• Illustration

    November – 52 week Illustration Challenge

    Week 44: Spain – acrylic paints I really enjoyed painting this illustration of my flamenco dancing flamingoes. I based it on a similar one from last year’s challenge of some foxtrotting foxes here: Week 36 –  2015   Week 45: Zebra – acrylic paints Then I came up with the idea of a zip-lining zebra! I discovered a sketch book of canvas paper. I love the effect it has and how nice it is to paint on.   Week 46: Treehouse – copic markers During this week a friend of mine was travelling around Australia and shared a photo of a tree – circa 1858 Johann Herbig and his wife Anna…

  • Illustration

    #illo52weeks Week 9: Texture

    As usual I mulled over this week’s theme of ‘Texture’ until I came up with an idea of what image I wanted to do and what medium I felt would work the best. I was going to do a Kookaburra and engrave it out of a rubber tile. But that didn’t work so I came up with plan B. Drawing into polystyrene tiles is so satisfying and lots of fun.  It also comes naturally with a texture of it’s own. I decided to do an old hut as I thought about bricks, corrugated roofs, etc. These are the things I used: I drew my image onto the tile using anything…

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    #illo52weeks – week 26: Clouds

    This week I tried a new medium: Gelli art. I had so  much fun with it as did my nine year old daughter. I watched a few you tube videos and videos on Pinterest to see what you can create with it. This is what I did for this weeks theme: Clouds No. 1 – Polar bear under snow cloud Acrylic paint rolled onto the gelli plate cut out card templates block the paint from covering the whole sheet of paper that I lay ontop of the plate     Clouds No.2 – Balloon floating up to the clouds This time I used more than one colour, plus cloud templates.…