I’ve fallen so behind with posting my life drawing, these drawings are from sessions from last year! It was the first time I’d drawn this kind of body type in a life drawing class and I really struggled with it. As the model was very muscular it was tricky trying to get the right proportions, however it was great practice and it’s always great having different models to draw.
I haven’t taken part in illustration Friday for a long time now, but this week’s theme was ‘Fairy Tale’ and I had to submit something. I recently painted this Cinderella illustration using quink ink and was going to save it for this years inktober, but I’ve decided instead to post it now.
I had the image of this in my head for ages and just had to get it out and I’m quite happy with how its turned out. I drew it on an A4 piece of paper though so I struggled to include as much detail as I would have liked.
I’ve currently got two of my paintings on show at The Queen Street Gallery in my local town Neath. I submitted the work for the open art competition that was being held and was very surprised and excited to be awarded second place!
There’s some great work there to see so I’d highly recommend popping in. You can find out more about the gallery on their website.
I started this painting in July last year in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Romanov family’s death. I posted the main part of the painting on the actual anniversary but I hadn’t actually finished the entire thing back then. I’m so happy to have finally finished it now.
The border part of the painting took me the longest as I wanted to make it as neat and symmetrical looking as possible, but that was rather difficult and fiddly. The painting is my own take on a Romanov icon as the family were canonized and I have seen many depictions of their icons during my research on them.
I decided to frame the family with a border inspired by The Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg which stands on the site of the Ipatiev House where the family was killed.
Happy New Year, this is my first post of 2019! I was very excited to have some of my work featured on The Cardiff Review website which also includes a bit about me and my work You can read it here.
My final painting featured in The Albany Gallery‘s Winter Exhibition, ‘Snow Maiden’ is also inspired by Russian folklore. The show is on until January 12th if you’d like to see it, but you can also view the artwork on the gallery’s website.
A painting which was inspired by Russian fairy tales, ‘Father Frost’ is also a part of the Winter Exhibition at The Albany Gallery. Like the previous paintings, this one was also painted on a longer and narrower piece of paper than I usually work on which I think created an interesting composition.
I’m very excited to be a part of the Winter Exhibition at The Albany Gallery in Cardiff again this year. I’ve got four paintings in the show all together, including this one titled ‘Father Christmas’ which has recently been sold at the show.
I’ll post about the other three paintings soon, but in the meantime you can view the exhibition online at The Albany Gallery website.