I must be desperate for dreads, I keep drawing myself with them. But here is a self portrait of me working…with dreads! xD. It’s like there’s a jellyfish on my head, or an octopus! <3. This was really fun to do…but it took a while. It’s huge! 16x9 @ 300dpi. I do have freckles on my arms and nose, but I doubt they can be seen on here. But anyways, here it is. Fun stuff.
Birthday party at the zoo! Anyhoo, spent a lot of my time at the Jaguar area taking pictures of this beauty. It just seemed to work out perfect, as we walked up, he stepped out and sat on his branch and watched. Stunning. I just wish the Dic Dics were this brave and chatty :P (they kept far away and at awkward places to photograph but they were still absolutely adorable beyond belief!!).
He seemed so inquisitive and curious, but I couldn’t help but feel an air of sadness around him. At times I feel quite torn, part of me feels that zoos should not exist, and another part is grateful for they preserve endangered species, help us understand animals, help science cure their ailments, and allow artists like myself study the way they move, and how they are structured. I suppose I feel most annoyed about zoos when I’m standing there watching this magnificent beast do it’s thaang, when someone - adults and children alike - come up and expect it to entertain them. These people are few and far between, but that doesn’t stop me feeling this great annoyance :P.
Taking a break from Uni work. Recently rediscovered this sketch in one of my sketchbooks and decided to do it up a bit. Inspired by the Toothless hoodie I found on the net, this is my own version that I’d like to do. Pretty sure I know how to make the horns, so I’m tempted just to get started and make this! I really should just bite the bullet and get dreadlocks….but I’ve tried backcombing my hair…it doesn’t work, so I fear I may need a professional to do it. Though…Winter is coming… so my hair should be drier with the heating on :P
Valais blacknosed sheep. Although the earliest mention of it dates back to 1400, this large, docile mountain sheep was first recognised as a separate breed in 1962. It has adapted particularly well to life in the high Swizz mountains and grazes even on the steepest, stoniest slopes. The black patches on its nose, eyes, ears, knees, hocks and feet and otherwise light woolly coats make it quite unmistakeable.
Was home for a month this summer, first time I’ve actually got to spend some decent time with my family, and I still didn’t get to see mum that much, haha. Anyhoo, not much has changed in the room, just working on a few small things. Dying to get lots of pictures up, but of course there all South! When I go up for Christmas I shall have a bunch to take up, hopefully.
My friend is thinking of getting another tattoo. She found this sketch online (the image at the top) and sent to me asking if I could redraw it for the tattoo artist. The bottom left is my initial sketch, just messing around with ideas and stuff, and the other two are the final (obviously one with background and one without). I had so much fun drawing this.
I have no idea who the original sketch drawing is done by, which is a shame because it’s awesome. If anyone has any idea, just let me know. As far as I know, the sketch is called “Indian Girl Headdress” or something close to that. :)
Recently discovered that my phone camera has Panorama mode… so I’ve been using it constantly! Here is Joz (the Bro) standing at the top of Ben Lomond! He and I took a day and wandered up. It was stunning. Had lunch at the top and pondered life :P. The way down was easy until the last quarter. Then our feet began to hurt a lot because we were practically pushing our toes into the front of our shoes….ouch! Oh well, it was awesome fun and I want to do it again!
Been repainting our landrover these past few days! She was a sorry rust bucket before, and now she is just stunning. Still got a bit of work to go, like repainting all her black areas, and the roof rack etc. But it’s going great! Trying to decide if we should put a third coat of paint on her at the moment, still not sure. Waiting for the second to dry and see if she needs it :)
I forgot all about this piece. After I completed the watercolour version, I decided to get to know the program Photoshop. So I used this as a challenge. I was quite pleased with how it came out, but now I’m pretty sure I could do a better job :P Maybe one day.
Kinda boring, but I had so much fun doing this. Power-washed the roof of the landy in preparation for painting her. She looked so good after I was done.
Trying some richer colours, I’m beginning to really like the look of this. I just hope it works. Need to try out the moonlight scenes now :)
One of my favourite beaches, on the far side it has beautiful soft white sand, and on the other it has huge round pebbles that are rediculously smooth! 5 minute drive from my home.
Photos of me are actually quite rare. Joz always seems to get a couple of good ones, I think he’s very good at photographing people. Usually I look fat, weird shaped and uncomfortable in photos but somehow he can make me look like a person haha. Love this one because it was such a beautiful day, and the hill smelt gorgeous because of the heather flowers and the sea. Despite there being about 40 tourists behind us, we found a quiet spot and just sat there with the view.