I actually finished this flash sheet a while back to be honest - I was just so damn busy that getting a proper photo was pushed to the back of the to-do list. But here we are - my wild girls of sea and land. This was the first time I had no weekly deadline for a piece of flash, so I decided to go all out and see how far I could push it, quality-wise…and I’m so glad I did, this is the proudest I’ve been over any flash sheet. Might even get a nice frame for this one.
"Pink Cigarettes" This was just a quick little playaround with some gouache paints I had lying around - I wanted to see if they’d be a good material to use for future flash sheets. Unfortunately the pack I have are pretty damn cheap so they turned out to be all washed-out and chalky, which is a shame cause I was actually enjoying how they worked! I think I’m gonna invest in some better quality paints then attempt some flash. :)
This was going to be a diptych kinda thing too but I scrapped the next sketch. c’e la vie
Sketching in Dromedar Kaffebar (?) in Norway. My handsome honey was nice enough to sit for me a couple of times so I got to indulge my favourite way of making art; curled up in pretty, cosy coffee shops. Sidenote: Norwegians make excellent lattes.
Fun little dabble in photoshop… I forget how fun digital painting can be when I’m elbow deep in oil paint. Trying out the brush set Loish recently released. Totally inspired by the gorgeous silver-haired pixie Vex (I can’t find her tumblr anymore; think she’s deleted it) who I’m a little bit in love with.
Just a small quick colour study from this gorgeous photoset. I’m going on holiday in less than a week so I’ve put my brushes away until I get back; so I’m dabbling again in digital art in the meantime. I’ve missed my wacom!
This is one of the major reasons for my absence lately… I’ve been working on this portrait of my boyfriend for his birthday (which was last thursday.) I was working 50-60 hour weeks and trying to cram this in in time, so it ended up taking up any free time I had - it’s much bigger than the little A5 paintings I’ve been doing whilst I’m pressed for time. I can’t wait til I can make more larger paintings! He loved it by the way so, y’know, mission accomplished.
I’ve been really quiet on the blogging front, I know… I’ve been crazy busy, the usual. Things should quieten down in about a month or so, but in the meantime here’s something exciting - I got to use a tattoo machine for the first time the other day! So have some lumpy grapefruit derpfish. More to come soon, hopefully!
New flash! Lord and Lady of the forest. The Satyr on the right is based on a sketch by Michelangelo… This one was way more trouble than it was worth. (See what I mean on my instagram.)
“The Foxes in July" - Graphite on bristol board.
Just a fun little one I worked on as a way to get something done during some very long work weeks - pencil pieces are really handy that way, I can’t paint unless I get uninterrupted time to make art at home which is hard to come by sometimes, but if I’m working on a pencil piece I can take it to work, work on it on lunchbreaks or when the shop gets quiet. This helped me keep my sanity on some long, 50-60hr work weeks that have just gone by!
Also, the title seems less cool and more cheesy when you find out I referenced a picture of a model called July Suicide.