detail, work in progress
My "put-a-bird-on-it" phase is over, bar some exceptions - now boats keep appearing in my paintings.
Today this scene in my bedroom...
... may have led to this sketch:
And I realised for the last few days I must have been inspired by the colours of my breakfast:
detail of another work-in-progress
In the last few weeks I have taken a million pictures of the view from my window, after realising that I was -almost- taking my beautiful surroundings for granted. Now I have made it a habit to look out for and document the changing light and weather patterns across the bay, even if that means interrupting a guest mid-sentence and rushing outside to take a photo. I am using these for two different projects.
"Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." (Michelle Held)
Water-soluble colour pencils on paper
All my life I've been drawing humans (mostly women) - now I am discovering animals. So much fun.
Sketching elephants | I am learning the anatomy - even though I have mental images of animals, when it comes to drawing them, it doesn't come as easily as the human body; I guess I don't see hundreds of elephants every day!
Gathering material for illustrations featuring children and animals - working from photos I took in this case.