Thursday, 5 November 2009

In between.....

In between butchering, sorry customising, my clothes, I've managed to squeeze in a little artwork as well.

I've joined a great group called The Meandering Moleskin and it's gathering momentum now, as we each paint some pages in our Moley and then pass it on to the next person on the list. At the end, we will each have our own Moley back, filled with each others art.

I've noticed that others have painted one long picture, covering their allotted pages, but I wanted to paint several different, smaller ones, as I had so many ideas to fit in. I've discovered that I like painting small fiddly pictures and so I'm going to force myself away from this for a while and go for something larger and more challenging!

My first picture was based around Merlin again. Well, he is an endless source of inspiration :)
Unfortunately, I had a few problems with the paper, as it really isn't suitable for watercolours. The paint either slides off, or instantly soaks in showing all brush strokes, good or bad. In the end, I used pencils as this was easier to control.

A curious faery,

and a faery kitty with a goth Angel! These last two were inspired by a photographer whose pictures I came across years ago, but sadly his name escapes me, otherwise I'd link to his work.

As always, please respect my designs and please don't copy or reproduce them. Thanks :)


Gemma Mortlock said...

Ooooh these are great! I cant wait to recieve yor moly!

Jasmine said...

Your artwork is beautiful. I wish I could draw like that. Yesterday I picked up some colour pencils in the first time since my teens. I think it went better than I expected but still not that good... Must practice :)
your group sounds fun.

Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

I mentioned your previous problems with copyright to my artist daughter, and she suggests that you could add a watermark to your image, or sign it prominently. I don't know if this would be helpful to you. Unfortunately she added that that you can't afford even to talk about your really precious work on line. C'est la vie!

Pat said...

Love your work in the Moly. I will start working on my design for yours now that I have seen what you are doing. I hope it will add to your beautiful works of art.

Yarrow said...

Thank you Gem and Jasmine :)

Elizabeth, I know what you mean.

Pat, it's all exciting isn't it :)

Julia Guthrie said...

what a brilliant idea! I love you painting of Merlin :)

Tammie Lee said...

These are all so wonderful and it looks like you are having a grand time, that is when paint isn't sliding off!