Sunday, 24 June 2018

Birds and summer sun

Good morning,

Another lovely sunny day, I love being able to sit with the doors and windows open and just listen to the birds all around :).  It's also officially summertime here, woohoo!
This is a nature illustration I completed a few weeks ago.  The leaf pattern was a perfect opportunity to combine lots of different media and create a variety of marks and textures.  There is so much green around at the moment, it's just a lovely time of year.

Right, I think it's time for a coffee, then to work on a food illustration, and I may have a visit to the sunshine later :).

Friday, 15 June 2018

Ice cream? I think so


I hope you've had a great week.  I'm loving having bright late evenings, it really seems to lengthen the days, and it's so nice to have the doors and windows open and feel the fresh air :).
On a summery theme, I'm sharing the illustration I completed below following a coastal visit.  I really loved working on this and I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I'm pretty addicted to inks at the moment, both those that are water soluble and those that are not.  They create such wonderful colours and textures and I think they work really well with the more detailed line work.  To be honest I just love combining all different mediums, I really get stuck into the textures.

I must admit, I did have a few ice creams that looked a bit like this one the week I was away (not all on the same day I will add!)  There's nothing like an ice cream when it's a hot day at the seaside and in the UK if you are lucky enough to have a lovely warm day at the coast ice cream is essential, because lets face it those days need to be grabbed!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I have a lot of drawing/painting I'm hoping to get done, hooray!  I'll be back soon :)

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Out for a walk


It's a lovely sunny Saturday :).  I'm sharing another illustration completed after a little break in the countryside.  I went walking through Sheringham Park where luckily some of the Rhododendrons were out at that time, lots of glorious colour.  I made this inspired by the walk which led to the coast in the end, and also to fish and chips and later an ice cream, yum.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you do, I'm about to start sketching for some new nature themed work :).