Posts Tagged ‘pencil’

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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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465. Purple Horse

August 1, 2011

2 January 2011, pencil 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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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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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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409. Sunset and beach – inspired by a dream

July 2, 2010

Pencil on paper, October 2009.

I had a dream a few years ago about a giant beach surrounded by ruins and an apocalyptic red sky. I wrote it down at the time and this is one of several attempted interpretations of the dream – which was a lot more intense and brooding than this illustration, I must admit.

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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401. She’s green and otherworldly

February 24, 2010

Pencil on paper, 2009.

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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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388. Ummm

October 8, 2009

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Pencil on paper, April 2008.

I think this is more of a concept piece than a finished artwork! It was just some mucking around with my pencils!

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381. Foal Portrait

September 19, 2009

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Colour pencil on paper, 2009.

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377. Purple Fantasy Bird

September 7, 2009

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Coloured pencil on paper, July 2009.

I see this as typical of my attempts to try and recreate the childish joy of inventing and imagining strange new creatures. Admittedly, this one is not hugely unusual – if anything, it resembles a purple version of any number of birds typically found around this area of Australia. However, it was fun to draw and isn’t that, really, the point? To have fun and be expressive and explore ideas?

Information on this drawing as an art print and greeting card can be found at my RedBubble.Com Bubblesite.

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376. Collage: horses and birds

August 31, 2009

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Mixed media, July 2009.

This is a collage of my various horse sketches and bird sketches, all glued together! The birds are mostly inspired by southern Australian native species. The horses are mostly inspired by Arabian horses.

It’s available as a card or laminated print at my Bubblesite at RedBubble.Com.

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373. Grrrl

August 20, 2009

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Watercolour pencil, watercolour pencil and colour pencil on paper, July 2009.

This is a bit of a flashback piece for me – more akin to the type of stuff I was drawing in the late 1990s / early 2000s! A little inner Goth that keeps trying to crawl out… Admittedly, this one is relatively colourful when compared to some of my teenage years drawings.

I’ve made this painting available as an art print and greeting card, see http://flokot.redbubble.com/sets/79778/works/3471712-2-girl for more information.

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372. Another day, another horse

August 17, 2009

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Pencil on paper, July 2009.

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371. Pencil Girl Sketch

August 13, 2009

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Graphite pencil on paper, July 2009.

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369. Trotter

August 6, 2009

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Graphite pencil on paper, March 2009.

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367. Horse and Cupcakes

July 23, 2009

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Pen, watercolour pastel and watercolour pencil on paper, Septemeber 2008.

This drawing was inspired by the desert-style horse. I guess I got its general body shape from Akhal-Teke style horses. The cupcakes are inspired by… umm… cupcakes.

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364. Horsey!

June 27, 2009

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Graphite pencil on paper, June 2008.

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