Freshly Fallen Snow

Freshly Fallen Snow

“Freshly Fallen Snow”

Sketching out ideas on brown paper… I had an image in my mind of a large fringed shawl trailing through the snow, a girl in her night dress lead into the darkness. She is changed, her encounter leaving marks like impressions in the freshly fallen snow.


Nude Life Drawing with KerryX

From the nude life drawing session at Covert Character with the graceful and curvaceous KerryX. It has been a long time since I’ve done a traditional life drawing class and it was a nice change from the themed/character life drawing.  I think the contrast of her classical looks but extensive tattoos was really interesting and beautiful.

Alien Xenomorph Plush Toy

My custom designed small but scary Alien Xenomorph plush.
This tiny terror stands at a compact 8 inches (approx) tall made from soft black fleece with grey embroidered jersey insert details.
Other details to the design include black felt back and tail spikes, back tubes and a white felt teeth.
Crafted from my own unique pattern from my own concept.

*Fun Fact: All of the domain names for “Beautiful Monsters” were held but not used by the studio that made Aliens when I first started my website which is why it is call “My Beautiful Monsters”.

 


Lupin the 3rd Sketch

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I’m a big fan of Lupin the 3rd (Lupin III) and I just finished watching the latest series (The Italian Game) and wanted to try sketching with a brush pen. I think I either need a finer brush pen or to make my sketches larger. But I like the idea so I might try making this as a finished painting.

 


Unexpected Models at Cover Characters Life Drawing

At the last life drawing class something unexpected happened – Our life model failed to arrive. In my many years of taking life drawing classes I have never had this happen.

But rather than cancel, my brave and beautiful friends stepped in to model! As a warm up (and to wait for the model to hopefully arrive) the class drew each other around the room. I attempted to sketch my best friend, Nicole, as she drew me but with us both talking and moving around it was more challenging then expected.

Then my friend Tara volunteered to do short poses for the class (clothed).

By this stage it was clear that the scheduled model was not going to make it to the class, our lovely host Cindy took it upon herself to model for us all.

Thank you my friends, you all were fantastic!

 

 

 

 


Werewolf Dipper Pines Plush Toy

I forgot to share this plushie commission from a few months back – Werewolf Dipper Pines.

He joined his sister, the Unicorn Mable Pines plush in his new home in May.

Inspired by the Gravity Falls character Dipper Pines this is a custom designed werewolf plush.

The completed plush stands roughly 6 inches tall (8-10 inches long to including his tail).

The plush includes the characters birthmark, hand-embroidered on his forehead under his hair.

He has machine embroidered appliqué eyes and felt claws.

Made from dark brown Minky fleece he is small but cuddly.

 

 


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.


Josephine Baker Inspired Life Drawing at Covert Characters

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Our last session of life drawing at Covert Characters had the lovely Annaleigh, as Josephine Baker in her iconic banana skirt, striking some of her famous poses. Beautiful, jazzy and fun!

Looking forward to going to tonight’s session 😀

 


Fairytale Portrait – Snow White

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Fairytale Portrait – Snow White – inspired by the theory that Grimm’s Fairy Tale is based on the life of  Margaretha von Waldeck, a German countess.

I liked the idea of her as real girl, in her own time and dress. And her story has then been woven into a tale that is still being retold today.

 


Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Sketch

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I read to today that it is the 3oth Anniversary of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth <3

It is one of a kind and is possibly the films that has influenced me the most. To celebrate, not only the film, but the amazing people that made it so magical, a did a quick sketch from the ballroom scene.

Castell XF 0.7 mechanical pencil and white colored pencil on brown paper -approx. 40min


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