Now that I have published my Disney drawings, I thought I should share some of the other ones that I have done, All of which are my original art work. I am going to ask this year for christmas, a new sketchbook, some more colouring pencils, some canvas and some paints so that I can extend my skills into other areas of art.
Here is a christmas card that I drew for my ex who I never got a chance to give to, but as a piece of artwork, I thought I should keep it all the same:
I am actually quite happy with this, as it is based on this picture:
Now for some of my original artwork:
This was my only attempt at anime drawing, I might experiment with it some more in the future, but for now it is just an example.
This is a pattern that I did a while ago, it took an awfully long time to fill the page, but as I quite enjoy experimenting and coming up with my own patterns, I just could not resist!
This is yet another pattern, although slightly more defined as it is entitled ‘Love Links’ I drew it to represent the links between friends, families and lovers. I thought that this depicted it pretty well!
This is my drawing of flowers, as I work part time/seasonally in a flower centre, I thought it apt to draw a picture of flowers which really happened at random as I was just trying to do another pattern, but then drew the actual flowers and thought that I should draw it like this!
I love fairies, so I have drawn two pictures which I am very proud of, the first one is of a series I was going to draw of fairies based on the elements, but only managed to draw Earth and Fire, using the colours of brown, green and black for earth and red, orange and yellow for fire. However I could not figure out how to draw water and air, but I might attempt them in future:
I am very proud of this drawing I did based on a postcard my fiancee bought me from Mont St Michel which was of three fairies, I used the facial shape, wings, and hair style to base this drawing upon. I personally think that this is my best yet.
So recently I have been reading the great work that is known as Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, who I greatly admire and I love his use of language in classic literature. I have decided to do a series of drawings based upon Romeo and Juliet and have done two so far. The first one is based on the lines: “Two housholds, both alike in dignity, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. A pair of star crossed lovers take their life.” This is of course from the prologue of Romeo and Juliet and I drew a picture of two stars over crossing, the house of Montague and Capulet either side, a pair of hands in the middle with blood dripping, and Romeo and Juliet lying dead at the bottom. This is it:
Then I did a drawing of their first meeting at Capulet’s party, based on the lines, “Romeo: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stend. To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. Juliet: For Saints have hands that pilgrim’s hands do touch. And palm to palm is Holy Palmer’s Kiss” I drew them at first meeting, with their hands touching palm to palm:
I think I will be doing some more drawings as I read through Romeo and Juliet, this is just my work so far, personally I think I was a bit out of proportion with that second drawing, but admittedly I need to work on that.
And that is it, all my best drawings for you to see. Click on them to see the image in full.
I shall leave you with this quote:
“Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He’s convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt. ~ Pablo Picasso.”