Saturday, 8 October 2011


This is Ruby a Cairn Terrier.  I have restocked with Polydraw and it is such a long time since I used it I felt I needed to reacquaint myself with it so this is just a quick sketch to get me started again and it took just over an hour.  Size A5 with Polychromos.  I had forgotten how much I like working on Polydraw.

Here are 2 other pictures that I started at the UKCPS exhibition and recently finished.  The cat, another quick sketch, is done with Polychromos on Fabriano Classico and the portrait is from an old family photo of my Mum taken in the 1920s.  Polychromos Sepia pencil on Mellotex both about A5 size.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Self portrait finished

The dress look a bit grey in the scan, in reality the highlights are brighter and the shadows more of a lilac colour.  I'm not sure I have got the mouth quite right but I will live with it for a while.

Self Portrait WIP5

I did manage to do some work on the hair while stewarding at the UKCPS exhibition in London but it will still need a little more work.  It was a hectic 4 days especially the last one with meetings, taking down of pictures, packing and dismantling everything.  We arrived at Westminster Central Hall at 8.30am on Saturday and finally got home at midnight.  It was great to meet more members and chat to others about my enthusiasm for CP.  I had a lovely surprise on Friday when a friend from 30 years ago turned up to have a chat.  We had been out of touch for 20 years so lots to catch up on, thank you Pam.