Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fisher of Kings

I’ve seen one of these magically brilliant chaps speeding over the lake a couple of times, but they’re always gone so fast! ‘IJsvogel’ (‘icebird’) in Dutch. Done with inks and Chinese brushes. [For the esteemed and splendid Henrir!]

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Coot Family

I’ve been ogling these coots for over a month, watching them build and settle on their floating nest from my sneaky vantage point (a bridge). In the distance I could see two small bits of fluff test the water, but … Continue reading

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Still a bit soaked

Here is the poor gloomy scarf critter I mentioned, as I ended up inking and painting him anyway. (He needs a better name. Any suggestions?) And some more Oystercatchers, which helped me decide [once again] how much to outline:

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Illustration Friday – Soaked

Here is my drawing for Illustration Friday, which provided a lovely distraction from form-filling! I started off drawing a sad and bedraggled drenched critter, but thought it looked a bit too gloomy for my first time participation. So here are … Continue reading

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Where I’ve been hiding

West Cottage garden in Wensleydale in Spring. I painted this card furtively and in sunny installments, running back inside when the rain became serious. That’s Flinky lying amid the stubborn dandelions. There’s a stone toad by the pear tree, a … Continue reading

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Ink fox of the sky

I can’t believe there haven’t been any foxes up here so far. So here is one in ink, and one in pencil.

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Colour chart (with bats)

Opening my watercolour set and unwrapping each colour was the closest I came to feeling like a dragon discvering a hoard of jewel-covered chocos. Here is the first thing I made with them, my (tiny as usual) chart to help … Continue reading

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