Illustration Friday: Fairy Tale

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.

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The Miniaturist Sketch

I drew this after watching the BBC adaptation of Jessie Burton’s ‘The Miniaturist’ which was on over the Christmas holidays. I throughly enjoyed the book when I read it and was really looking forward to the adaptation and it did not disappoint and I’d highly recommend it. While I was watching it I just knew I had to draw something from it and I chose the Miniaturist herself.

Ruby Fairy Sketch

I drew this Ruby coloured fairy ages ago as part of the colour collective challenge on twitter but just completely forgot to post it on here! I would love to take part in colour collective more often, but most of the time I just can seem to find the time to actually produce something for it.
I used a life drawing pose I drew a few months ago as a reference for this drawing, am I’m rather pleased with the result. Funnily enough, when I’m life drawing I often think of how I can use the drawings as reference for future paintings.

Laura Palmer Sketches

Happy New Year everyone! It’s my first post of the year and I’m hoping to bring you a year full of exciting artwork! I have a few things lined up that I need to post on here, some that should have been posted ages ago, But will get round to updating my blog as soon as possible.

For now I have these sketches of Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks which I drew late last year. Is anyone else a fan of the show? I painted a illustration of her last year as well which you can see here and my plan was to at some point paint another image of her and I drew these as a kind of warm up to that. However that painting is somewhere in my long list of things to do and I never quit visualised it ideally in my mind so Don’t know if/when I’ll get round to doing it.

The idea to paint a second image of here came about when I was watching the 2017 continuation of the series, Twin Peaks: The Return, and while also reading ‘The Secret Dairy of Laura Palmer’ by Jennifer Lynch. The series has such striking visuals and that I love the idea of trying to represent it within a painting, so I will hopefully produce something else based around it soon!

Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et La Bete

I drew this image this week after watching Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film ‘La Belle et La Bete/Beauty and the Beast’. Originally I intended to use only ink for the image, but used some white gouache to help highlight parts of the image and the create more grey tones.
I chose to draw the scene where Belle arrives at the Beast’s castle because its such a striking and enchanting scene, and I particularly love the candelabra’s being held by arms along the corridor and thought it would be a great scene to draw.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary Fan Art

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one of my favourite TV shows, which if you have not seen it, I would highly recommend! As its one of my favourites I really wanted to celebrate the 20th anniversary by creating a quick drawing for it which you can see above. I ended up using pencil and black ink for the drawing, giving it a gothic and retro kind of look.