I did some work for my brother’s short story title, ‘The Runner’. Chris asked for a lovely brush ink effect so I played around with some old chinese brushes and heavy textured paper. My dip ink pen snuck in all the same.
The robins red plumage showed up in contrast to the blue and grey rocks so I tried to recreate that …eventually settling with line pencil work to keep the robins sharp. After adding text no easy feat for myself to do I am awaiting a small print run of postcards . Decided to try this approach for the reverse of the postcard.
This is my entry for the spoonflower tea towel competition which I am pleased to say received 27 votes. Updates in the calendar to make it more readable have now been done. I took the idea from a sketch last spring with the mallard resting in the allotments.
Over the last five months I have been keeping a sketchbook even when travelling up to Scotland. The local beach called Cattersea has been a great find for me I have tried to convey the Sea and the weather over Summer oh! I have so much to learn but in keeping this sketchbook I will hopefully see improvements over time.
Here is a Character that I have been drawing for a proposed Picture Book. I have been making a dummy storybook to send away which happily ended with new artwork using pencil and watercolours with some colour inks. I enjoyed storyboarding and one of the images led to a change on my Blog’s Banner and Title Page.
Both penguins look proud to be minding this scalextic racing car. The ink I used for painting the tyres is a lovely brown called Reynolds Noire though not permanent it was an alternative to using black ink. The small metal penguin is made of solid painted metal and the taller penguin is made from plastic its head bobs around. It has the word Falklands printed on its front
Quietly before Christmas I set myself the challenge to create a pattern based on the Brides beautiful shoes and vintage purse.
Two of the designs lent themselves to small scale and with the help of Spoonflower who digitally supplied small swatches from my pattern design I began to cut and sew. The scale was reduced from the one seen below,
My sewing machine and I have a testing relationship but all went well I am pleased to say. Choosing coloured ribbon was almost as satisfying as wrapping the lavender bags in gift wrap!.
The pattern below can be bought in my little shop .By the Meadow One sample swatch at 8x8inches was just enough to make one lavender bag in very fine cotton lawn which is ivory in colour.
The second pattern was a tossed repeat which I am hoping to place in my shop in the next few weeks.
Sarah was very suprised on opening her present!