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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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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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Inktober/Drawlloween 2015 #30 #31

inktober 30 spider

inktober 31 dragon

[Note– I completely forgot to post this last Inktober update on this blog- it was posted in October on other various social media/blogs]

 

Inktober and Drawlloween days 30 and 31– Spider, Dragon

My last two Inktober drawings for this year.

Both pieces are inked with a Letraset fineliner, Daler Rowney acrylic ink and a water spray bottle in my A6 sketchbook.

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Inktober/Drawlloween 2015 #29

inktober 29 scarecrow

Inktober and Drawlloween day 28- Scarecrow

A scratchy, inky scarecrow scene for today’s drawing.

This piece is inked with Pilot V5 ink fineliner, Daler Rowney acrylic ink and small detail brushes in my A6 sketchbook.

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Inktober/Drawlloween 2015 #28

inktober 28 black cat

Inktober and Drawlloween day 28- Black Cat.

A little black cat and friendly spider silhouette for today’s drawing. I’m really liking watering down and layering ink recently.

Uni Pin pigment ink liners and Daler Rowney acrylic inks in my A6 sketchbook

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Inktober/Drawlloween 2015 #27

inktober 27 witch

Inktober and Drawlloween day 27– Witch

Witch Hazel and Kiki (and Jiji of course) riding their broomsticks by each other. I couldn’t decide on which character to draw so I ended up drawing both of them together.

I’m not sure if I’m happy with the sea in this piece- I started using an India ink brush pen and then realised that it didn’t really give the effect that I wanted. I did scan in the line art before adding the ink so I may create another piece with it, maybe something mixed media next time.

The landscape below was done entirely with different layers of ink and a tiny brush.

Uni Pin pigment ink liner, Faber Castell grey brush pen, Daler Rowney acrylic inks on A5 250 gsm paper.

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Inktober/Drawlloween 2015 #26

inktober 26 rat

Inktober and Drawlloween day 26– Rat

Another small drawing, I decided to draw a rat silhouette on one of the small ink cards I created a couple of months ago. I have three left to decide what to do with.

You can still see some of my pencil lines as this type of card did not agree with the eraser that I have.

This piece is inked with Daler Rowney acrylic ink, brushes and a Uni Pin pigment ink liner.

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Inktober/Drawlloween 2015 #25

inktober 25 mummy

Inktober and Drawlloween day 25- Mummy

This is quite a small drawing on an equally small rectangle of watercolour paper.

I definitely wanted texture in this piece so I tried to keep my brushes as dry as possible.

This piece is inked with Daler Rowney acrylic ink and small detail brushes.

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Inktober/Drawlloween 2015 #24

inktober 24 skeleton

Inktober and Drawlloween day 24- Skeleton

I had some bits of left over wrapping paper that I wanted to use in this piece. The paper itself is kraft brown paper with metallic purple dots from Paperchase. As I scanned this in, the metallic purple hasn’t picked up well.

I may make a short clip showing it as I love the contrast of the purple against the monochrome drawing.

This piece is inked with Pilot V5 ink fineliner, Daler Rowney acrylic ink and small detail brushes.

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