Monday, November 10, 2008

WDE with Artrage.

Here is my effort for this weeks WetCanvas Drawing Event.
I painted this with Artrage.
Digital chalk and palette knife.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

These are the latest efforts for the ATC Exchange at WetCanvas.
All Acrylic ATC size 2.5" x 3.5".

Monday, October 13, 2008

More Acrylic ATCs.

Here are some more acrylic ATCs I painted over the weekend for the exchange at WetCanvas.
I am enjoying this new exchange in tat it is getting me out of my ATC slump.

Monday, October 06, 2008


Last one for this weekend. This is another acrylic rosella. Done in ATC size on matt board.

Sunday, October 05, 2008


This week I decided to have a go at painting this cheeky little chimp.
It's an ATC size that I will be sending out to someone in the WDE exchange I'm doing.
I like the way it came out and I enjoyed doing it, I'm having some fun with the acrylics lately!.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More Acrylic ATCs.

These are both acrylic on matt board.
Rosellas from down the street from me.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Acrylic ATCs.

Here are some more ATCs I have painted in acrylic for the Exchange at WetCanvas.
1: Dove. 2: Giraffe.

3: Gorilla.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I have used this weeks WDE images to paint ATCs for the ATC exchange I am in at WetCanvas.
These are both painted using acrylic paints on board.
The rose was very difficult, I had trouble with the background.
The alpacca was a bit easier 'cause he's so cute!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

WDE - Flower Vendor.

I decided to have a go at drawing this flower vendor image from this weeks WDE. First I drew him in black pen and used coloured pencil and second I painted him in acrylics. Both of these are ATCsize. THe second one is closer to the mark though.

Monday, September 01, 2008

WDE - Seaweed.

This was created using Painter essentials, digital watercolour.
An abstracty painting loosely based on a photo of some seaweed.
I enjoyed the chance to play around with colour and I like the way this turned out.

WDE - Gorilla.

Another Artrage painting.
Freehand sketch with digital chalk. Stencil for the leaves.

Friday, August 22, 2008

WDE - Panda.

This weeks WDE held some great images.
I decided to do this panda.
I painted it using Artrage and my tablet on a grey background with digital chalks.After adding burlap texture in photoshop.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


This is from last weeks WetCanvas Drawing Event. I decided to do an ATC of these cute little dogs.
Prismacolor pencils on matt board.

Digital Art Cards.

I've been doing a little playing around with photoshop and creating some digital ATCs.
Here are three that I have created.

Friday, August 01, 2008

New Oil Paintings.

I have finished some new paintings.
First is from a picture taken on the Great Ocean Road.
Not taken by me but a close friend.
It is painted in Oil on board and is 26" x 20"

"The Cliffs."

Second is just a tree!
I think it is a ghost gum and was painted using another photo taken by the same friend.
I'm not sure it's entirely completed yet. I may return to it.
It's Oil on board and is 24" x 17".

"The Tree"

An Award.......for me?

I've been offline for a little while and when I finally get back on, I find Vidhya has awarded my blog with the Brillante Weblog award !!

Thank you Vidhya!

And now, it’s my turn to award some of the blogs that I love. And the awards go to…

Congratulations, everybody! Here are the rules.
Put the logo on your blog. There’s one logo on the right and one on this post.Add a link to the person who awarded you.Nominate at least 7 other blogs.Add links to those blogs on yours.Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
Participation is entirely voluntary (of course!). Happy Awarding!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Digital Portrait.

This was painted for this weeks WDE.
I don't normally do portraits (obviously) but I decided to try my hand this week.
I used ArtRage again this week - ArtRage and a tablet.
This took about 4 hrs, mostly on the face and hat!
Skin tones are hard!
I'm quite happy with howthis one turned out considering how I usually avoid portraits.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Everybody loves a hug!

This was drawn for the WDE this week from a photo of two cats having a big cat cuddle!
Drawn using ArtRage.
Freehand sketch and freehand colour.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Another WDE Drawing.

This was drawn using Neocolor watersoluble crayons and burnished colour pencil.
It took about two minutes to sketch the drawing and the abour 3 hours to lay the colour.
Love how it came out, except for the face being a little cartony.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

WDE - Frogs and a Yellow Flower.

This weeks WDE was my turn to host.
I drew these frogs from a photo taken at Sydney Wildlife world

and the flower was drawn from a photo taken at Sydney Japanese Gardens.
These were alot of fun to do, they were done using water soluble crayons and colour pencils in my 6 x 8 sketch book.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

WDE - Still life.

This was drawn for the WetCanvas Drawing Event.
I draw this using prismacolor pencils in my 6 x 8 inch, Sketchbook.
For some reason I just cannot draw with prismacolours with out burnishing.
I just don'i want to see the papper underneath.
I really like the result though.
I enjoyed mixing up the greens in this one!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Lucky and the Alpacca.

This week for the WDE at the WetCanvas "weekend drawing event". I chose to draw This military parrot named Lucky and this cute Alpacca.
Done with NeoColor, watercolour crayons amd waterproof markers.
I enjoy using the Neocolor crayons because the colours are beautifully vivid, they blend well and cover areas quickly.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WDE Tigers.

This weeks Weekend Drawing Event at WetCanvas held some wonderful images.
I chose the tigers to do. I did them in colour pencil in my cream paper sketchbook.
After a long break from drawing, it was nice to get some drawing time.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A treefrog in digital chalk.

I had some time spare last night so I spent it drawing this frog using Artrage.
I used the digital chalk and digital spraypaint for the background.
Love the way this came out.
The background was done using spraypaint and the blender.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

WDE -Colour Pencil Drawings.

This week I decided to get my colour pencils (prismacolors) out and give them a go.
I can use them in the lounge where the light is dim and I cant see the colours correctly and it doesn't seem to make alot of difference.
If the colours aren't correct its no big deal as its not usually out by much.
For some reason I can not use coloured pencil lightly. I have to cover the paper completely but, I do love the way the colours blend when I burnish. ( press hard and go over another colour. )

The First one is a meadowlark on a fence stump. Second I have a horse with its eye slightly out of place but I like the colours..
Lastly, This kelpie pup had to get a guernsey as I love kelpies and this one looks just like my Molly when she was a pup!! Shame I drew the head a little long and skinny!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

WDE - Puppy.

We almost missed out on a WDE this weekend with the Wetcanvas site being offline.
When finally our host was able to post his images, I had a go at drawing his gorgeous little puppy.
Its done in black pen and the Neocolor watersoluable crayons in my cream coloured sketchbook.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Non-Dom Hand WDE!

This week I attempted the challenge posed at the WetCanvas WDE, to try doing one of the images in your non dominant hand.
I am left handed so I tried drawing with my right.
Here is the result:
I used NeoColor watersoluble crayons and black pen in my sketchbook.
I think it's alot like what I would normally do!

Later I Painted the same image digitally using Artrage, a tablet and my correct hand.

Monday, March 03, 2008

WDE - "Figs"

This was drawn for this weeks WDE.
Drawn with Prismacolor pencil.

Monday, February 25, 2008

New ATCs.

I have been creating a few ATCs over the past few weeks.
Some Acrylic and some collage.
1: "Orca" - This is an Oil painted ATC.
2: "Dolphin" - This one is acrylic. I like that it is a monochrome. I have painted this before in digital. Its one of my favourite images.
3: "Fur Seal Cub" - This is another acrylic painting. ATC size.
4: "Bird on a wire" - Yet another acrylic ATC.
5: "Time to take off" - This is a collage card.
I am having trouble sourcing my usual glaze and was trying a different brand, unfortunately it leeches the colour out of the printed images.
Came out ok anyway, just a bit blurry.
6: "Secrets" is another collage that I created as an experiment just using scraps I had on hand.
I actually created this one late last year.
I like the way it came out.
7: "Big Cat" is another acrylic painting. ATC size.
8: "Peace" - This collages card was created last minute as an entry for a challenge on a yahoo site. I was impressed with what I came up with so quickly!