Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lion Heart



PanPastel Sketch

Since September my life has been taken over by my Primary PGCE course... but every now and then I need to paint/sketch/ANYTHING ART RELATED to feel like I've not lost myself completely in all this chaos. My time is not my own and I have zero social life.... but I do have a pussy cat.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hand Carved Wooden Hearts

Finally finished my wooden hearts :) I have hung them with wool and string and loved making them.
I painted them and then carved back into them with the circular sander to reveal the grain of the wood, then varnished them.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Drawing Kitty Attempt #2


The last time I tried to capture my little kitty in PanPastels and chalk as she ran around the room like a sugar crazed zombie, attacking me and everything else... the results weren't great but it was good fun! This time I worked from a photograph using the same medium and I am much happier with the results! Though it kind of feels like a kitty yearbook photo... bit too smiley maybe?!

Yuffie June 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Carved Wooden Hearts - Still In Progress

A few days ago I took a plank of wood into the workshop and carved these hearts using mainly a circular sander. Great fun!

They are still unfinished... I am going to paint them and then taking them back into the workshop to partly sand away the paint to create a rustic look (hopefully) then I will hang them using a selection of different strands of wool. I have chosen neutral tones and that compliment the natural grain of the wood.  

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Chalky Little Kitty - Art Afternoon

So... we adopted a little kitten and called her Yuffie (inspired by Final Fantasy 7) and this afternoon I attempted to draw her as she attacked my pencil... and ran around the room hyper... so really it was like mission impossible and I'm going to have another go and this time work from a photograph! Little rascal!

This is the first time I have used my new PanPastels and I LOVE them! They work brilliantly with Derwent ColourSoft pencils and normal chalks. I also combined graphite and Prismacolour pencils. 

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