Fun times

I felt like I needed a break from my drawings with all their intricate details, so I decided to “throw” some paint around. Good fun!

Even painted my sneakers…accidentally. 

These “Ties” were the stands from the back of frames that I had removed. I kept them because I thought they might turn into interesting artworks one day.  

I’m pleased with how well they turned out, considering the unusual surface and shape I painted on. 

Current Projects

Here are two of my pastel bird drawings I am currently working on.

(the photos were just taken on my phone)

Australian White-Winged Blue Wren

Australian Red-Backed Wren (Female)

When I’ve finished these two, I intend to draw the male Australian Red-Backed Wren and sell the two (male+female) as a pair in matching frames. Or get them framed together in a larger single frame. 

One of my most recent drawings

I am really enjoying using soft pastel at the moment, and this little still life is a mix of different pictures that I saw and my imagination. It certainly is becoming my favourite medium to use in regards to drawing.

I was going to put in a little vase, but not only was I struggling to draw it, but it just looked wrong and didn’t suit. So I cut it out and added another fruit instead.

Really happy with the result.

Another artwork of mine

Here’s another painting I have done sometime over the last few months.

I had some very large high quality paper, and at the time I didn’t have any canvases so I wanted to see if acrylic paint would work on the thick paper.

I’ve have had this idea in my head for a couple of years now, and finally ended up putting it in paint on paper, instead of canvas. I’m happy with the result.

               

 I thought I would also show what I looked like after doing this painting. I have never used so many brushes for one artwork!!!!

     

Latest works

Here are some artworks I have done recently:

A Part of Me
A Part of Me

I created this piece as an autobiography in images, rather than words. The title: “A Part of Me” says it all.

The hand is drawn using graphite, and the paint splotches is gauche.

(The official image won’t be up for a few weeks.)

Here is another artwork:

European Robin
European Robin

This drawing I did with soft pastel. It is the first bird I have ever drawn, so I was really pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out.

(The official image of this artwork also will not be up for a few weeks.)

And finally, a sketch I did a couple of days ago:

This was simply done with greylead pencils.

Here’s a couple more incredibly talented artists:

Thought I should make reference to these two artists because their works are incredible and so unique as well:

Here is the first artist: Lorraine Loots

http://www.boredpanda.com/tiny-potluck-100-paintings-ants-lorraine-loots/

“Incredible Miniature Paintings Of Galaxies, Animals And Books By Lorraine Loots”

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and here’s the second artist: Megan Maconochie

http://www.boredpanda.com/pencil-shavings-artworks-meghan-maconochie/

“I create pencil shaving art for my 365-day project”

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