Thursday, 9 November 2017

PORTRAIT CHALLENGE AT TWITTER FROM @STUDIOTEABREAK

Today's challenge is 'Boy in a Sailor Suit' by Amedeo Modigliani, 1917.

This is my version, a quick sketch, Model resting after posing for the picture:






 You can check today's challenge at: https://twitter.com/StudioTeaBreak/status/928518564969177088


Materials used: Faber Castell 9000 2B
                          Canson's Art Book One Sketchbook



Tuesday, 10 October 2017

DRAWLLOWEEN DAY 7...

...Cobweb Crawlers.


Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (0.40mm line)
                 Kuretake Brush pen no.22
                 Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 paper

DRAWLLOWEEN DAY 6...

... Folklore Friday.
Mine is Father time.






Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (0.40mm line)
                 Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm line)
                 Kuretake Brush Pen no. 22
                 Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 paper

Monday, 9 October 2017

INKTOBER DAY 6...

... Sword.





Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm line)
                 Kuretake Brush Pen n0. 22
                 Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 paper

INKTOBER DAY 5...

...Long.


Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (0.40mm line)
                  Sakura Pigma Micron 02 (0.20mm line)
                  Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 Paper

DRAWLLOWEEN DAY 5...

... Full Moon Follies.



There's a reference on the t-shirt about an old French movie from 1902 called "La Voyage Dans la Lune"


Materials:  Sakura Pigma 005 (0.20mm line)
                  Kuretake Brush Pen no. 22
                  Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 paper

INKTOBER DAY 4...

...Underwater




Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (0.40mm line)
                 Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm line)
                 Kuretake Brush Pen no.22
                 Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 Paper

DRAWLLOWEEN DAY 4...

... Pumpkin Wicked this Way Comes.





Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (0.40mm line)
                 Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm line)
                 Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 paper


Thursday, 5 October 2017

DRAWLLOWEEN DAY 3...

...Tombsday.



I used a real Sarcofago. The Sarcofago of Larthia Seianti on show at the British Museum in London.


Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (0.40mm line)
                 Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm line)
                 Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220 g/m2 paper



INKTOBER DAY 3...

...Poison.







Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (0.40mm Line)
                 Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm line)
                 Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 paper

PORTRAIT CHALLENGE AT TWITTER FROM @STUDIOTEABREAK

Today's challenge is 'Judith with the head of Holofernes' by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1530.

This is my version:



You can check today's challenge at: https://twitter.com/StudioTeaBreak/status/915827662857363456


Materials used:  Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (0.40mm line)
                           Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm line)
                           Canson's Art Book One Sketchbook

Monday, 2 October 2017

INKTOBER DAY 2...

...Divided.

I love books and I also love different subjects.  I wish I had this power of reading them all at the same time.







Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm fine)
                 Kuretake Brush pen n.22
                 Dale-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 Paper


DRAWLLOWEEN DAY 2...

... Summon day.







Materials: Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (0.20mm fine)
                  Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 Paper

Sunday, 1 October 2017

INKTOBER DAY 1...

...Swift.
   Mine is a Swift Transport.


Material: Winsor and Newton ink -951 Black Indian Ink
                Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 paper

DRAWLLOWEEN DAY 1...

...Return from the Dead.
Shirley missed her husband so much that death wasn't an obstacle...

Materials: Winsor & Newton Ink - 951 Black Indian Ink
                  Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220g/m2 paper

Friday, 8 September 2017

PORTRAIT CHALLENGE BY @StudioTeaBreak AT TWITTER

   This week #portraitchallenge is a glass inlay of Akhenaten from c.1353-1336BC

  
Akhenaten decided to have a bit of fun and cosplayed as The Diva from the movie 'Fifth Element'.


The materials used were: Derwent's Coloursoft colour pencils and the Canson's Art Book One Sketchbook

Thursday, 3 August 2017

TWITTER PORTRAIT CHALLENGE BY @STUDIOTEABREAK

   This week the original work to work from is Sharecropper by Elizabeth Catlett from 1952.
  

The materials used was 2B Faber-Castell graphite and the paper is the Art Book One by Canson

Thursday, 27 July 2017

TWITTER PORTRAIT CHALLENGE BY @STUDIOTEABREAK

   It's been a while since I last post it here!
   @StudioTeaBreak at Twitter as a #PortraitChallenge every Thursday. Go and check it out. Then come back here!

   This week's challenge is a photgraph by E.D. Schott of 'Magrit' .
   Here's my version. I wanted to look more illustration than realistic but I'm afraid I made her look angry. Sorry Magrit!




Monday, 15 May 2017

DAY 7 OF THE 100 DAYS PROJECT

Day 7 is a Dahlia.
Sorry for the poor photo quality. My "new" old Pc doesn't have a SD camera reader. So I have to take photos with my mobile phone a Samsung J5... and it sucks so bad... Love Samsung never had a problem with their phone cameras before...there's always a first time for everytyhing...


More info about #the100dayproject and its creator Ella Luna check out ellaluna.com

Sunday, 14 May 2017

DAY 6 OF THE 100 DAYS PROJECT

Day 6 is a female squash flower study.


More info about the #the100day project and its creator Ella Luna check out ellaluna.com

DAY 5 OF THE 100 DAYS PROJECT

Day 5 is an Echibekia summerina study.


More info aboutthe #the100dayproject and its creator Ella Luna check out ellaluna.com

DAY 4 OF THE 100 DAYS PROJECT

Day 4 is a Clemantis napaulensis study.

More info about the #the100dayproject and its creator Ella Luna check ou ellaluna.com

Sunday, 7 May 2017

THE STORY OF ME COMPILATION...

Mrs. Jeffries put all the stories together in this amazing compilation!
It's the first time I've seen them all and they look great!
It was such a pleasure working in this project and I hope there will be more opportunities like this one.

Enjoy reading the story of these amazing little authors! And who knows maybe a future author!

Click the link:  The Story of Me 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

DAY 3 OF THE 100 DAY PROJECT

Day 2 W.I.P. Daffodil Study in oils on canvas 210x148mm.
First layer!
The background looks black but it's a gorgeous and creamy dark green called Courbet Green from Williamsburg.


More info about the #the100dayproject and its creator Ella Luna check out ellaluna.com

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

UPDATE DAY 1 AND DAY 2 OF THE 100 DAY PROJECT



Just a little bit to finish....

DAY 2 OF THE 100 DAY PROJECT

  Day 2 W.I.P. Echinaceas Study in oils on canvas 7x5" (13x18cm)
  First layer personally I don't like it! But it's part of the challenge, doing something out of comfort!


More info about Elle Luna, the creator of #the100dayproject at elleluna.com

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

DAY 1 OF THE 100 DAY PROJECT

   Day 1 W.I.P. Magnolia Study in oils on canvas 7x5"(13x18cm)
   Because I need the paintings to be a little more dry so I can refine them, the oil paintings will never (rarely) be ready on the same day.
   With all this projects I like to do something different to my norm (portraits)... so just outside my comfort zone I decided to paint flowers.
  I've been avoiding painting flowers because it feels like a cliche, women painting flowers, but when I look at the beautiful dutch still lifes... those flowers ROCK! How can I not paint them...Hopefully by the end of the #the100dayproject I will be a little bit closer to the dutch still lifes! (Wishful thinking!!)

  When the paintings are dry and varnished they will be put up for sale! Keep an eye on them!


  The #the100dayproject was created by Elle Luna and you can check her website elleluna.com
   Join the project too!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

STORY OF ME WEEK 4...

And last week!

My last phrase is "The queen could dance fantastically. Do you like my story?"


And this project came to a full circle!
The first illustration we see my author thinking about what she was going to write!
In the last one the book is ready and she is reading it to a young group of fans! Did they like the story? Of course they did! She is an amazing author!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

STORY OF ME WEEK 3

My author sent me next week's phrase: "the children played with the queen".


Today it is so dark that even the flash doesn't help!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

STORY OF ME PROJECT WEEK 1 AND 2

Mrs. Susannah Jeffries, a class teacher for P2A,  had the brilliant idea of uniting 6 years old with illustrators.

This project will run throughout March!

Before I show my illustrations, I will not name the child attributed to me for privacy reasons nor will I share her photos. She will be illustrated every week, it's part of the project.

Here's my illustrations/collaboration with my author:

Week one my author sent me the following phrase: '________(name of the child) is an author. What has she been doing today?'

Week two my author's phrase is: 'She is thinking of stories for children. She is going to write about a queen.'


 What will my author send me for the next weeks???




Friday, 3 March 2017

SMALL FACES EXHIBITION AT THE SOLENT SHOWCASE GALLERY

It is OPEN!!!! Check it out!
For those you can't be at Southampton (like me) here's a link of the local newspaper:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15132293.PHOTOS__Southampton_art_gallery_showcasing_7_000_individual_works/


I can see three of my portraits. Can you find them?

Monday, 20 February 2017

TRYING NEW/OLD MEDIUMS...

I normally use coloured pencils with my pen and ink drawings just to give a tiny touch of colour.
I don't remember besides school if I ever did a complete coloured pencil 's drawing.
Here's my drawings from Yesterday and Today:


Maz Kanata from Star Wars


The materials I used. The sketchbook is an Art Book One from Canson, 100 gsm

Monday, 30 January 2017

SOLENT SHOWCASE GALLERY

Tongue Obsession I-IV (in order from the left to the right).
The graphite drawings were made from 2013's self portraits (top from February and the bottom from July).
I really dislike taking photos so I used to put my tongue out. These last four years I managed to keep it inside my mouth.

The materials used were:
-Derwent Graphic 9B
-Daler-Rowney Heavyweight paper

The deadline submission is 1st February. Almost there. For more info and dates visit: www.solent.ac.uk/showcase/whats-on

UPDATE: DEALINE EXTENDED TO 14TH FEBRUARY!

Friday, 20 January 2017

ON ITS WAY...


   ...to Solent Showcase Gallery.
   Inside the letter is 4 postcard portraits for the Small Faces Exhibition at Solent Showcase Gallery. It's a new exhibition and it's open to all.
   Submissions deadline is 1st February.


For more info visit solent.ac.uk/showcase/whats-on !