Friday, July 29, 2005

Illustration Friday - Ageing

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Maybe not a strict interpretation of the theme, but she is an old witch!

This is an embroidered portrait. I drew it first in pencil, then traced and transferred it to fabric and coloured it in with stitches. Some of it is padded, and the hat brim is added separately.

(I didn't have a model, I made her up!)

Here's a 'zoom out' view....

It was part of the design work building up to Doris, who can be found here:

and here, in closeup:

Friday, July 22, 2005

Illustration Friday - Tranquil

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This is a pastel pencil painting of my old bulldog. You can't get the 'full flavour' of him without the snoring and the smell. You had to own him to love him!

You can't get much more tranquil than a sleeping dog on a warm day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Illustration Friday - Karma

Here comes Maisie with something important to tell.......................................

......looks like Joe's weighing up the consequences of getting his own back!

What goes around comes around?

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Monday, July 11, 2005

Illustration Friday - Metropolitan

Two for One

Here's Ruby and Em, all shopped out at the Metro Centre, enjoying a good natter and a glass of pink lemonade.

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This is the working design for my entry to this month's Tie One On, over at Angry Chicken.

(Sorry, it seems that insert hyperlink doesn't work here anymore!?)

The challenge is to make an apron using the theme Pink Lemonade as inspiration. I'm planning to paint the design onto my fabric, so it needs to be very simple and flat. The glass of lemonade is to be added in relief after the paint is dry and outlined with stitching.

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Illustration Friday - Metropolitan

"Joe always has chocolate, and I would like metropolitan please"

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(Maisie is very girly and always wears a skirt or dress. When the weather is chilly, she just pops on a pair of trousers underneath!)

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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Illustration Friday - Sport - Have a Go Joe!

This is a quick colour pencil sketch of my grandson Joe.

And here's his sister Maisie, aiming for the finish line.

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