Month: February 2015

MacDuff and Dent

Day five for sketching is favourite book characters. I couldn’t choose between two. The first is Eowyn, Shieldmaiden of Rohan who has an awesome horse called Windfola and disguises herself as a bloke (going by Durnhelm) to go to the battle of Pelennor fields outside Minas Tirith. Now I bet this all sounds a bit Tolkein-nerd but…

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Favourite place

This whole 30 day thing is resulting in a lot of art I’m not especially happy with. I don’t think I’m patient enough for watercolour. I want to keep going before the undercoat has dried. However, it has given me ideas at least and I think I’m better than the day I started. Which is, you…

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Three types of Holly

So the next two pictures on the 30 day challenge were “your favourite animal” and “your favourite place.” I skipped the latter and went direct to best friend, because place is going to be a watercolour and I need to source a bit more material. Excuses notwithstanding, I wasn’t entirely happy how my favourite animal –…

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Day two: Your favourite food

I skipped favourite animal – want to do that on the weekend instead because I’ve not yet settled on a medium. So went directly to number three: Favourite food. This was an easy decision. At the age of four, I clearly remember this conversation: Kate Mason: “What’s your favourite food.” Me: “Strawberries.” Kate Mason: “Ew, I don’t like…

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Clickbait and self obsession

A “30 day drawing challenge” turned up in my pinterest feed. I usually shun such things: Novelember, dry july (ergh), movember, 365 photos in a year, black-and-white challenge etc. However with this… well, why not. It’s clearly clickbait, and I just have to own the fact it worked. The first thing on the list is “yourself.”…

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Princess Spanna

This is, I think, my fourth drawing of Spanna. Not entirely I’ve done her justice in any of them. Spanna wanted me to create a cartoon where she was “smart.” This, from a woman who speaks five languages and is a lawyer for rich people. I eventually decided I am giving up cartooning until I get better gear…

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Giants and Jedis

Giants invaded Perth. I drew my girlfriends as Jedi Knights. That’s about the summary of the week. This footage went to Perth Now on Friday. It’s cobbled together footage from my mates, linked together using imovie. Every day these Jobs devices amaze me more. Apparently, this has been viewed more than 230,000 times. Meanwhile, The Swede…

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