Studying for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art....a wonderful place with lovely people!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Horses in the snow

Silly stuff still hasn't gone yet!

Poor Tia was sadly put down...miss her big shadow at the window looking for carrots! Tutors have been encouraging me to use inks again so had a go...horses in the snow near my mum's garden.

Weather permitting, at Pam's suggestion off to a children's farm tomorrow!

Christmas Shopping

In persuit of line plus tone plus colour...(!!!), had another go at drawing in Stamford.

Forgot to post about the wonderful lecture we had by the Children's Laureate Anthony Browne on the last day of term...(how did I forget to do that!!!) Fantastic lecture..particularly fascinating when he talked about the symbolism in his illustrations.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Coloured sheep

After the crit' on Wednesday, I decided to add colour to the sheep so that the light and tone were stronger. Much prefer the picture now.

Spent my free time doing my essay this week but hoping to get more pictures done next week. The children's farm is not looking a good idea for is awful!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Henry Moore and the ballpoint pen

Had a few false starts this week as it has been so cold! After an hour standing and drawing in Stamford market, I never thought I would be warm again!Not a very good drawing to show for it either...and given up drawing in my just can't see enough!

Found a super book in the uni library which made me chuckle! Henry Moore's Sheep sketchbook ....a sketchbook full of sheep!Some have been drawn in biro...thought I'd have a go and finally came up with something worthy of adding to my blog. All the ewes are in the sheds sheltering from the snow so a unique opportunity to draw them up close.