Saturday, 28 April 2018

An Owl


I haven't posted anything for a while but fear not I have been working away.  Here's a recent illustration of an owl, I find them quite fascinating.  I've been drawing quite a lot of birds lately, mostly those I see around me.  I haven't seen any owls unfortunately though!  I really wanted to restrict my colour palette for this one and I'm pretty happy with the result.

It's a short post this week, I have work calling.  I am drawing something that would really fit better with a sunny day (it's cold and rainy here), but I'm hoping that it will bring some sense of summer to me :).
Have a great week.

Friday, 6 April 2018



I hope you had a lovely break if you had a nice long weekend last week.  I spent most of mine drawing which was lovely I have to say.  This week I'm sharing some tiger illustrations I've completed recently.  Since I created the Regents Park Map it's sparked off a curiosity to draw more animals.  I have a big list in a sketchbook that I keep of any ideas I have of work that I want to do, and I'm always adding to it (it's a great place to scribble in when I get those ideas in the middle of the night!).
I worked with a restricted palette of blues and turquoise/greens, this is something I love to challenge myself with and I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out.  I like how the tiger is camouflaged amongst all the plants.

Below is one of the sketches I worked on.  This was an experiment with ink and bleach, a technique I haven't used for a while.  It's a great way to get some really interesting colours and there is always an element of surprise which I love.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.  I think tomorrow is meant to be a sunny day here, yay!