Drawing an elephant on Google Images.
Various things including lots of work, getting engaged and trying to address the garden before it takes over Hackney have kept me from my blog. Here is a picture I just did of the latest thing to occupy my time – our puppy Elsie, who is meant to be a Jack Russell/Shih Tzu cross but looks nothing like the latter. This is her favourite spot, against the radiator in my study. Peace comes at last.
I posted this card when I first began this blog, which was also before I had Photoshop, so it wasn’t the best quality image. I wanted to improve on that and tidy it all up a bit, as I quite like it and wanted to add it to my Illustration page. Little Fish is sadly no longer with us, but Big Fish is still going strong and is having some crazy times on my website’s front page. You can view the card much closer by clicking on it and then clicking again to zoom in.
Well there’s not a lot happening on the blog at the moment. I have quite a big commission on, which is great, but sketching is definitely on the back seat. I’ll post the piece I’m working on in the new year once the recipient has been given it as his present.. for now here’s a quick sketch from Trafalgar Square. I love the lions there, it feels like at any moment they might take a chunk out of one the tourists who sit on them and stick their hands up their noses. Will try to show the blog a bit more love in the upcoming weeks.
I’m not sketching at full throttle at the moment; life has been pretty busy but that’s no excuse. Looking for a job makes me feel guilty if I do anything else.. it’ll only be part-time though, so I can devote the rest of my week to the pursuit of all things arty.
That was some sketching while at the British Museum the other week, at an exhibition on the Printed Image in China. And a carved oak figurehead thought to be from a Roman/Germanic ship. I shudder at the intentions of a ship with something so monstrous on the front. It’s beautifully carved and still has an air of menace about it.
Freesias in London while I kill time waiting for my man to fly home to me, and lilies in Wales.