Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Horn lady

The past few days I've been trying to develop a new technique involving paint.
I had some successes and some failures.
I still can't blend acrylic as smoothly as I would like to.

All this playing around on little bits of paper is fun and making my desk a mess, but it's not really improving my art.

So I needed to draw something!

And here is what I've been working on today.....

It's an image that just kinda popped out of my head when I was doodling in bed, with my natural history book open :)

Hope you like!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

To Become Better

Today is my first day of trying to better myself as an artist. I did try and start yesterday but the images turned out poor and I just wasn't feeling it.

I wanted to draw left, and my hand drew right, it was just one of those days!

So today I woke up nice and early, and I thought I'd start back to basics.

Drawing skulls.
I found some awesome free reference photos and sat and drew them all day today.

Below is my first drawing of the day, also my first skull drawing. It was pretty poor.

This is my last drawing of the day it's of the same skull. I'm pleased with the improvement I made today :)

Hope I can keep this up

Toodles x

Monday, 28 January 2013

Whales and Wales

So I've recently moved house to Wales.

Its been good, it was pretty much the only place in the UK that it didn't snow, no building snowmen for me :(
So for the past few days it has been raining non stop!

And the weather isn't nice warm rain like in the Med, its horrid windy rain that blows your umbrella inside out and the hood off your head.

So here is my illustration of it raining whales, or sky whales.

Different from my other stuff more simplistic and children's booky :)

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Brave Illustration

Hay everyone!

The past few months have been really hectic, from peter breaking his arms to moving house.

Finally I've gotten all settled in, and a lovely desk set up. :)

I'm not one of those lucky people that can work anywhere, I like having my space and desk with me in the centre surrounded with all my arty things.

So I drew an image of Merida and Mom bear from Brave. I really love that film,  it has to be one of my fave Pixar films.

Here are some work in progress shots
I tend to post these more on my instagram profile for convenience, if you have instagram check me out, my username is Ellenstration.

Now for the art work!!!

My finished work done with mixed media.
Taken on my phone so sorry about the quality, I can't get the hang of photographing my work.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Girl a day

Here is another girl, still trying to better myself as an artist.
Hope you like this quick doodle xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Been awhile

It's been awhile since I've properly sat down and drew something.

The other day I got myself a hair magazine, no I'm not getting a hair cut. Though I could do with one. :)
I'm going to use it to draw from and get better at drawing faces and hair yay!

Here is a quick little doodle I did today, I haven't drawn in so long! I was so rusty my hand would not draw the line I wanted! Grr