Monday, 7 January 2013

Sketch of Brooklyn the cat

Today was my first day back at work after the holidays.  Even though I feel exhausted I have managed to finish the sketch I started last night and ran out of time to finish!  Putting pencil to paper always makes me feel better.  Today's sketch is of a cat called Brooklyn who is part of my next commission.  I thought I'd do a sketch to get a feel for him.  I have done it in watercolours and coloured pencils and it's only the second time I've tried mixing the two together and I have to say I love it!  Still need to practise with layering the pencil over the watercolour though as I couldn't get many layers!  I'm also very excited about this commission as it's one of three beautiful cats and as they all have names associated with New York it's to have a New York theme!  Can't wait to get started, then hopefully I can post how it's getting on!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

My new blog!

After thinking about it for the last few days (and looking at a whole load of other blogs!) I decided to bite the bullet and set up my own.  I have managed to set up some of the basics but there is still plenty to do to get it how I want!  I am looking forward to having somewhere to post about my artwork, what I'm creating as well as all the wonderful things I keep finding out about coloured pencils, wildlife art and a whole host of other things!

A Happy New Year to everyone :-)