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.


Neverwhere – Hunter Character Sketch

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For fun today I thought I would sketch Hunter from Neil Gaiman’s novel Neverwhere dressed in her battle trophies. I have never watch the TV series but I really enjoyed the book.

Pencil drawing over watercolor wash.


Strip Strip Hooray – Melbourne

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This weekend I got to cross “See Dita Perform” off my life to-do list! Strip Strip Hooray returned to Melbourne for 2 encore shows after the first sold out within hours and I wasn’t going to miss my chance!

All of the performers were incredible and EVERYTHING sparkled! Dita’s iconic performances are iconic for good reason. She is impossibly graceful and precise yet genuinely seemed to enjoy herself.  Did I mention that everything was sparkly – breathtakingly, dazzlingly sparkly.

The opening act was her Martini Glass routine and the crowd was instantly mesmerised. When she splashed it looked like diamonds falling in slow motion. This small (14x19cm) painting is my attempt to capture that.

Watercolor & Gouache

 


Month of Love – Fantasy: Fern Heart

Fern Heart

Month of Love: Fantasy

“Fern Heart”

“The Oldest of all, the Queen of the Forest hid her heart

Under lock and blade, By frond and key”

From a very rough thumbnail this painting, along with her story developed very quickly. I found inking the tiny plant details very soothing.

 


Month of Love – Weapons: Eros, God of Love

Month of Love- Weapons :Eros, God of Love

Month of Love Challenge : Weapons

“Love is war: choose your Weapon.”

Eros, the winged Greek god of love, desire, embodies sexual power. Armed with golden bow and arrows he interferes with the lives of gods and mortals.


Month of Love – Heros : Princess Mononoke

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Joining in the “Month of Love” February weekly art challenges this year – Just scraping in to this weeks challenge “Heroes, Protagonists and Idols”.

To Hayao Miyazaki – one of my real life heros.

For my grandfather who I watched Princess Mononoke with for the 1st time as a child. He pretended not to be interested but sat and watched the whole thing.

And San as a great hero herself – strong, protective and loving.


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