Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’


373. Grrrl

August 20, 2009



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 for more information.


367. Horse and Cupcakes

July 23, 2009


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.


357. Neighbourhood

June 11, 2009


Watercolour pastel on paper, 2007-ish.

I like looking out the back door at night, when the only sign of life is the glow of lights in nearby streets.


349. Something Sketchy

May 29, 2009


Watercolour pencil on paper, 2008.

Ok, I’m pretty sure this one is watercolour pencil. It was so long ago, I can’t quite remember it… Pencils dipped in water, rather than drawing then painting over them witha paintbrush.


343. Purple And Green Star Horse

May 22, 2009



Watercolour pencil and fine liner ink pen on medium tooth paper, 2007.

This is just a little thumbnail sketch. I was looking at different ways to represent cutesy horses – without turning it into a My Little Pony!


347. Grrrl

May 20, 2009


Watercolour pastel on paper, December 2008.


318. Colourful Horse

February 16, 2009


Watercolour pencil, ink liner and coloured pencil on paper, A7 (yes, that’s right, A7!) watercolour paper, 2008.


309. Christmas Drive

December 20, 2008


Watercolour pencil on paper, 2008 re-edit of painting from either December 2006 or 2007 (I can’t remember).

It was inspired by driving to our rural family’s Christmas.


306. Angels and Shepherds

December 1, 2008


Watercolour pencil on paper, 2007, re-edited 2008.

Seeking to illustrate the Christmas story…


305. Farm Scene

November 27, 2008


Watercolour pencil on paper, 2006. Re-edit November 2008.

This is an imaginary scene inspired by the sunset drive home from my grandparents’ farm. I love that place so much. I used to get to visit there every weekend, as it was just outside my hometown, but these days it’s a 2 hour drive away. We try to get there at least every Christmas, which is the time I drew this illustration.


304. Feelings…

November 25, 2008


Watercolour pastel and pencil on paper, October / November 2008.

This is from one of my rare super-girly happy warm fuzzy moments. Maybe life is finally eroding away my super-cynicism.


217. Abstract Pencil

March 29, 2008
Feminine Abstract
Dry watercolour pencil on paper, August 2007.
 I don’t usually draw abstracts. If anything, it is reminiscent of the feminine form.
It was drawn using watercolour pencils, except that I didn’t paint over them with water. The pencils, when used dry, have a unique texture and can be built up to a thickness that I personally haven’t found in other standard types of pencil. I like the way the original has brought out the grainy texture of the paper – though I don’t know how clearly that’s been captured in the photograph here.

211. Red Horse Trotting

March 26, 2008

Red Horse Trotting

Watercolour pencil on paper, January 2008.

In case you hadn’t worked it out yet, yes, I draw a lot of horses!


207. Heart Horse

March 13, 2008
Heart Horse
Watercolour pencil and ink on paper, 2008.
It’s a horse, with hearts on it… I was trying to make it cutesy without turning it into a My Little Pony!

203. Girl

March 5, 2008
Girl In Watercolour and Pencil
Watercolour pencil and pencil on art paper.
Inspired by a model in a hairdressing magazine! It may have lost a little in the translation from painting to photo, but I was pretty happy with it. The style is obviously cartoony. I don’t think I could draw life-like people… unlike my mother, who is a spectacular artist (check out her paintings at

196. Red Horse

February 11, 2008

Red Horse

This was drawn in water colour pencils, then painted. It was drawn on one of those awfully hot summer days that we had around New Year’s Day this year. I had been reading Arabian Horse magazines, and while I don’t think this horse necessarily looks Arabian, I was certainly inspired by the amazing purebreds in the magazines.

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