Saturday, 28 August 2010


I love drawing model-poses :)

Portugal Holiday Sketches '10

Some life drawing sketches from my recent holiday in Portugal.
Hot hot weather! Beautiful towns, scenery, climate, people. It was a fantastic holiday. I hardly made enough time to capyure it on paper though...*kicks self*

The first sketch page was drawn from memory after a day in the town of Portimao.

These next set of sketches were done at Marihna Beach. (I dragged myself and my family down to there so I could actually get some life drawing done!) It was brilliant. I'd forgotten how much I love life drawing. And of course, a beach is a life-drawer's paradise. It was such fun.

I also got my dad to do some life drawing too! He hasn't drawn since his O-levels he says, but I think he did EXTREMEMLY well for a first-timer!!! I've put them together, don't you think they're fabulous?!? I'm going to try and force my dad to take life drawing classes :)

What do you think!?

London Aquarium Visit - June '10

These sketches were from June this year. I just never got round to cleaning them up and posting them! Only a few. I regret not writing down every (fish)'s name.

I may go back and use a few Copic markers to colour them briefly in places so they're clearer. If/when I do, I'll re-post.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

"It's Got to be Funny!" - Breakfast In Bed

My third piece for the Roald Dahl staff-art exhibition! (Full details in the "It's Got to be Funny - Pick Your Own" post)

I doodled this sketch really quickly (but have forgotten to scan it D: ) and quite liked it. Had a nightmare drawing the cat. I don't have any pets and I really don't draw animals enough :P *mental note: MUST draw more animals!!!*

Little sister and brother making breakfast for their parents. Making a mess while doing so. Obviously :)

Unconsciously made the boy look a little bit like Sosuke from Ponyo! :P

Monday, 2 August 2010

"It's Got to be Funny" - Like Father, Like Son

This is my second piece for the exhibition I'll be showing some work in later this month! (Details in my previous post)

After initially thinking of the idea, I had to design some "father and sons", as I don't usually draw men very much. This was really fun though.

I liked the guy with the beard the most, so I then designed some clothes for both the son and father to be wearing. I wanted them to be dressed casually. Also: the sofa is based on my sofa at home :P

And this is the final illustration! Done with a Pilot brown 0.4 fineliner and Copic Marker pens.

The father's eyes in the last panel will be fixed. An error occured, I will fix it soon!

"It's Got to be Funny!" - Pick Your Own

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in the UK --> is holding a small exhibition showcasing its staff members' work.
As I used to work there, I was contacted by a colleugue who remembered my drawings! I agreed to do it, so here's my first piece for the show!

The title of the exhibition is "It's Got To Be Funny" (in keeping with one of Roald Dahl's old sayings) :)

I live in the next village to where the museum is situated. In my village there is a relatively big farm which, every summer, opens its gates and lets people come and pick fruit and vegetables. (I actually went a few weeks ago to pick strawberries myself - They are AMAZING)

Strawberries are always the most popular fruit to pick :D When I was there, I noticed a lot of children picking the fruit and eating it straight away which made me chuckle :)

So here, the children have all finished picking their strawberries, but having eaten them on the way round, have hardly any strawberries to declare/pay for at the end :D

First, here's the rough layout sketch:

And here's the finished piece! Done with Copic markers and brown Pilot 0.4 fineliner.

I may make prints of this if it proves popular! All pieces will be for sale in the gallery, I hope it sells! :P

If anybody's in the area, do come by and have a look!

It's only a small gallery but there'll be a lot of excellent work on show!! I can't wait! :D (I'll be taking photos of my work on the walls there and then probably uploading them here) :D :D :D

Can you spot a special someone in the picture? :)