Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fiddling about with patterns ..

Fiddling about with some more pattern making this afternoon.  The first drawing is the original and the second one is a scanned image of the first with a bit more pattern added.  Not sure if it's a good idea to add that pattern at the top .. but I do like those little dots :)  Graphite on cartridge paper approx 6" x 8"

Monday, February 21, 2011

A hard day at the office ..

Could I get to use my computer this morning! .. not a chance .. until nap time was over.  lol  Here is Tom with his head comfortably resting on the mouse.  Which makes a change from his usual encounters with mice (the furry kind).

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Warrior Princess ..

It seemed like a perfect evening to be experimenting with frottage again.  Just felt like messing about and experimenting ... so this is what emerged .. ha!  Is there such a thing as collage frottage?  Well there is now! .. Some of these bits .. (the circles) are frottage that has been cut out and stuck on.  I just could not help myself .. I liked those circle shapes and fiddled about deciding where to put them .. so here they are .. Approx. 10 inches x 7 inches .. on Como paper which is a heavy duty drawing paper.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Graphite scribble ..


Today I found some long lost graphite sticks hiding away in a chocolate box .. so I decided to mess about with them.  This is a quick sketch where I tried out some frottage on the dress.  Didn't work too well but later I found another stick that worked really well ... so might do some more fiddling with these.  Please excuse the crooked eyes :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Quick pastel sketch

This is a quick pastel sketch created this evening from a reference photo and altered a bit.  I've been a bit slow with my blog lately .. it's been sooo hot but today we had a cool change .. ahhh! lovely!