This week Illustration Friday has a theme of beards. This is an illustration for Melody that I am working on. The bearded
character is Jeremy the tree Wizard.
Last week when I was in Wellington, the nearest city I splurged on a lot of art materials – papers, pens, paints etc. The item I was most excited about was the journal I brought. I had one like last year, it was lovely to work in, the paper is 150gm so you can really be rough with it. It doesnt warp and bubble. The local shops said they dont make it anymore, which I found out was a lie the shop in Wellingtonsaid it is still made. Any way I brought 5. (Luckily they were cheap!
Today I did my first journal page in it. I decided to follow the prompt I found on Heidi Illustrates where Catherine Constance was interviewed. She is one of my favourite illustrators. When she is stuck she draws a circle. So I cut two circles from my stash of watercolour splashes and hey presto.
Today I am going to link to Manon’s Paper Saturdays
At the moment I am working on a story that I have written abut a little fairy called Melody who wants to find out where her family is and why she is so different from all the others.
Here are two illustrations that I have already completed.
The first is Amber, a young dragon that offers to take Melody to The Singing Valley.
The second is Melody’s mother greeting her and her friends when they arrive at the Valley.
I am currently working on this picture of Melody and her friends, Gavin the snake,Harvey the winged cat, and Toby the talking owl (not in the picture yet) flying over the Red Mountains on Amber’s back.
Conny at Mix it Monthly has the theme of head peice for January. When I was young I was fascinated by my mother’s hair, she would tease it up until it looked like a bird’s nest, I was always expecting a bird to fly out of it!