Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Imaginary Animals Revisited Again/Shape Challenge


I thought I would post a few more imaginary animals for the Sketchbook Challenge as the theme should be changing in a day or so.
I also did this creature using shapes as a shape challenge, the shapes are shown below.

Another one using shapes

and the shape used [the yellow is ink bleed from the other side]

and another creature I created without using shapes






Monday, 28 November 2011

The Wrong Egg and Round [IF]

Above for Illustration Friday challenge - Round

Below - altered photograph taken at Beamish Museum
The rooster, egg and bird images are from the Graphics Fairy
click the image to enlarge


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Flowery Four





If you like decorative tea towels Carolyn Saxby is having a giveaway for one on her blog here

the tea towel website is here

Monday, 21 November 2011

Umbrella [TAW]

Take a Word - Umbrella
Not much time today so I'm using this one which I did earlier this year. it is part of a set of frog paintings finding shelter in different places. I've included a rhyme, although that's not my strong point.

Underneath the stripy brolly
Perfect place for a frog called Polly
No need to climb up high
Stay where you are to keep dry.


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Bag Winner and Boats

The winner of the Snowman bag giveaway, chosen by a random number generator is
Sherry Edwards



I started a sketchbook earlier this year with the intention of filling it with things boat/seaside connected, so far I have but I'm not finding it very slow going at the moment. The drawing above is from a different sketchbook but done around the same time [probably was the nearest to hand].  
Two collages below




Friday, 18 November 2011

Vanity [IF] and Curly Doodles


The Illustration Friday challenge word is 'Vanity'. I've used a vintage postcard on some altered art, with an altered rhyme. The curly black frame is from the Graphics Fairy. Click the image to enlarge.
Below - doodles from sketchbook 14, the bottom image is actually the back of the middle image where the pens have bled thru the paper, I think I prefer it to the 'proper' one.




Thursday, 17 November 2011

C&G Artwork, Penguin Blanket


More C&G art work
Above - these are lino prints, inspired by the marks on a turtle. The marks are etched into the lino with a tool and then used with paint to print onto paper [or fabric]
The marks on this paper were made with cling film, acrylic paints and brusho
Rows of honesty seed pods glued to the paper
Watercolour painting
And another blanket made from knitted samples


The snowman bag giveaway ends tomorrow so if you want a chance of winning don't forget to comment on that post. Click here for details






Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Mail Art [TM], Silent [IF]


Above for Three Muses - Mail Art
drawings, vintage postcard, recycled postage stamp - arranged digitally
Check out my Mythical Mail book for more mail art, as you can see I love doing it - link at the side
Below for Illustration Friday - Silent [at the moment!] 
liner pen, brush pens


Monday, 14 November 2011

The 'a' Challenge


This you can see is the start of skectchbook 14, now I have already posted some pages from this book - some were for challenges and they had to be in by a certain date. The rest of the pages usually find their way on here eventually, not in date order or sketchbook order.
Below is a shape challenge - I was given a large wooden letter 'a' by a friend. I think I like the flower the most.





Sunday, 13 November 2011

Moonstruck [TAW], Brusho

Take a Word - Moonstruck
my altered photographs

Below more old C&G work, this time papers and Brusho powders
Tiny amounts of brusho powder was dropped onto wet paper




If you missed the chance of the snowman bag giveaway click here
or scroll down to the last post

Friday, 11 November 2011

Snowman Bag Giveaway


Winter is well on it's way so I thought I'd have a giveaway of this snowman bag. The image is one of my own designs which was digitally printed onto a cotton fabric. The back, sides and strap are a velvet fabric. It has a zip fastening and it is lined. When flat the bag measures about 10" across by 8" down. Click on image for a bigger picture.
If you would like to own this cute little bag just leave a comment below. 
The winner will be chosen by random.
Competition open to anyone, anywhere.
The closing date is next Friday 18th at 8pm [UK time]
I will contact the winner by email.
Good luck!