Monday, 27 August 2012


He dropped his icecream!
Trying to catch the second before kiddo realises what happened and is gonna let you know about it.
Also learning watercolours. Oh boy. As someone who is a big fan of lots of colour… restraint is needed. This coming weekend is going to be filled with more watercolours, methinks.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Canine Tarot - 4 of Swords - Pekenese

So, because I simply don’t have enough projects on the go, I have decided to turn my “100 dogs” project into a Tarot project. Craftily, because that will mean that I draw fewer dogs (phew) but also as inspiration – there will need to be a story and a background for the card, not just a dog plonked there looking hungry (sleepy? Bored? Loving).
I am not particularly happy with this first card – I tried a different technique more suited for watercolours and it just didn’t flow well at all.  I nearly gave up twice on this image, but did like it enough to finish. – and hey, only 77 more to go to get the practice in.
So here is card number 1.
4 of Swords, represented by the Peke - Contemplation and quiet preparation is the description of this card. The loyal Peke waits for his master’s return, serenely and patiently.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Feathered Dinosaur revamped

Old character, reinvented for fun’s sake. Based on a generic raptor, with compulsory feathers.  Her face is not quite right and could do with refining, but it was fun.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Puss in Boots

This has been my baby all week.  Learning some new techniques, exploring where I want to go and what I want to be as an artist.  I can see so many things I would change now that it is finished.  I won’t say how many hours was spent on it as it was far too many… but I learnt so much doing so.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Wine is Lovely

Trying something a bit more illustrative. Her anatomy is rather bad, I must say, but it is exciting developing a style. Getting there.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Happy Gecko

It is no secret that I love lizards. Absolutely adore them. Which often gets me strange looks when I enthuse about them in public. Before I took a few years out to travel overseas, I kept leopard geckos and I still miss them terribly.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Little Bit

Foxy character idea, draw entirely in Illustrator. Haven’t quite got the hang of illustrator, but getting there.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Pet Cthulhu

Playing too much Secret World. What would happen if Cthulhu came in pet form?

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Digital Sketch – from reference

When I first started out, I totally ignored the fundamentals - especially drawing people.  I didn't want to draw people, they were hard, so I didn't.  Oops.  It is rather impossible to become an artist without drawing human beings - unless you find the perfect niche, which generally doesn't exist - and so I am training myself to draw peeps... and you know what? I am starting to enjoy it.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Not Happy

Hehe - first go with watercolour. I like this one.  Watercolour is rather terrifying though - so delicate and precise, unlike me.  Methinks a class is in order.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

“There was something a little bit odd about her cat”

I really liked this when I first finished it – now looking at it, I can see so very many changes needed. Still, it was really really fun and I might redo this one again some day.