The Pencil Tool⠀ I really enjoy sketching with the pencil tool...

General / 18 August 2020


The Pencil Tool⠀ I really enjoy sketching with the pencil tool in pretty much any art software I’ve tried so I decided to try completing a coloured piece using only pencil tools. For this one, I used the 6B sketching pencil in @procreate on my iPad and I’m really enjoying those textured results. I can’t wait to show you the finished product.⠀ ⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CECuEsXgQCq/

Tawny Owl Silouhette⠀ I was figuring out the colour palette for...

General / 16 August 2020


Tawny Owl Silouhette⠀ I was figuring out the colour palette for this Tawny Owl illustration and my boyfriend quite liked the simple silhouette so here it is 😋 If it was up to him the illustration would be staying this way, but don’t worry, there is more to come. Do you like this simple version?⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CD9THqJhPO9/

Flying Owl Teaser.⠀ This is the last of the owl illustrations...

General / 14 August 2020


Flying Owl Teaser.⠀ This is the last of the owl illustrations I’ll be creating. This one is much simpler than the other two, but there is so much going on with the owl itself I didn’t want to clutter the illustration with too many elements. So the next step is to get colour onto my tawny owl illustrations. I need to figure out how I’m going to paint them. Am I going to go with realism or a more stylised graphic colouring method? Hmmm, with some experimenting we will soon see.⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CD4Tcg2F9rG/

Another Tawny Illustration.⠀ I’ve decided to do two or...

General / 12 August 2020


Another Tawny Illustration.⠀ I’ve decided to do two or three of these Tawny Owl Illustrations. I’m really enjoying working on these and the more I explore wildlife illustration the more I consider focusing on it. Are you sick of seeing these owls yet?⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CDy_9RSlX62/

Perched Tawny Owl⠀ A preview of a potential illustration...

General / 10 August 2020


Perched Tawny Owl⠀ A preview of a potential illustration featuring one of the tawny owl studies I worked on earlier in the week It’s a bit different from other work you’ve seen from me previously but I’m considering with focusing on wildlife as my main subject for future illustrations.⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CDt5vd-ALw2/

Another Flying Tawny Owl⠀ OK, I’ve drawn a few owls now....

General / 08 August 2020


Another Flying Tawny Owl⠀ OK, I’ve drawn a few owls now. This one was a little intimidating but I wanted to show you how I break the owl down into simple shapes so that I can manage the proportions before worrying about detail. This makes the drawing less intimidating for me. Once that’s done filling in the detail is much easier and personally quite satisfying. I did, however, go a lot more detailed than I initially intended. Sometimes as an artist, you’ve got to learn how to not go overboard with your artwork. A skill I definitely need to work on more.⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CDowKcKn_JU/

Tawny Owl in Flight Studies.⠀ Here are some studies of a Tawny...

General / 06 August 2020


Tawny Owl in Flight Studies.⠀ Here are some studies of a Tawny Owl in flight. I’m finding these animal studies to be quite relaxing, I’m also starting to think I’m better at drawing animals than I am at drawing people. What do you think?⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CDjqDhoBS3B/

Tawny Owl Studies.⠀ Here I’ve drawn some Tawny Owl studies...

General / 04 August 2020


Tawny Owl Studies.⠀ Here I’ve drawn some Tawny Owl studies as prep for my next project. If I break the animal down into shapes first it results in much better body proportions and then filling in the details later becomes a much more enjoyable experience. The final result still isn’t a fully realistic image but the important marks are present and communicate the form of the nocturnal bird. I enjoyed drawing in this slightly simplified style and I’m happy with the result. I’m going to continue my studies with the owl in other poses, maybe a Tawny Owl in flight. What do you think?⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CDec-lBjw9u/

This is the last of my penguin patterns and also my favourite....

General / 02 August 2020


This is the last of my penguin patterns and also my favourite. It’s nice and simple and showcases the beauty of the awesome Emperor Penguin.⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CDZTYlzgjKH/

This one’s a little different to my other penguin...

General / 31 July 2020


This one’s a little different to my other penguin patterns. I call this one Emperor Penguin Hoard. I imagine all these penguins marching together, a little like the hyenas in The Lion King during the “Be Prepared” number.⠀ ⠀
posted on Instagram - https://instagr.am/p/CDUJzLklCuE/