Some life drawing with ink. One of my first tries with ink. I thought it was really fun, although at one point I spilt it all over the floor which was really so so embarrassing.

Another marker doodle. I’m liking this ladies’ hair.

Another marker doodle. I’m liking this ladies’ hair.

A very rough doodle of a salad I often eat because I <3 cucumber. It also features a super tasty dressing that you can’t see here.

A very rough doodle of a salad I often eat because I <3 cucumber. It also features a super tasty dressing that you can’t see here.

Copics + fineliner. This tomato plant is taking over the world&#8230; or at least my kitchen.  I couldn&#8217;t find any garden cane, so I had to sellotape a load of old pencils together to support it. It&#8217;s looking a bit greener/less brown now. I&#8217;m not the best plant-mummy.I have been at Glastonbury festival (where it was my birthday) followed by some heavy sleeping to recover and working very hard at work to prepare for a conference this weekend (in Boston) which will be followed by a holiday in Boston + New York, so I have been insanely busy!

Copics + fineliner. This tomato plant is taking over the world… or at least my kitchen.  I couldn’t find any garden cane, so I had to sellotape a load of old pencils together to support it. It’s looking a bit greener/less brown now. I’m not the best plant-mummy.

I have been at Glastonbury festival (where it was my birthday) followed by some heavy sleeping to recover and working very hard at work to prepare for a conference this weekend (in Boston) which will be followed by a holiday in Boston + New York, so I have been insanely busy!

Click to enlarge!This is a little thing I&#8217;ve been working on. The perspective is a bit messed up in places and the colouring isn&#8217;t very tidy, but I&#8217;m overall happyish with it and don&#8217;t want to spend any longer fixing it

Click to enlarge!

This is a little thing I’ve been working on. The perspective is a bit messed up in places and the colouring isn’t very tidy, but I’m overall happyish with it and don’t want to spend any longer fixing it

ashmcbutts:

altcomix:

Altcomix Comic Challenge Round 1
This is a comic experiment.  If this is successful, we’ll do more, and if it’s not, probably we won’t.  For the first round, the script has been donated to us by bobschofield.  Just draw this as a page of comics.  You can use text, or not.  Up to you how you want to communicate it.  If you have any questions, ask them and I’ll amend this post with answers.
“It is nighttime. There are trees.Trees filled with eyes, and dying men.A kind of bird, hiding its face behind white gloves.Something falls from a great height.And puts a smile on the moon.”

Definitely going to give this a crack.

This sounds like a lot of fun!

ashmcbutts:

altcomix:

Altcomix Comic Challenge Round 1

This is a comic experiment.  If this is successful, we’ll do more, and if it’s not, probably we won’t.  For the first round, the script has been donated to us by bobschofield.  Just draw this as a page of comics.  You can use text, or not.  Up to you how you want to communicate it.  If you have any questions, ask them and I’ll amend this post with answers.

“It is nighttime. There are trees.
Trees filled with eyes, and dying men.
A kind of bird, hiding its face behind white gloves.
Something falls from a great height.
And puts a smile on the moon.”

Definitely going to give this a crack.

This sounds like a lot of fun!

Screenshot/close-up from something big (in size) I&#8217;m working on. Having fun with it so far :)

Screenshot/close-up from something big (in size) I’m working on. Having fun with it so far :)

Some bad photos of an afternoon of life drawing. We were focusing on foreshortening.

I was messing around with my copics and a can of air to get a sort of spray-painting/airbrush setup today. It was quite fun, but not very precise. I messed around with a few different colours and doodled some sea creatures over the top with a white pigment ink ballpoint pen.

I was messing around with my copics and a can of air to get a sort of spray-painting/airbrush setup today. It was quite fun, but not very precise. I messed around with a few different colours and doodled some sea creatures over the top with a white pigment ink ballpoint pen.

I treated myself to some cheapo wilko acrylics + paintbrushes this week. This is my second attempt at acrylics (first in a while + first with my own paints). She&#8217;s a sort of floating plant lady. 
I have much to learn! I found it real difficult mixing and blending colours (as I&#8217;m sure you can see) :/ had lots of roubles with the consistency. The colours seem a bit more eye-searing in this scan than they do IRL.It was also hard to get details in with my paintbrush (maybe my paintbrush is too big or I&#8217;m working too small, or maybe my hands are just clunky - I guess I&#8217;ll find out with practice :))

I treated myself to some cheapo wilko acrylics + paintbrushes this week. This is my second attempt at acrylics (first in a while + first with my own paints). She’s a sort of floating plant lady. 

I have much to learn! I found it real difficult mixing and blending colours (as I’m sure you can see) :/ had lots of roubles with the consistency. The colours seem a bit more eye-searing in this scan than they do IRL.

It was also hard to get details in with my paintbrush (maybe my paintbrush is too big or I’m working too small, or maybe my hands are just clunky - I guess I’ll find out with practice :))

Well, it&#8217;s not called a unihorn.

Well, it’s not called a unihorn.

Today’s life “drawing” was collage, with some pastels/charcoal on top (there are also 2 warm-up charcoal sketches). It was pretty relaxing and fun.

Not so keen on how these turned out, but I like the first one.
BONUS: if you look closely you might be able to see that her knee is Obama and her boob is Arnold Schwarzenegger… Jamie Oliver’s face is in there somewhere, too. 

Flowers, bees, trees, etc, at westonbirt arboretum

Some wonky still life drawings are added to a bear that I drew ages ago to fill a page of my sketch book&#8230;. Many pages left to fill.(I like to imagine that the bear has found all these things in the woods and walks around in the sunglasses feeling super cool.)

Some wonky still life drawings are added to a bear that I drew ages ago to fill a page of my sketch book…. Many pages left to fill.

(I like to imagine that the bear has found all these things in the woods and walks around in the sunglasses feeling super cool.)

Flower and beatle :D. Testing out my new macro lens at westonbirt arboretum.