Sunday, December 31, 2006

IF :: the ashes are safely home

for Illustration Friday's topic "pheonix"

This drawing/painting/cartoon is an attempt to restart my artistic endeavours... ofter an busy and distraction period... i'm determined to get back to the 50 paintings, one drawn it day discipline

The illustration friday topic seems like a perfect way to start

But most this illustration is mostly about cricket,... one of the distractions... and the great battle (much closer than the score line might suggest) for a largely symbolic urn containing some ashes... I don't like like cricket? oh no, I love it...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

the fall of linda's hair

Painting 10 looking at how light falls on linda long blonde hair

Watercolour on paper with some extra work using aqulla pencils

Saturday, December 16, 2006

so torso

Painting 9 returning to a favourite subject... I'm experimenting with the washes to get maximum "movement" (flexing) into Love Love's wonderful wave inspired pose

watercolour on paper

Friday, December 15, 2006

on the jungle track

on the jungle track
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
I'm up to painting 8 .... and well to the honest this is a pastel sketch not a painting.... but i am working on it like a painting.... sudeenly pastels are making sense to me amd I'm enjoying bringing out the tones (in much the same way as i build up watercolour washes.... but using a midtone colured paper I can move to darks (the shadows) and lights at the same time.... and pastels are pure colour

I started this a couple of days ago and have just added a few more "highlights".... it is so big it wont fit on my scanner so the full image here is a photo and you can see it larger on flickr (just click on it)... the images below are highlights that could be scanned at once.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

the ballad of nigel kelly

Painting 7: Watercolour on paper also for illustration friday topic : mask

Nigel kelly... decided to become a streaker at the cricket and instantly became more popular than his great uncle ned.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

pais tropical two

painting 6: waterciolour pencils (aquella)on paper

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

pais tropical

Paining 5: neocolour crayon on card

Monday, December 11, 2006

unfinished torso on yellow

(painting) 4: ... well i know it is a pastel and not a watercolour, but it is the only art i got a chance to do on monday

Sunday, December 10, 2006

santa baby

Painting 3: I know this sketch is a bit late for the december calendar girl but I did promise lotta (santa's very favourite helper) I would do it... so here it is... hope santa brings everyone the gifts they desire

Saturday, December 09, 2006

still burning

painting 2 - the beds are burning, and the bushfire continue

neocolour crayon & aquella pencil on paper

postscript peter garrett the leader of midnight oil has just been announced are the shadow minister for climate change... yes that is a real position in the australian labor party

Friday, December 08, 2006

haze over baghdad

this is the beginning of a small challenge 50days of painting and posting watercolours one a day for 50 consecutive days.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

i am not a mug!