A few photos I've taken around the UEA campus over the past month. Most of these have already been shared on social media as part of my '365 Day Art Challenge'.
Broke out my watercolours for this, as felt I needed some bright colours while looking ahead to Spring on a cold and dreary winter day! Spring Geese, Winsor and Newton watercolours and Sakura Pigma Micron pen on Daler Rowney Aquafine paper. Photo reference from Pixabay.
These were actually taken the day after Winter Solstice, but the moon was still full and the sky was actually clear enough to see it! I then looked to the Christmas lights around Ipswich's Waterfront for inspiration:
I decided to design my own cards this year, but didn't leave myself much time to do it! As a result, I only did a couple of sketches this year: Both of these were created using Sakura Pigma Micron drawing pens, and finished with a watercolour wash. I then sketched the following for my local … Continue reading Some Festive Drawing…
I quite often start drawings and then put them to one side for a while before going back and finishing them. I started this drawing earlier this year at a local pastels workshop, using my own reference photos that I'd taken of a black swan cygnet in Dawlish in 2017.
The nights have been drawing in earlier but have brought with them some amazing sunsets. These were both taken in the last week, on separate occasions.
After falling a little bit behind with my 365-drawing challenge (365 Days of Art!), I've decided to participate in the online Inktober challenge. For anyone who hasn't heard of it, Inktober is a month long drawing challenge that was initiated by artist Jake Parker. I'd heard of it before, but this is the first time … Continue reading Inktober Challenge
I started working on this drawing in a local workshop. I worked from one of my own reference photos, that I'd taken earlier this year in Suffolk.
I love magpies, and I enjoyed capturing the character of this one on paper! Using one of my own photos for inspiration, I first sketched the outline in pencil before completing the drawing using Sakura Pigma Micron pens. I then decided that it needed some colour, so used Winsor and Newton watercolours to make the … Continue reading Magpie, pen and watercolours
Following my recent visits to Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, I have a variety of great photos and sketches of birds and mammals - lots of inspiration! When I first started photography, my aim was simply to take my own art reference photos to work from. This means that, as well as focussing on high quality images … Continue reading Raven