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Archive for July, 2010|Monthly archive page

jewel of the crown in hardy shoes

In collages, illustrations on July 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm

collage:  felt-tip, pencil, watercolour with a little fabric and paper.

i loved the colour palettes in this and the shoes are just plain amazing, with all those beautiful jewel colours i want to eat them.  plus i think the model freja beha erichsen is beautiful.

taken from vogue uk [august 2010/ pg128] – ‘colour shock’

bryher in wandsworth

In pencil drawings on July 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

pencil and watercolour on ‘grain fin’ watercolour paper

sitting her garden on a beautiful british summer’s sunday, we sunbathed and read newspapers. bryher is always nice to draw and i really enjoyed drawing this picture, perhaps a painting might come from this?

rachael in temple

In pencil drawings on July 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

pencil and conte on paper

rachael reclining after a frappe and an afternoon of martin margiela and chit-chat with me.

watercolour lady

In painting, pencil drawings on July 9, 2010 at 11:23 am

watercolour and pencil on paper

working on the same theme in watercolours, as yesterday and the day before.

man sitting in watercolour

In painting, pencil drawings on July 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

watercolour and pencil on paper

i like the feet best.  i also prefer this to yesterday’s post, i feel i am getting the hang of it now.

watercolour boy

In painting, pencil drawings on July 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm

watercolour, pencil and gouache on paper

i’m working on a new technique  using watercolours.  trying out new things, that’s really the point of this blog, forcing myself to experiment and hopefully develop.  even if it doesn’t really work!  anyway i’ve been looking at lucy jones‘ watercolour portraits which are beautiful and inspired me to try and work into some of my line drawings. i discovered her work by chance, whilst  visiting a friends exhibition at flowers gallery [kate knight “artist for a day“] this week, i checked the gallery website and stumbled into her work.

lying down

In life drawing on July 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

marker pen and ink on paper

can you tell which way she is looking? not sure i can.

sometimes i…

In illustrations on July 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

biro on notebook paper

this is just a little drawing to make up for the weekend!  I was away with family, which is no excuse but c’est la vie.

pink and green lady

In life drawing on July 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm

wax crayon, charcoal and acrylic on newsprint

well, sadly the details on the white section didn’t come through in the scan but she looks pretty.  in a green leg way…

i must also get some photoshop lessons, its hard trying to merge together all the pieces.

life drawing

In life drawing on July 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm

wax crayon on paper

i went to a life drawing class today, the first time in 3 years!  in this drawing a had a crayon in each hand and worked them simultaneously…. i’m happy with the outcome. the rest of the week will be dominated no doubt by the results of this class.