Thursday, 28 January 2010

Winter Harvest Completed

At last this piece is finished, it seems to have taken forever, size is approx 9 x 9 inches, drawn on mellotex super white paper, not sure about the title, think it may have to be changed, I'm open to suggestions.....

Saturday, 23 January 2010

WIP part 2

Thought I had better post an update on this WIP, The snow is driving me crazy, I have on more than one occasion asked myself why am I doing this!!!! I draw maybe ten times the amount of snow that is needed and the randomly cover most of them over with layers of pencil as you can see on the left hand side, the background need many layers to get the right effect and then I use blue tac to lift small areas as with the distant tree effect, I also have to make sure that each flake doesn't finish with a halo effect around it as I alter the shapes etc. Have to have this finished by today, as I am away working next week and need to get it to the framers...

Friday, 15 January 2010


This piece is causing me to have spots before my eyes!! The idea for this came from ''Ever so Gently'' by an artist I admire Ryan Jacque (google his name) to see what I mean. technically this has to be one of the most difficult works I've attempted, you have to be thinking ahead of the area your working on to allow for the snow flakes, the best way to deal with this is to negatively draw in to many and then cover the ones you don't want later.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Harvest Mouse Completed

Completed this little critter today, The thistles caused me more problems than the mouse, otherwise this would have been finished yesterday. Drawn on Mellotex super white paper, size is approx 12x7 inches. Once mounted and framed this piece will be shown along with two others (yet to be drawn) at the Nottingham Society of Artist, Affiliates Exhibiton, which runs from February 4th until February 11th, all Art work shown will be for sale, so if your in the Nottingham area between those dates call in and have a look around, you may see something you would like to own.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Harvest Mouse

This is where I'm at after a couple of days work on this new piece, due to a bad cold and cough that seems to shake my brain against my skull i'm not as far ahead with this drawing as I'd like to be, but I'll get there in the end.....

Friday, 1 January 2010

Springer Spaniel Finished

Calling this finished, size is approx 8x8 inches on mellotex paper, I have included a close up pic as Im often asked to show more detail of my drawings.