So I have been doing a project with a dear friend and we are collaborating on doing an illustrative series of mermaids. We are doing one for each month so I kicked off with January and did a frosty, wintry illustration of a narwhal mermaid in the polar ice caps under the northern lights. I used watercolors, chalk and pen. Really happy with the outcome and there will be more to come, my next, possibly a blue whale mermaid.
So being the goth I am I thought illustrate a song by a band called HIM, ‘death is in love with us’. Bit darker than my usual art but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I used chalk, watercolor, pencil, pen and graphite for this piece.
Went out and about today and decided to take my sketch book and materials along.whilst out I stopped in a cafe bar and thought what a perfect atmosphere to truly capture people at their most relaxed. So away I went with pen, pencil and a sketch pad at the ready!
Just a few drawings and sketches from life drawing classes a few months ago, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get proportion and style experimentation on the go and it’s an enjoyable experience in itself these range fr a half hour to forty five minutes
Saw this really amazing and delicately intricate look from Alexander McQueen. The dress was almost whimsical and fairytale like I felt compelled to justify this in a watercolor portrait and the model looked elegant. Flowers were draped and cascaded all over with a contrasting a soft pastel dress.
A quick practise of portraiture and style, using chalk, watercolor and pencil. I forgot how much I appreciate chalk, works so well and brings out a wonderful texture.
Another native American inspired piece I did using various media in chalks, watercolor, pen, pencil, acrylic and watercolour. Had alot of fun experimenting with my new brush set for textures in the background, enjoyed the process.
Haven’t done any classic,work in a while, this was more to practise on line, texture and technique but I love the portraits of Lady Hamilton so I have it a go.
I really enjoyed Guillermo Del Toro’s new film ‘Crimson Peak’. The visual effects, atmosphere and the gothic style really coalesced together to bring a visually stunning film. It captured me so much that I had to do an illustrated piece for it. I chose Lady Lucille, the main antagonist using a mixture of watercolor, pencil and pen.
An old pic but nonetheless I like how it turned out, obviously inspired by Venetian masquerade ball masks using acrylics,watercolor and ink