Posts Tagged ‘paper’

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468. Swamp Monsters

August 20, 2011

January 2011, pen and pencil on paper.

This seemed to me to be a fitting image for the end of my art folio on this, The Amalgamation blog.

And we are out of here…

please visit me at my new blog, sunrise over swamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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467. True Story About A Punk

August 13, 2011

30 December 2010, pen on paper

Drawn while in a coffee shop in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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465. Purple Horse

August 1, 2011

2 January 2011, pencil on paper

 

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464. Umm… Girl With Horns?

July 30, 2011

January 2011, pen on paper

 

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461. Plague Doctor Kind Of Thing

July 24, 2011

January 2011, pen on paper

 

 

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459. Teddy Rips The Head Off A Doll

July 22, 2011

2 January 2011, pen and pencil on paper

 

 

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458. Surly Unicorn

July 20, 2011

26 January 2011, ball point pen on paper

 

 

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456. Girl Sitting On A Rock With A Skull And Knife

July 18, 2011

Ball point pen on A4 photocopier paper, 23 February 2011.

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451. I’m not sure if she’s a girl or a cat

July 13, 2011

Pen on paper, 10 March 2011.

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443. Corset Girl With A Giant Head

May 10, 2011

Ballpoint pen on paper, 14 March 2011.

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428. Uncertain Footwear

February 12, 2011

Ballpoint pen on notepaper, January 2011.

The writing at the bottom says, “What kind of shoes would Death wear?”

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423. Horse

December 1, 2010

November 2010, graphite pencil on paper.

A bit sketchy and not 100% happy with the proportions, but it’s the first drawing I’ve done in a while.

 

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422. Diary of a swamp monster

November 24, 2010

Pen on notepaper, November 24 2010.

Another sketch from a quick study break. Click on the image to enlarge.

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421. Some stuff in my head

November 24, 2010

Pen on paper, November 24 2010.

I haven’t had much chance to draw, to write, to do anything really, lately. So here’s one of two little sketches I whipped up in between lunch and study today. Click on the image to see it in a larger size.

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415. Dancing Cat

August 13, 2010

Pencil on paper, September 2009.

I am not sure what to write about this. I guess I wanted to draw something a little bit cutesy. I like cats, and think they’re cute. Hopefully,  I upped her cuteness level by adding a skirt and a curtsey.

http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/107560/works

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412. Suburban Evening

July 23, 2010

Ink fineliner and pencil shavings on paper, February 2010.

I love blackbirds singing in the evening. I love the feeling of connectedness that comes from seeing street lights shining in other parts of town from the windows at the back of our house. I love the bats.

I was trying to capture that sense of both belonging and the fall of night. I get this strange feeling that I’ve posted this illustration before!

http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/107560/works

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Evening song of the blackbird

May 12, 2010

Ink fineliner and pencil on paper, October 2009.

One of my favourite times of day is the evening, when the blackbirds sit on the fence outside my kitchen window and sing their last songs for the day. We get bats arround here and they look fantastic, flying their way past the Moon in black clumsy silhouettes.

While I generally dislike the whole suburban living thing, there is something lovely about evenings, when the birds sing and the streetlights switch on, and I can hear people out walking their dogs and the scent of dinners wafting through the windows. It’s not all bad. This drawing is one of my many attempts to capture how I feel about this aspect of life in the suburbs.

I used pencil shavings to colour the illustration. I shave bits of the coloured pencil lead and smudge them into the paper. I feel it creates a smoother textured and better blended image than if I just used the pencils the normal way. This little trick was something I learnt at school many years ago, when I was about 8 years old. I haven’t forgotten it, and enjoy using it.

See more: http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/107560/works/3906816-4-blackbirds-last-song-of-the-evening

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400! Parade of horses.

February 17, 2010

Pencil on paper, 2009.

It seems somewhat fitting that the 400th illustration in my art folio would be a picture of horses, with a pegasus and unicorn joining the parade. For anyone that has been following my blog for even a short time will attest, I like horses and drawing horses. A lot.

My earliest blogged art folio pieces included mermaids and horses, way back in late 2006. Almost 4 years and 400 pieces later, looks like I’m still drawing horses and mermaids! I am happy to see that I have been able to explore new avenues (selling t-shirts, for example) with my art as I’ve hopefully improved and progressed. It has been fun interacting with other art and horse fans on the various sites, too, such as flickr.com and myspace.com.

This is one of my t-shirt designs that I recently added to redbubble.com. RedBubble’s t-shirt previewer (which I first spotted on the site early February 2010) brings it to life. I think it does, anyway!

Here’s the same illlustration as seen through RedBubble’s t-shirt previewer.

More info on this as a t-shirt at my bubblesite.

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391. Horse With Sunglasses

October 20, 2009

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Sharpie marker on yellow cloth-textured paper, August 2008.

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390. Horse On Yellow Paper

October 15, 2009

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Sharpie marker on yellow ‘cloth-textured’ paper, August 2008.

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