Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Guess who?

Lately, I've been trying to practice my portrait skills, by doing some 15 minute 'quick portraits'.  Hope you all enjoy this one, of a young Helen Mirren!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Holy Cow!

I hope everyone's summer has been going well so far! I can't believe that it's back to school in a month. Right now, i'm at the cottage (with internet, I know - hardly roughing it!). I was about to go for a jog when I encountered this little guy by the tree in our yard:

Isn't he just the cutest! I BELIEVE it's a polyphemus moth caterpillar, but correct me if i'm wrong. AND then, I caught a couple snapshots of this monarch butterfly. They've unfortunately been quite a rare sight this year...

Anyways, I HAVE in fact been doing quite a bit of drawing, but (alas) I have no scanner at the moment. But on the bright side, I have updated my blog design a little! I now have tabs at the top of my blog (I am NOT computer savvy, so this was quite a feat), including an ART tab, which has a simple slideshow of some images. Please let me know if anything is not working, and i'll try to fix it! 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin'

Long time no see! Here's another Polyvore creation!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Week Nine: Eye of the Tiger

Okay, so no artwork today (I've been busy getting ready to go to FLORIDA!), but I want to share an amazing video from the World Wildlife Fund:

I've been reading a lot about tigers lately, and this video just astounded me. I find this so inspiring, and I hope you do too. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Let's Just Call This Week Eight (Part II)...

F in Exam
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Let's Just Call This Week Eight....

Guess what??? I'm done exams! And marks are in....everything went waaay more successfully than I thought. HOWEVER, i've hardly had a spare moment since exams finished. I've started work for the summer, and I'm getting ready to go to florida (woot!) next week. I'm planning on hitting the Universal Harry Potter park, which is essentially a complete DREAM COME TRUE for me. Literally. Anyways...I have a couple of drawings on the go, but nothing is complete yet. I've been getting a lot of inspiration from books lately. Here are a few of the novels (besides Harry Potter) that I find inspiring:

  • The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier 
  • I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak 
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt 
  • Shelf Life: Stories By the Book, edited by Gary Paulsen 
  • The Diana Chronicles, by Tina Brown
  • Tigers in Red Weather, by Ruth Padel 

    Princess - Pencil Sketch (An older drawing, inspired by  'The Diana Chronicles'