Saturday 27 July 2013

Short Listed

I have just found out that my 'Autumn Sumach' picture has been short listed for the Ken Bromley, catalogue cover competition. The finalist will be the one who has the most votes, so if you can spare a moment it would be really great if you would vote for it. I would love to have my picture on the catalogue cover. :-) If you follow the link and look for my picture you can cast your vote.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Trying out Landscapes

This is of a local scene, where I walk Tilly on most mornings. The photo reference for this was taken last winter just at sunrise. The geese were added from my imagination. They are always there and flying to and from the River Brue to Apex lake so are a feature of the landscape. I am just not a good enough photographer to capture them in flight, so added them later.

The picture measures about A3. I used Faber Castell polychromos on Bristol Velum finish paper.

Friday 12 July 2013

Little Red Rooster

This is something different I have been working on recently. It was done with cards in mind and is done using Prismacolour on Fabrianno Artistico and all burnished at the end using a wax burnishing pencil.
More illustration than fine art.

Pencil on toned paper

Here are a couple of experiments using graphite pencil and white coloured pencil, plus a touch of white gel pen on grey paper. I am reasona...