Tui

I’ve just finished working on this Tui sketch. This one was a real challenge. I wanted him to have all of his colours on show and be vibrant and shining. I’m not sure right now if I’ve achieved that, too many hours staring at him, so if you’d share your thoughts on him that’d be

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Cock-a-doodle-doo to you sir

Here is the finished sketch of cock-a-doodle-doo to you sir. [spacer height=”20px”] This sketch I will be taking with me tomorrow when I show my work to Claire at Van Helden Gallery to see if they at the gallery would like to sell my work. Fingers crossed Claire likes it enough to want to represent

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Life drawing on thursday

Last Thursday I went to life drawing for the first time in a few weeks. I turned up and I actually found that I completely wasn’t in the mood at all to be there. I just felt so tense and tired and like I didn’t want to look at the model enough to draw her.

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Cock-a-doodle-doo to you sir

Working on this sketch at the moment I’m going to call it cock-a-doodle-doo to you sir. Its A4 size colour pencil on paper. I’m loving the bright colours of him and slightly angry expression in his one eye. Kind of interesting trying to work out what this fowl is thinking. I’ll be working on a

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One Big Apple Tree Write up

Have a look at the link to the write up about One Big Apple Tree in the Timaru Herald via Stuff.com. www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/10092996/Real-life-inspires-childrens-book Its pretty exciting, not only to have Kate and my book published and available for purchase, but also to have it being written about in a local newspaper. You can purchase the book

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One big apple tree is published!!

We have finally sorted One Big Apple Tree for publication! And it looks fantastic!! Currently we are selling the book through blurb via this link the book is available in softcover, hardcover, or hardcover with a dust jacket. It really looks fantastic! And you should get your copy within two weeks. We have also had

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MAS Life drawing class

Just got home from my second session of life drawing with Mana Art Society. I just want to say life drawing classes are SO beneficial! Being able to get something down quickly, and not being too precious about what you do is important for being able to practise your drawing, to experiment with new ideas,

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Peacock

I’ve finished my peacock drawing. Its all signed and ready for entering into the Parkin drawing competition. Here is an update of my working on the top of the peacock tail. So with this, what I did was to shade in areas where there is a dominant colour running through. Then i drew some direction

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Bears

I finished making a beautiful teddy bear for my little niece this week. It’s so beautiful and I am really unhappy about having to hand it over to her in the next few months. To begin with the fur I used and materials I used to make it were all fairly cheap bits and pieces,

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Royal society of portrait painters

Last week i was thinking about the artist commissioned to paint kate middleton and how it was that she got to be noticed enough to be asked. So i googled how to become a royal artist and came up with the royal society of portrait painters. I was so stoked looking because this website and

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Matthew

I have literally just put the final stitch into my mother’s birthday present! Yay i actually got it finished before her birthday. It is now 10:45pm on the eve of her 60th birthday! To be honest, i didn’t expect the final work to be as gorgeous or vivid as it is, but i am super

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The best way to get inspiration

So. I during 2010 when i was studying at toi whakaari one assignment we had was to make an animation. Actually we made several animations during that period. Anyway. My buddy Theo and I joined forces and decided that we would make an Ad for tea. The animation itself is pretty awesome and you can

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Hana pesut

I have just found this most awesome and hilarious photographer that i wanted to share with everyone. This particular album especially where she takes photos of couples or groups of people and then replicates the image with the people in reverse clothing and positions. Have a look to really get my drift. It made me

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Gestural drawings

When studying at NMIT every week we had life drawing classes and though for the first few weeks i felt quite uncomfortable in the situation very soon it became my favourite class of all of them. Well, given that my favourite subject for drawing is the human form. In this class we were always using

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Wonderful Blackwork!

I recently came across this wonderful embroidery technique. Blackwork! I wanted to show you my first attempt at blackwork which is this design called Poplar Parke. I stitched this on Fairydust linen with a DMC variegated thread. I can give you exact details if you ask for them. I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this up although

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