“Mermay” Eel Mermaid Sketch

I didn’t want to May to finish before I did at least one #mermay drawing! This is a blue color pencil and pen sketch of eel like mermaid concept that might feature in the comic I’ve started.

I think I still need to refine the character more working on the balance of alluring but frightening.


Pair of Red & Gold Wedding Lion Dance Plush Toys

I was honoured to be asked to create a pair of Lion Dance plushies for a friend’s sister’s wedding. I am particularly proud of these toys, not only because I think they turned out really well but because I had only a week to make them both!

Made in lucky red and gold they are approx. 20cm long based on my existing pattern but with extra large heads to make them more “chibi”.
Like the previous lions they have silver faux leather mirrors on their foreheads and red felt “fringe” embroidered on the body and legs.
For these plushies I included extra pom pom details to the nose and head. The feet have been re-enforced with plasticard for balance and stability.

The plush lions were presented to the bride and groom in a very special lion dance performance.


Greek Mythology Life Drawing Session

Thank you to all of you that joined me for my first class teaching life drawing for the year! Our fantastic model, John, took inspiration from classical statues for the night’s poses. It was truly lovely to hear that my tips on drawing proportion and observation helped. I was very impressed with the quality of everyone’s drawings that evening.

I will announce when I will be hosting my next class soon.


Chinese New Year Little Red Lion Plush

Happy Chinese New Year! Here is a little red Lion Dance plush I was commissioned to make last year that I never shared 🙂

The pattern was based on the previous Lions that I made only smaller. The plush is roughly 20cm long made from high quality fleece with felt details and embroidery.

The commissioner requested that the family name on the belly (not shown).
The name is machine cut from professional quality vinyl (vivid flex heat transfer vinyl) in black on white jersey material.

Other elements of the designs include:
– Silver faux leather Mirror on the forehead
– Pom pom nose details
– Plasticard re-enforced feet for balance and stability
– Black felt “fringe” on the body and legs.

 


Beautiful Monsters Watercolors – Werewolf

Two dear friends (thank you Ellen and Dave) have encouraged me to start up my “Beautiful Monsters” watercolor series again after abandoning it a few years ago. I had planned out the paintings but never saw them through. The concept for “Werewolf” made an appearance in my Inktober sketches this year.

And now the completed painting joins “Vampire” and “Siren”. I have two other monsters from my initial sketches that I hope will be realized soon.

Grumbacher watercolors, micron pen on 300gm fine grain cold pressed.


Bonus Inktober 2016 Time lapse Video !

Bonus Inktober 2016 Time lapse Video!

I wasn’t able to get this video posted before the end of Oct but I thought I would still share it. Learning from my first video – the camera is moved to my left side so the drawing isn’t covered by my hand and I’ve tried to have more light. Nearly all of my inktober drawing were done after I finished everything else for the day meaning they were done often late into the night.

The video has been sped up 16x to show a little over half and hour of inking. My tools for all of my inktober drawings-Castell XF 0.7 mechanical pencil, Mircon pens on toned paper and A3 LED light pad.

I hope to share more process videos in the future and perhaps some tutorials as well.

 


Inktober Day 18 – Selkie

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#inktober2016 Day 18 – Selkie

Maiden of the sea wrapped in her seal skin can finally return to her home.

 


Inktober Day 11 – Sphinx

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#inktober2016 Day 11 – Sphinx

Lady Lioness lounges in a lush land.

 


Inktober Day 10 – Pegasus

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#inktober2016 Day 10 – Pegasus

Great thundering flying horse of Olympus!


Inktober Day 4 – Satyr

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#inktober2016 Day 4 – Satyr

Drunken goatman musician of ancient Greece.

Brace yourselves for more mythical creature abs coming your way tomorrow.

 


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