The snow is beginning to melt, leaving icy pools of water and slush. As I struggled through it on a walk this afternoon I thought it would be a good subject for today’s study.
While on a walk with the dog this afternoon I looked out for interesting things to draw and decided on this juxtaposition between snow, ice and water.
I’m illustrating a short story of mine, something I’ve wanted to do for a while! Here are some of the concept sketches. I’ll use a similar style for the finished pieces; I didn’t initially plan for them to be black and white but I love how these have turned out.
Yesterday I went on a Timberbush Tour of the Scottish Highlands, seeing places like Glencoe and Loch Ness. I’ve been to Loch Ness before, and through Glencoe lots of times, but this is the first time I’ve done a tour of my own country – and certainly the first time I’ve been up through the HighlandsContinue reading “Whistle-stop Highland Tour”
Clearing through my files today I found this sketch I did in Vancouver. It was a nice warm day so I went to the beach to doodle and draw. Today Edinburgh is cold and rainy and feels more like February than June, so I coloured my old sketch to remind me of warmer days …
Kelpies feature in many Scottish myths, though similar creatures can be found in other cultures under different names. Unpleasant in nature, they trick their victims and then drown and eat them. I’ve been writing a story about a kelpie and when the challenge of drawing one came up I had to take part!
Another page from my book. The perspective on the dogs’ reflections is tricky to get right. I think I’ll need to adjust it further before painting them and finishing the water.