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Tattoo Commission

tattoo commission artwork

Finished tattoo design (commission). Large watermark through this since it was custom designed for a client. This is a mix of digital and traditional drawing.

Laissez les bons temps rouler is a Cajun French phrase, mainly used in Louisiana, meaning let the good times roll. 

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World Pangolin Day

artwork pangolin

 

Watercolour and pen sketch in sketchbook.

Today is World Pangolin Day.

Unfortunately the world’s only scaly mammal is highly endangered. Today aims to bring about information, awareness about poaching and conservation efforts.

Learn more about Pangolins here and Pangolin conservation here.

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Illustration Friday – Hat

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Illustration Friday- Hat

My submission for this week’s Illustration Friday topic Hat.

Watercolour and ink pen on paper.

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New Artwork- In the Hollow of Your Hand

artwork in the hollow of your hand

In the Hollow Of Your Hand

Watercolour, acrylic ink and text on paper, 14.6 x 19cm.

This is a little fun piece that was inspired by Amarante’s new single In The Hollow Of Your Hand. I decided to include a couple of lyrics from the song in the artwork.

You can listen to the single here on Soundcloud.

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Check out the band on:

Soundcloud | Bandcamp | Twitter | Youtube

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Illustration Friday- Smart

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Illustration Friday- Smart

My submission for this week’s Illustration Friday topic Smart.

This is a relatively small piece- watercolour, pen and ink on paper, 8.2 x10.8 cm

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Sketchbook Cameo

artwork raven cameo

Quick raven cameo piece- mixed media sketchbook page.
Might revisit this idea later.

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Tributes

davidbowie art

 

alanrickman art

 

Decided to create a couple of tribute paintings this weekend. Terribly sad that this week has both David Bowie and Alan Rickman have passed away, both greats that were inspirational for many art forms.

As you can see I chose to paint Bowie’s Aladdin Sane/Ziggy Stardust and Alan Rickman as Alexander Dane/ Dr. Lazarus (from Galaxy Quest- one of my favourites)

Both pieces are watercolour, acrylic ink and ink pen on paper.

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International Postcard Show 2016

postcard sightseeing

postcard together

1] Sightseeing, mixed media postcard, 6 x 4 inches

2] Together, mixed media postcard, 6 x 4 inches

Two postcards I sent off to Nottingham for Surface Gallery’s International Postcard Show. Both postcards have a base of paper ephemera- a mixture of train tickets and car park ticket stubs with acrylic ink, watercolour and ink pens. Together has found vintage anatomy images- the heart in the middle has also been cut apart and hand stitched together with black thread.

Will be nice to start off this year with an exhibition with artists from around the world.

 

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Illustration Friday- Punch

illustration friday punch

A little late posting this one.

This/last week’s Illustration Friday topic Punch.

Acrylic paint, ink, ink pens on Moleskine page


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New Artwork- Like Fire

artwork like fire

Like Fire– many layers of acrylic ink, watercolour, ink pen on paper.

This piece is inspired by the poem Like Fire by thephilosophersotherstone on Tumblr:

like fire

autumn paints the leaves
in memories of blazing sun

darkening trees shrouded
in red, gold, and rust

tiny solar flares dance
among branches and limbs

as the cycles of life
calm down all around us

through darkening days
and chilling nights

lights play in our hearts
calling echoes of summer

Link to the poem.

I definitely recommend checking out his other wonderful writing.

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