Friday, 29 November 2013

November Collective Challenge

The fight between Durga and the Buffalo Demon.
Done with inks and bleach on watercolour paper. The most difficult part of this image was trying to make the arms look anatomically correct… it didn’t quite work how I would have liked. Nevertheless, this challenge was really enjoyable and I would probably try it again some time in the future.
Please view the blog of After The Fairytale Collective for work by Merle Hunt, Rachel Rawlings, and past challenges.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Such Beautiful Cards!

I was so excited to receive these cards in the post, ordered from Merle Hunt's Website. They are of such beautiful quality and the images are gorgeous. Therefore, I think that these here three cards will be going to some very wonderful people.

Have a look through Merle Hunt's Website for more of her card designs and to view her stunning artwork.

Children's Christmas Party

If you live in Plymouth in the area of Ford Hill and you have children up to 7 years of age, why not come along and for some art and craft and fun. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Life After University: Free to draw

It has been over a year since I graduated from Plymouth University. While reflecting on the time that has passed, I realised that some unexpected things have changed. What better way to delve into my psyche than to share with the world a few wisdoms and sorrows found along the way. They won't be true for everyone, so be warned.

To start off, a positive thought is necessary so here it is.

While enjoying life as a student in University, collage, or art school, art can be a little stressful from time to time. There are looming deadlines and everything produced has to show great development and to be nothing short of a masterpiece. Some are familiar with the pain that comes with giving birth to a good idea and with the blood and sweat that goes into artwork. Then there's always the banging of heads on desks, hoping that some dislodged brain cells might spark something new and unexpected.

After graduating, suddenly there is freedom. Apart from having to go out there and find a 'real' job, drawing can become more relaxed. You are free to draw what you want, how you want, and when you want. Best of all, you choose who you work for/with. So even though there are still deadlines and you continue to push yourself to learn and to keep to a high standard, you no longer have someone looming over your shoulder. Finally you can stop straining to please 'them' and begin to please yourself. Finally, art can be fun again.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

2x12 Hour Comic Part 2

I have completed my 24 hour comic!!! It feels good, after a long day, to see so many drawings. I am exhausted and desperate for another cup of tea, but there's nothing like one of these to make you feel like you've accomplished a great deal. I didn't have time to colour these pages so some time in the future the coloured versions will be available to all you impatient people.
I hope you enjoy my whimsical little comic and that when it is your birthday, you have a friend as good as that. See you next time my lovelies.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

2x12 Hour Comic Part 1

As I bet you all wonder what I do with myself everyday, here is a peak to today: There is a 2x12 Comic even happening at the Museum (run by the Illustration Course from Plymouth University) and I was not lucky enough to be selected as one of the artists and had already taken the days off, I thought I might as well do my own comic at home. I started 4 hours late due to doing the washing up (see, a very good excuse) and so I didn't finish colouring them not did I have time for references but here are the first 12 pages. More to follow tomorrow. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, 1 November 2013

22 Panels Comic Art Show

David Hooper and I had a lovely time at 22 Panels in Falmouth. We had the chance to talk with quite a few of the artists present and enjoyed doodling all day. If anyone is looking for David's comic, please get in contact with him via his blog. Below are my two sketches from the day. :)

October Collective Challenge

The October Challenges are up on After The Fairytale Collective!!!! This month's theme was Masks, a fitting subject for today's Halloween. Go visit the blog and see the drawings by