St Georges Day Batch

‘Ello mates! Happy St Georges day! 🇬🇧

…Well alright, I’m a day late (both for uploading and for St Georges)…. these were supposed to be uploaded yesterday, but I was too tired to upload them then, so have posted this now.

I used the time I could get to create these for Tiny Treasures, and (obviously!) these are inspired by the English patron saint, St George. Please don’t kill me for yet another horrendous photograph… I’m aware that there’s a terrible glare at the bottom, but I couldn’t try to arrange these any better.

ST Georges Batch

Pride Of The English: ACEO batch inspired by our national St Georges Day.

I completed the designs using ink for outlines, and various coloured pencils, ink, and inktense pencils for the colours, layering to get gradated effects.

I actually challenged myself within this challenge by drawing a horse… in my eyes, besides figures and portraits, horses are the most unforgiving living subjects to draw, even in this style… There’s so much to pay attention to when drawing them, and getting one factor wrong means trouble… but I quite enjoyed doing this batch overall.

Tally = 27

All of these designs are Trading Card/ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Designs are named the following:

Top Left: The Dragon (Why did I forget to draw his wings??)
Top Right: English She Wolf
Bottom Left: George-Fiti
Bottom Right: Man and Mount

Please note that I’m still quite busy, so forgive me for my absence, but I’ll try to be around when I have time.

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Wolf and Sheep Batch

And finally… these two beasties have been coloured in and are now finished. I must say, I’m not sure whether I like them or hate them, but they’re as close as I’m going to get to what I had planned for this concept…

Additionally, I’m still not 100% satisfied that I like my designing format… I’m feeling urgent about making my designs look less flat… but admittedly, I’m somewhat struggling to figure it out.

I completed both ACEO’s using Inktense pencils as before, only this time, I added some white ink highlights for interest. See below.

Wolf and Sheep ACEO's
Wolf and Sheep Size Comparison

Photo 1 Shows the finished ACEO deisgns
Photo 2 Shows the ACEO’s next to my original planned sketches.

My tally is now 23 (I don’t include the large sketches they’re there just for size comparison).

Both of the final designs are Trading Card/ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Designs are named the following:

(Top photo)  Left: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
(Top photo) Right: Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

Please note My posting schedule might become more irregular from here, but I’ll try to still be active given the circumstances. Thanks for staying with me!

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Thanks so much for stopping by… Until next time!

Wolf and Sheep

Happy Easter Monday all! This is a kind of Work In Progress I was going to do for my art challenge, but wasn’t confident enough to fulfil. I thought I’d do my very own twist on the “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” phrase.

Wolf and sheep rough

Who’s wearing who!? : A wolf and “sheep” dressed as each other.

In this rough, I’ve drawn a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing and a Sheep (which is actually a goat) in Wolf’s Clothing. I liked the idea of having colourful backgrounds, but with the subjects themselves being coloured in a more dull and grungy way. It has a sort of macabre feel for a “spring” theme, but why not? That’s just me!

The marks and notes around the page are just miniature swatches and thoughts to help me with the next stage. Here’s hoping I can turn this practice into 2 ACEO’s!

Drawn using “line and wash” using ink, with Inktense pencils on a Lay-flat pad. I hope you enjoy! Cheers for now!

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