Friday 24 April 2009

Virtual sketch Date April Challenge

Here is my drawing for the April challenge for the Virtual Sketch Date. It is the beautiful photograph taken by Jeanette Jobson of a Rhododendron bud.
I sketched it out last night and today completed the drawing by using black ink pens.
I have enjoyed doing this challenge, loved the shapes in the bud and the leaves. A good subject for me. I completely missed even seeing the March challenge!
I do like this group as we all start from the same image and yet everyone ends up with their own individual picture. So I am off to see all the others now,
see here

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Blue leaf

I have been trying my hand at painting. I bought some canvas boards for acrylic paint. The leaf was a pencil drawing in my sketch book, which I did a while ago. I decided to use blues, mixed with white, green, yellow and a brown. It was painted to try out the board and something unusual for me to paint the background.
I quite like the finished result, a bit of fun as the colours are straight out of my head.

Wednesday 8 April 2009

My Moo Cards

I have been seeing Moo cards on other peoples blogs and so I thought I would have a go. It took me so long uploading the images and then messing around with finding the right images to print. I am not the greatest on the computer, so things take me ages to do, that is why my blog is so simple in its layout.
Well I was quite excited when the moo cards arrived. I couldn't believe how small they were. After playing around for a while here is a little arrangement of most of the cards. I think the fish worked really well and the dragonfly and peacock feather. I do have some rejects, it was fun seeing some of my drawings as tiny Moo cards. Whats the verdict? Press picture for close up.