I was writing the general storyline for a story book last week, when I had a flash of what I’d like one of the illustrations to look like. I’m quite eager to start painting it tonight, but I couldn’t wait to post something so here is the sketch.
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I have an affection for the multi-coloured tiles in my grandparents house. There is no particular pattern they follow. Just randomly placed. Maybe it’s the colours. Maybe it’s the time I’d spent sweeping and mopping them. But it’s probably the ties they hold to my mothers parents, who have both passed on.
So here, they make an appearance in a slightly embellished memory. Sadly the cat did not have a bow tie, nor was the cat grey, or I in a yellow dress or with such manly hands…that is all.
Here is something I’ve wanted to show for a while now! I couldn’t before as I hadn’t given it to the recipient yet, for fear she would see it on my blog and it would ruin the surprise. But she has it now and I can reveal all.
A little background. This was a gift. I wanted to do something original for a friend and as she likes watching anime/cartoons/animated shows I asked her to make a list. And believe me when I say it was lengthy. I picked a few then drew, painted and framed it. Twice. I was clumsy the first time and broke the original frame (which was smaller) and had to change up the layout COMPLETELY. Hence the somewhat unavoidable patchwork I’ve tried to hide as best I could.
How many of the characters can you name?
I finally got round to painting the birds from my last post! You can’t quite see the gold flecks in the adult bird in the pictures though *sigh*.
My mum made me laugh when she first saw them, she said they looked like fish *face palms*.
Anyhoo, here they are!
My David Attenborough moment in the garden. The wind was less than helpful.
It’s exactly a year since my last post *insert disapproving look*.
It has been an interesting year for me. I’ve been working hard, acquiring new skills and making things. I have lots planned for the year ahead and will be sharing it here on my blog.
First up we have a few character sketches I’m working on. They’re for a story idea I’ve been thinking about for the past couple of years. I will repost this once it’s finalised!