really nice to create something warm and sunny an a very cold and blustery day.

Monday, 4 March 2013

On a roll, next assignment.

This depicts the poem pasted in the middle call When all is Dark.  Size is a little larger than A4 and done with brush and graphic pens.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

My next assignment

The cow who went looking for a friend showing their world and the things they got up to.  Or were they sleeping in the meadow and just dreaming?

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

New Venture

Well I sadly neglected my blog in 2012 and I have been a bit up and down with my art but in September I embarked on a diploma course with the London Art College in Children's Illustration and these are my first 3 assignments.  They were too big for the scanner and unfortunately the camera has lied about the colour and I don't seem to have been able to correct in photoshop.

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream -Watercolour collage.  The text would run along the bottom of the picture.

 Sebastian's Sink City - water-soluble pens.  The blank area on the left is where the text would be

Fiery Fred - Inktense pencils

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Flapper and Rose

 Not strictly monotone as I have used white and a mid and dark brown on a toned pastel paper.  Size is 10x13cm
This was done with a Karisma Gold pencil but the original looks grey, I did expect to see a little shine on it in the sunlight but sadly no. Size 18x14cm.........and last but not least a scanned version of the previous post which looks so much better.