So it’s been pretty quiet around here recently *tumble weed slowly drifts on by*. My personal life has pretty much taken hold of the driver’s seat for the past few months as a lot has been going on. First off we are in the process of buying a house! Eek, exciting times but a lot of paperwork and running around. On top of that we have been trying to spend time as a family so there’s been a lot of travelling back and forth between England and Wales.
I have done some work in this period though, as I was commissioned to create an A1 sized cat portrait. It was a bit different to what I usually do as it was in colour and in soft pastels! I loved the challenge and it was great fun working in a different medium. So here it is. The final piece. I was very happy to find that the customer was very happy with the portrait which is what I aim to achieve, customer satisfaction!
So, the other night I decided to do some late night drawing, I looked through my collection of people I would like to draw and randomly selected this one. I really enjoyed drawing Jennifer Aniston especially this picture. I think it captures her personality really well as she’s an easy-going, fun-loving kind of gal (well that’s what the magazines make out anyway).
I found this challenging to draw because of the different facial expression, usually my portraits the people are either quite stoic or smiling. It felt great to push my boundaries a little and find that it works.
As you may recall from a post a few weeks ago (A Busy Bee), I have been working on some fashion illustrations as my half of a collaboration and well, it’s nice to say that I’ve finally finished my half of the project! Here they are:
Well it’s one week into 2012 and so far my resolutions/goals are going strong! At first I was a bit daunted as to where to begin all of these ideas, projects, hobbies… So after talking to a friend of mine we decided that first I should finish all the unfinished projects of 2011! Finish the old to start the new.
So this weekend has all been about getting through my part of a collaboration with Rosanna Geissler, we’d agreed on a theme and what we were going to do months ago but both leading busy lives the project I must admit just stopped. So I had 6 illustrations I wanted to create to send off to Rosanna to do her thing. This weekend I managed to complete 4 / 6! Which I am pretty impressed with as I’m a slow worker. Here’s a look at what I’ve done so far…
If I’m completely honest, I love the outcome (and if you know me at all, you will know I don’t usually like my work). It’s been really fun to do something a bit different. I have always admired fashion illustration and I think this is a step in the right direction. Just another 2 more to go and my half of the collaboration is complete. I’m looking forward to seeing the final piece!
P.s. On another note.. I have taken the first step on another of my New Years Resolutions – and I have bought a quilting magazine! I know you could learn off the internet for free but maybe if I pay for the magazine it will be more incentive for me to do it, so I haven’t wasted my money. It’s one of those ‘Make a Piece ever week’ kind of magazines, so I will let you know how that turns out!