Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Sherlock and Tattoos

Have some Sherlock doodles drawn in anticipation of the latest series. I've watched all three episodes at least twice over now x_x DVD is on my pre-order list... Yup. I could talk for hours about it but I don't want to bore anyone or give anything away to those of you who may not have seen it (who are you, crazy people?!) but please give me shout if you want to chat about it!

This next one is an older drawing that followed series 2 (so it's at least a year old). It's not as good as I remember it being, but it's still Sherlock. I can definitely see some improvement in my attempts at people-drawing, which is good :) The chin and hair are all wrong in this drawing, blech.

On a non-Sherlock related note, I'm hopefully getting a new tattoo in the next couple of weeks! I already have my design sorted and I will be visiting the tattoo studio on Saturday for a price and to book the first session. Yes, I reckon it will take a good few hours to do. So excited! I'll post the design up when I'm certain it's going to happen!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Dragon Step-by-Step

A small step-by-step of my dragon painting. I'm not sure it gives much insight into my process but I quite like the development with this one ^^ Sorry for the crappy photos - I can't wait to get a phone with a decent camera on it!


Okay. So, welcome to my blog :) I've kind of jumped on the bandwagon with my crafty friends and created this in an attempt to fuel my imagination and be inspired to get something done. Luckily I have a little cousin on the way and I have a rather large project I want to get finished before she arrives in April. Here's hoping that documenting my progress will keep me motivated ^^ So to start things off, I'm just going to post a few pieces I'm particularly fond of from 2013, I hope you like them!

My latest painting using ink and gouache :)

A photograph of Chester Cathedral taken back in May when my camera was new. I used a Canon 550D with a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens.

My Secret Santa gift for a dear friend. A4 Ink and gouache.

Made as part of an ArtCrossing gift. ArtCrossing is a great group on DeviantArt where you're assigned a profile and create a gift based on the information given. Once they have received your gift, a different person somewhere in the world does the same for you :)

Dragon necklace commission. Made with Premo Sculpey polymer clay and many beads

Prismacolor coloured pencils and white gel pen on brown paper.

My latest tattoo! It's my own design but the tattoo itself was done by the owner of Death Star Tattoo Studios in Droylsden.

Photographs taken at ZSL London Zoo and Paradise Wildlife Park respectively