Monday, 24 July 2017

Skull-a-Day Creative sprint

For the last 2 weeks I have been working on a Skull-a-day project. Having slightly more success at doing this daily than my Inktober projects. If you follow my Instagram or Facebook then you will have already seen these:

So far I've only missed 4 days, I think I am having more success because I am not limited to one medium, its fun to use anything and everything I have accumulated over many years.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Scrawlrbox June 2017

Ok so I am not as far behind as I thought.

June's Scrawlrbox was Chameleon pens! When I had started my subscription with Scrawlrbox I did wonder if the Chameleon pens would make an appearance, and they did! Though it was a bit of a roller coaster with my opinion on the pens. It went from initial joy at the pens being in the box, then frustration at trying the gradients and testing them out. (They also came with new colour tops, which instead of the pen blending from clear to clear, it blends from one colour to another. Which is really cool and they are not available for sale yet). Then a bit lost as to what I could do with the prompt of 'Maximum Carnage'. In the end I went with a favourite subject of mine: Skulls!

My first attempt was a T-rex skull and I started to really enjoy using the pens. This piece even got featured in Scrawlrbox's Instagram story! I was over the moon.

I wanted to do another piece but using the red pens, so I did this one. 

After making the last two drawings I wanted to increase the range of colours I had so I bought the Nudes pack and the Grey tones pack. The Grey tones being used the most in this drawing of Corvo's mask from Dishonored. 

Currently there is a competition to win a set of 52 pens, Have a look here

July's Scrawlrbox arrived on Friday so I need to get started with that.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Weekly update

First up I made some more mini dragons:

This time a blue and gold one with a matching d20

and for fun I made a mini version of my Dragonsdust Love, minus the necklace as its neck is too small for a chain to go round and the charm is too big for the model. Both these dragons are in the shop

Mays Scrawlrbox arrived! yay was a bit later then normal. Highlighters?! the prompt was workspace highlight and the print that came with it was a portrait done with neon colours so I took the portrait as inspiration and did a self portrait. This is a photo as the neon colours do not scan well. Quite pleased with the result and it came with a little sketchbook so I may do a few more drawings in. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Fimo Friday

First up I made a tiny dragon to go with the tiny dice I bought last week:

So cute! really love making these tiny dragons, so I made myself my own to sit on my desk:

And these beauties are restocked in the shop:

Anyway waiting on this months Scrawlrbox to be dispatched then the next blog will be whatever's in that *excited* 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Eeeee so cute!

My order from The Dice Shop arrived today! Look at the tiny dice, so cute! and I really love the treasure chest dice box. Got some ideas already for some of the dice. Just a quick little update. 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

April's ScrawlrBox

April's Scrawlrbox!, I'm always super happy when I hear the box drop through the mail box. I was excited to try markers, but it was challenging to use just one colour and shades of grey. The prompt was stranger worlds, and I was kind of a bit lost as to what to do so I settled on an old favourite of mine; skulls.

I am pleased with the outcome, I could have left it as the skull but I wanted to incorporate the colour, so settled on stripes in the background.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Travel Watercolours

I like going out with my best friend and attempting to paint on location (it never works but I still like to try). So this is a condensed version of my watercolours that fit into my handbag:

13 x 21cm Watercolour Moleskine book
Winsor and Newton artist half pans in a Altoids mint tin
A tube of white gouache, Daler Rowney
My favourite sizes of Serise 7 watercolour brushes; 0,1 and 3
2 Waterbrushes 
A new addition to the collection is a tiny Chinese travel brush
A collapsible waterpot
Water bottle or spray botttle
Some Kitchen roll for mistakes and drying the palettes before going back in the bag
1 or 2 tiny paint palettes
A sponge for some texture
Then pencil, sharpener and rubber for the drawing part of painting.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Sketching Saturday

Another Macaw drawing, this one is done on Strathmore Toned Gray paper, with Luminance white pencil and Coloursoft Black pencil. I really love how it came out, I've wanted to do this style of drawing for many years. Yes I probably did go overkill with the white, lol I was having too much fun. 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

SrawlrBox March

Super excited for my next box to arrive and it did on Tuesday. I was not disappointed when I opened the box, Pastels! yay, was a bit stuck as to what to draw as the prompt was cosmic landscape and I like painting galaxies and space but there was no pink or purple pastel!

 Really pleased with the outcome, even if my scanner has killed the colours, the top photo is more true to the original. To make the stars I used my craft knife and scraped off some white pastel and mixed it with water then used a toothbrush to flick the pastel paint over the drawing. Didn't actually get to using the pastel pencils, so they will add to my collection.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Watercolour Wednesday

I've got a little project going on, something I've been wanting to do for a few years, I've wanted to challenge myself to recreate the same image but in different media, to see how different a picture can look when its made with different paint. Often when I start a picture in one media I get halfway through and think "This would be much easier or look better in

So this is watercolours, Winsor and Newton, I started off with my favourite as its something I have the most experience with and I have a lot of the paints so no mixing lol.  I'm planning to recreate this image with: 2 more brands of Watercolours, Acrylics, Oils, Graphite, Biro, Ink and colouring pencils.

Though I don't know what one I will do next. My instagram has slighty more frequent posts and possibly some behind the scenes pics. 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Fimo Friday

Nice little photo dump there. I wanted to get myself up to date on here with what I have been making this year. Some are avaliable in the shop, others have already sold and some like the snake and Pok√© Ball earrings are things I made for me. 

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