Here’s a pencil sketch I did one dark evening, flicking through the pages of a newspaper I came across some political article featuring a face which took my fancy. I drew this politician in 2B pencil and in the continuous line style.
Here is the results of a recent raven commission, the brief was to depict a cawing raven as macabre and beautiful as possible. I made three ravens to try out different compositions and techniques with tea, ink and watercolour.
This is a portrait of Huey – a wonderful black and tan Shiba Inu that I had the pleasure of meeting whilst running my own little dog walking and sitting business.
I was inspired by court jesters and festival colours in this piece and used this inspiration to add lots of different colours into Huey’s otherwise black coat.
This was a commission piece and was created using watercolour, ink and white pigment and is A4 in size.
This piece was inspired by my love of chickens, and rather than the comic relief that chickens provide, I decided to make my leghorn piece dramatic and serious! I used Indian ink, red inks, watercolour and fineliner — dragging the water across the fineliner to create streaks of grey across the paper.
Here’s a little piece I was quite happy with which I made last year, painted in inks and watercolour over a continuous line drawing and outlined in white pen! This little octopus now inhabits my shop after a year lurking under my bed …
Another simple fineliner and watercolour fusion, this time pulling inspiration from a small brown mouse.
In this piece I have introduced more watercolour pigment amidst the greyish fineliner, which when water is introduced kicks up these clouds of murky colour.
I’m really enjoying the spontaneity of the fineliner pen. After the watery clouds dried overnight, I went in with Indian ink and white pigment to define certain areas like the head and whiskers trying not to over do it! This colourful mouse now inhabits my shop.