Commissioned Work – Pilchard

Pilchard – coloured pencil on paper

I completed another commissioned drawing today. This cat looks like a total badasss to me. The Godfather of cats! The Big Cheese. Mr Cat.

Pilchard

I’m really pleased with how this drawing has turned out and it was very nice to get my coloured pencils out again. It was hugely satisfying to use my new pencil sharpener too (thanks Mom). Those pencils were super sharp! I’m trying not to be too fussy with my work at the moment, which is the concept i embraced during my February painting project. I can really see how this will benefit my work in future. I’m working towards a realistic feel but one that isn’t too flat and lifeless. I want to see a bit of movement in the medium. I’m looking forward to embracing this idea more in my original work. Yay.

Painting #19 – February Challenge

This painting was Inspired by tonight’s soundtrack and song lyrics by the wonderful Raymond Weatherill AKA ‘Dirty Ray’ ( i hope you don’t mind Ray x x ) This one took 3 and a half hours. Ray’s Original lyrics are:

Put all your sins in a basket, far too heavy to hold, find the beauty in your sadness, when you’re alone. Taken from the  song ‘Old Man In Young Mans Shoes’.

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Dirty Ray – Big World For A Little Man.

Painting #16 – February Challenge

This one was quite an easy one to do. Whenever i think something will be harder and take longer, it usually ends up being the opposite. This one took 3 and a half hours. I haven’t decided on a title yet. Any suggestions?

bird-food

Soundtrack for this evening was Terry Pratchett’s Feet Of Clay on audio book.

Half Way through – February Challenge

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I’m just about half way through my February painting challenge now. It’s really great to see a new body of work building up in such a short space of time. Even though the paintings are random ideas without one particular theme running through them, they seem to sit nicely together when laid out together. People have been asking if i am going to exhibit the work, which has inspired me to look into putting on a show. February – 29 paintings in 29 days. Could be a goer 🙂