Filed under: FUTURE WORK, SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Birds, Calm, Countryside, Drawing, Feathers, Flow, Harmony, Illustration, Mood, Nature, Painting, Pattern, Peacock, Peacock Feathers
Sketch for new peacock painting, it’s tricky to try and think about mood and themes for such a simple subject…
Think I’m going to try and concentrate on the patterns, textures and shapes rather than any grand concept, although I would like it to have a calm, flowing and harmonious feel to it. Not totally sure on the background and colours yet, that will be tomorrow’s experimenting job!
Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Book Covers, Book Jackets, Countryside, Daphne Du Maurier, Design, Drawing, Flowers, Gothic Literature, Illustration, Ink, Literature, Manderley, Nature, Novels, Pencil, Rebecca, Woods
Started on book number 2, the classic Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. For this one, I would like to keep the same sort of feeling of loneliness and isolation, using traditional English countryside imagery but using a modern style. These covers below are a bit of a failed attempt at conveying what I want to do as they look a bit twee, but they are ok in terms of composition and imagery. The black ink and white paint image at the bottom has the kind of look I would like to use for the covers.
Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Cottages, Countryside, Drawing, Illustration, Nature, Sketching, Village
More mixed media sketches looking at houses in the countryside. I quite like the technique and look of these, need to explore different subject matter though.
Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Illustration, Nature, Painting, Russian Dolls, Sky, Surrealism
Have been catching up on my own painting recently, for exhibition purposes and otherwise and I am working on 3 canvases, including the below painting which is long overdue being finished. But this is it so far:
Filed under: PORTFOLIO | Tags: Art, Drawing, grass, Illustration, Nature, shoes, Spring
New boots in the spring – mmm
Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Colour, Floral, Flowers, Nature, Painting, Spring
A finger-painted flower for everyone I know on canvas. If anyone likes flowers (a lot) and wanted to buy it then that would be nice, it’s not going to fit back in my room when I get it back from assessment. Might actually be getting in on an exhibition in the summer so it may go into that..
Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Children's Book Illustration, Children's books, Drawing, Illustration, Literature, Nature, Painting, Poetry
Soo had to illustrate the poem I wrote, but got a bit ambitious with the length so some pages are a bit rushed, as I had to get it completed for an assessment. But I like at least half of it which is positive, I’d love to redo pages and get it bound properly