Thursday, 20 December 2018

Christmas things


Just a quick one today to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, or just a break if you don't celebrate, just in case I don't get another opportunity.  I'm looking forward to spending time with the family and munching on some yummy food.
Below is a Christmas illustration I created a few weeks back, and some of my homemade 'decorations', I like to use random drawings that I've kept and put them up here and there.

I've been working on some wildlife illustrations this week which I'll share soon.  I hope you have a lovely break if you're getting one and I'll be back soon! :)

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Christmas nibble time....almost


Brrr it's been a pretty chilly week here.  I've been all togged up whenever I've had to face the weather, definitely hibernation time!
So Christmas is almost upon us which means Christmas food!  I haven't actually eaten either of these....yet.  I know that I will be having some homemade mince pies once I go home to see the family though, yum!

Just a quick one this week as I've got a big to-do list to complete before Christmas.  Now, I need to start wrapping those presents :).
Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Museum doodling


I hope you've had a good week.  It's pouring with rain here at the moment which is actually making me feel really nice and cosy, until I have to go out in it.
Last week I visited the Museum of London to sketch.  This is something I would love to do more of so I'm definitely going to find the time to make Museum drawing something I do more often.  It always gives me new ideas and colour combinations and just a fresh approach to my work.  I didn't go with a plan of what to draw I just decided to go with what attracted my attention whilst I was there.  Also, sometimes Museums can be so busy in certain areas it's simply impossible to draw in a relaxed way.  I became obsessed with a cabinet of Mediterranean pots, vases and tiles, they were a joy to draw.  Such beautiful patterns that looked so contemporary.

I only had pencils and pens with me.  I took a selection of colours and then hoped for the best colourwise!  I like working like this, having to make the best of limited supplies.  Then when I came home I worked up the initial sketches with inks, pens and more pencil.  I really enjoyed this process and definitely want to do more.  I've also added these to my website in a new sketchbook section of my portfolio.
I hope you've got a good weekend planned.  I need to do some Christmas shopping and I'm hoping to squeeze in a gallery visit too.  Enjoy your week, and get cosy!