Rather than simple line drawings I've been trying to do some shading and more work with a brush.
As you can see I need a little more practise still!
Finally I just added these to my Dawanda store - a coinpurse and a clutch. The clutches are going well there, I'm pleased!
I was making some muesli - toasting some oats & hazelnuts in the oven. I always seem to burn my hazelnuts, and then suddenly I just realised they'd been in the oven for over 20 minutes and would surely be black! I ran to the kitchen and pulled them out of the oven and realised miraculously they weren't burnt, but in fact they were barely cooked at all as apparently my oven has just broken. Big sigh!
First we used a big sheet of plain paper with our brushes, then I went onto this piece of card with my pen nibs. This is the best section of what I drew - as you can see by the little man in the middle I've even already started thinking of Christmas.
This is one of my favourite illustrations in the book...
And finally, some new things in my Madeit store - one rabbit coinpurse and one patchwork clutch.
My drawing class starts tonight, I'm so excited!!
The other two I made are both rabbit coinpurses - I will list them in my shop along with some more things soon!
This time the best friends are The Rabbit and the Fox - Hand Illustrated Clutch at Dawanda. So freaking pink!
It's amazing how different a favourite pen makes you feel... whenever I'm without it my drawings don't work. I have at least 5 of these pens so I'm never without one - all black and extra fine (0.1). For me, this is a nice afternoon, sitting at my sunny little window drawing foxes in striped jumpers. And trees, lots of pine trees.
I know that Spring is coming when I look at these daffodils... it's just so cold though.
It'll be sunny like this one minute and then rainy and miserable the next. There's still 1 more month of Winter left. This is where I sit and sketch, in particular it's a nice spot for me to do the illustrations onto calico for the purses. (Sometimes I use my computer screen as a lightbox if I want to trace things).
And Love Bunnies - Lady Clutch at Dawanda.