Bleary Hare

Since looking at Alexis Marcou’s work, I decided to make some monochrome work of my own.

Pulling more inspiration from our rabbity friends, I bled them using fineliners. I drew the image in pencil then drew over them with fineliner and added water to create this bleary imagery.

What I like about this technique is that it takes no time at all to create something interesting. With a little more manipulation and mastery who knows what striking beasts may emerge?

This particular piece is for sale in my shop!

Robin Commission

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I have finally moved out of my home town of Mitcham over Christmas and now proudly claim Birchington-on-Sea as my new home! Amidst the moving chaos I was able to tend to a commission piece of a Robin.

Going for the layers this time I propped up the picture at an angle so that any paint I applied slowly rolled off creating faint, translucent trails which I like, I think I will experiment more with drips and less with straws.

Winter “Welly”

This watercolour and ink painting was a commission from a friend who has asked and asked and asked for a picture of her beloved British blue “Welly” who is a lovely boy, but getting on. I often shy away as it’s quite a bit of pressure with pet commissions and I’m terrified the painting won't resemble peoples pets at all! 

But it does, and my friend and her family were thrilled with this homage to their Welly, which is great!

Quick Fish Studies

Here are some quick studies of fish for this week, I thought the continuous-line drawing would be a little more challenging on fish as there aren’t so many face details to work with. I found that you can get a surprising range of expression and interesting body structure into your fish studies using this type of drawing.