Saturday, March 24, 2012

Horse finished!

Finished the horse today, really happy with how it turned out.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Horse phase 3

Worked more on the horse today.  Got a bit frustrated with it, I can't get the colour right.  The horse in the photo reference is a lot darker than this still.  Not sure what to do about the background either...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Horse WIP

Started this horse yesterday, this is an assignment for the Pet Portraits Diploma.  Coloured pencils on watercolour paper.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Brialyn Boathouse Gallery

Dropped my fox drawing off at the Brialyn Boathouse Gallery this morning for the amateur drawing competition.  If anyone is in the vicinity of Frankston please check out this gallery, there are some amazing works on display.  They currently have a "Birds, Animals & Reptiles" exhibition on, I especially liked the scratchboard work, I've never seen those in real life before and they are stunning.

Tiny Visitor

Thought I'd try my hand at doing an ACEO sized piece of art (trading card size - 3.5 x 2.5 inches).  Thank you to Judy Kennett for the use of the beautiful reference photo.  This is a little field mouse who came to visit Judy's garden.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Did this little sketch yesterday of a girl using black and white pencils on blue pastel paper.  I love drawing in monotone.  I think she would make a good fairy so I'm thinking I might try my hand at a fantasy piece and draw her again, full body with wings....

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fox is finished!

Finished the fox yesterday, really pleased with him.  Can't wait to drop him off at the gallery for the competition!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fox phase 2

This is what the fox looks like after the 2nd drawing session, need to work more on the fur still and add a bit more red, I'm pleased with how it's progressing.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Started work on this fox today, coloured pencils on pastel paper.  I'm thinking of entering this into a local art competition I just found out about.  The Boathouse Gallery in Frankston is inviting animal drawing submissions from amateur artists.