Wednesday 27 February 2019

Crochet Bunny

 I finished the little bunny, it's not the neatest crochet you will have seen but I am pleased because I managed to follow a pattern. Well almost. I put the head on the wrong way round. The instructions for full completion were not all together so I missed something. I had read it previously but then forgotten it at a crucial time. Still I don't suppose the baby will notice. I got the pattern from the book Edward's Menagerie by Kerry Lord.

Monday 25 February 2019

L is for Lion

More drawing practice, then I altered this photo of a dog sculpture seen in Madrid with one of the drawn lion heads.

Friday 22 February 2019

Jellyfish and Postcard

I'm filling up quite a few sketchbooks with all this drawing practice, so I'm using one that I made way back in 2012. Some of the pages are brown, possibly recycled envelopes. The covers are stamped and painted, I used handmade rolling stamps, a tutorial can be found above. The ideas for the jellyfish were from the book '20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 other awesome animals' by Julia Kuo.

I used some of the jellyfish on this digital collage. The background was painted many years ago.

Also this week I have a digital postcard consisting of six layers.

I'm joining in with Paint Party Friday.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Whale and Frogs

I used a whale and frogs from the practice drawings to add them to some old digital backgrounds I had done years back.

Monday 18 February 2019

Penguins at Play

 Drawing practice using the book '20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 other awesome animals' by Julia Kuo for ideas. I then used a few of the penguins to add to the photo taken at Low Force, Tees Valley.

Friday 15 February 2019

Birds and Mushroom Sketch

This is an ink drawing I did recently in one of my larger sketchbooks [16"x 11"]

I altered the threshold in photoshop on the picture above to make the lines a bit clearer.

I'm joining in with Paint Party Friday

Thursday 14 February 2019

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Frogs and Whales

Drawing practice with ideas from the book '20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 other awesome animals' by Julia Kuo.

Friday 8 February 2019

Elliot's Monster Toy

This is Elliot's monster with spiky bits on the ears and three legs. I made him from calico, the orange lines are heat transfer vinyl. I machine stitched around the edges. So it wouldn't fray I painted the edges with PVA and also painted the legs and ears to make them stiff. Then stuffed him.

Below is Elliot's original drawing, I tidied it up a little and cut it from vinyl on a digital cutter
I did have a go at altering it even more but I like the cuteness of the original drawing so decided to do the toy from that.

He also had a go at writing his name so I put that on the back with the date.
I'm probably a biased Grandma but I think he does very good drawings for a three year old [just 3 in December]

Others pictures, this one is his dad
This one is a self portrait with belly button
And this one is of me, his Grandad and his mum