This started from an idea in my head but wouldn't have been possible without the awesome senshistock reference photo. I really enjoyed inventing the girl's tattoos and I think I was pretty successful at getting the perspective right! (Image description: A pencil sketch of a girl in shorts and a bikini top sunbathing on a … Continue reading Sketch Friday: Girl on a Picnic Blanket
(goodreads) I am a big fan of Holly Black's work, especially her Curseworkers series. It took me a while to finally get around to reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, but I knew I'd enjoy it. It is typical Holly Black fare: gothic and creepy, centred on a reckless protagonist, and with the fantastic beautifully … Continue reading Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
I think this could be a good candidate for more experimenting with ink, but for now here it is in pencil: a sketch of an aerial silks artist doing an inversion. Can you tell I've been enjoying my aerial silks classes? Can't do this pose myself yet, but one day!
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson (goodreads) THIS. BOOK. I'm just going to go right ahead and give this 10/10. I don't usually use the highlight function on the kindle reader, but every line of Winterson's beautifully crafted prose is just begging to be mulled over, quoted, and treasured. Her … Continue reading Book Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal By Jeanette Winterson
This week I have something in colour! I have been experimenting with watercolour, this is a painting inspired by the landscapes (and paintings) I saw in Tuscany over the summer, when I was staying near Montepulciano. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. Hope you like it!
This episode is all about Elizabeth's coronation, which made for great interpersonal drama between Elizabeth and Philip, interesting facts about the logistics of coronations, and of course, the magnificent visuals of the ceremony itself. As in the third episode, this episode opens with a flashback that sets the theme of the episode as a whole: … Continue reading The Crown Episode 5 Review
Did this sketch sitting in a museum in Siena. I always enjoy museums and art galleries more when I stop to sketch something! Statues like these are my favourite because it's almost like life drawing practice without the awkwardness of asking someone to sit still for half an hour whilst you draw.