Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cinderella up a tree

This is an image I did a few months ago for the Grimm's version of Cinderella in which the ball lasts 3 nights and Cinderella receives a more beautiful dress each night (hear the dress is based on a 1920's gown). It also added the problem of her escaping the prince each night in various ways and on the second, she climbs a pear tree. The prince orders the tree to be cut down in order to reach his princess but she had escaped by climbing down the other side while they weren't looking. (Also this version features the ugly step sisters cutting off their toes and ankles in order to fit the shoe but are found out due to the visible blood)

Monday, 1 October 2012

The trials of drawing

In my own space today, a drawing of my desk. I really like the outcome of this image. Normally I tend to draw really fast so as to capture it with better proportions but I have been slowly pushing myself to draw more detailed things and taking the time to get as much in as possible. Somehow the proportions didn't go out of control... 

I'm sorry this image came out so muddy, I neglected to listen to that little voice in my head that told me this paper was not at all suited to watercolours nor did I listen to it when it suggested I scan the image before applying the colour. Evidently, I struggled with it. It also seems that I do indeed need to draw feet more as these were quite bothersome.
Autumn is definitely here but I still hope for a few more warm days despite the odds... and I wouldn't mind to have that dress... though less muddy please.