Initially when I started this drawing I had a different idea in mind, and then I made a mess. Instead of throwing the drawing in the bin however, as I often do, I persevered and used it as an opportunity to experiment with the paints and let my imagination take over. I was surprised (and … Continue reading Wayfarer at Night, pen and watercolour
Most of the stuff in my sketchbooks are scribbles for ideas and inspirations, but quite often I’ll find something will start as a doodle or a rough sketch, then evolve into a 'proper' drawing! This was based on a photo and some sketches from a recent Colchester Zoo visit. I used Windsor and Newton Indian … Continue reading Doodling with a dip pen…
For the past few years now I have carved a pumpkin for Halloween (Hallowe’en Pumpkins and Pyrography…, A Trick and a Treat!). This year's one was a bit more ambitious and I even gave it a title! I had to use a couple of sneakily placed pins to keep the tree from collapsing inwards (oops), … Continue reading Hallowe’en – Attempted Murder
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
Something a bit different! As I hadn't drawn giraffes before, I first visited a local zoo to do some sketches and reference photos. While drawing, I noticed the strongest features of a giraffe were the huge eyes and incredibly long eyelashes. I also noticed that they have a very oddly shaped head and nose, which was … Continue reading Technicolour Giraffe
Last Wednesday I went out on the water with my local sailing group for the first time this season, and brought my camera along to get a few photos. After a dismal and overcast start to the evening, the skies cleared for a beautiful sunset over the Broads. I took the opportunity to dust off … Continue reading Oulton Broad, Wayfarer Sailing
I'm quite excited about this, as I really love the idea of having images that I've drawn, painted or photographed printed on gifts and everyday items! Up until recently, I have made and printed a various items (including calendars, mugs and t-shirts) for friends and family, using various online printing companies, such as Photobox, Snapfish … Continue reading CLG CreativeArts on Redbubble!
I’ve had a great week for finishing creative projects, and I am especially pleased to have completed this one! I started this pyrography quite a while ago, and have worked on it around a variety of other projects.
My latest pen drawing is of a snow leopard I saw at Banham Zoo recently: My daily drawing project seems to have shifted somewhat from it's original plan. It started with the goal of completing one drawing each day for a year, then shifted to having the aim of doing at least some drawing each … Continue reading Snow leopard
I recently had my first bash at some studio based portrait photography, after seeing an advert on my local Camera Club's Facebook page for an afternoon session in a photography studio with a model. As someone who much prefers taking natural photos, and 'street photography' I surprised myself by really enjoying experimenting with the effects … Continue reading Studio Time!