Friday, 24 April 2009

Virtual sketch Date April Challenge

Here is my drawing for the April challenge for the Virtual Sketch Date. It is the beautiful photograph taken by Jeanette Jobson of a Rhododendron bud.
I sketched it out last night and today completed the drawing by using black ink pens.
I have enjoyed doing this challenge, loved the shapes in the bud and the leaves. A good subject for me. I completely missed even seeing the March challenge!
I do like this group as we all start from the same image and yet everyone ends up with their own individual picture. So I am off to see all the others now,
see here

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Blue leaf

I have been trying my hand at painting. I bought some canvas boards for acrylic paint. The leaf was a pencil drawing in my sketch book, which I did a while ago. I decided to use blues, mixed with white, green, yellow and a brown. It was painted to try out the board and something unusual for me to paint the background.
I quite like the finished result, a bit of fun as the colours are straight out of my head.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

My Moo Cards

I have been seeing Moo cards on other peoples blogs and so I thought I would have a go. It took me so long uploading the images and then messing around with finding the right images to print. I am not the greatest on the computer, so things take me ages to do, that is why my blog is so simple in its layout.
Well I was quite excited when the moo cards arrived. I couldn't believe how small they were. After playing around for a while here is a little arrangement of most of the cards. I think the fish worked really well and the dragonfly and peacock feather. I do have some rejects, it was fun seeing some of my drawings as tiny Moo cards. Whats the verdict? Press picture for close up.