Tuesday, January 28, 2014

6 orange knitted mittens


This woman was wearing orange knitted mittens and so was her dog! I think she must have knit them herself, unless the stores sell matching dog/people mitts now... So cute!
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Close ups - 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

snowy side street


I loved drawing and painting this! I was very selective with the amount of line and colour I used. Perfect for the Daily Paintwork's Snow Challenge.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

New York Ride


I took this photo last winter in New York, my favourite city after London. Sorry Paris...
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

door number three

I really loved doing the line drawing for this scene. I'm still working with a drawn frame, but letting the image emerge from it in places.
Here are some close ups -

Thursday, January 16, 2014


I chose the word 'breeze' and used lace and twink to draw this week's Zentangle Challenge#150-one little word. I'm finally figuring out how to do Zentangles that suit the way that I draw. I prefer this looser, messier and lighter one pictured above. My first attempt is pictured below, which I like, but is not the way I like to draw.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

a quiet moment

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This time I tried to capture a quiet moment in the conversation. I've enjoyed this little series of two people talking. Tomorrow, onto something new...!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

talk to


My series of two people in conversation continues. Again, trying to capture body language and not get caught up with portrait. Also aiming for an energetic line and lots of colour!
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Friday, January 10, 2014

in conversation


I really enjoyed capturing this moment of conversation, as well as the body language, between these two. 
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014


2 minute gestures

5 minute gestures

30 minute pose
This wonderful model was not grumpy... I don't know why he looks it in my last drawing! These were all done with conte on newsprint. Also, a quick sketch done before class in 6B pencil. Click on images to enlarge.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

just walk beside me and be my friend


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I got the title of this painting from a wonderful poem by Albert Camus.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Friday, January 03, 2014

let's go out tonight


Colourful flowers to get the New Year rolling.
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Here are some close ups:

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

icy dicey


I kinda like this frame within in a frame look. I've done it before, but this time I was more bold. Something decisive to start off the New Year.
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