My Big Fury Friend

My Big Fury Friend

I am so excited about this little guy! He's not entirely compete yet but he's getting there! I'm yet to decide on his name.

maybe a Harry... Or Rodney, perhaps Stewart? I'll get there. 

He's super chilled, extra happy and gives extra special big soft hugs! I've always wanted to wrap myself in the arms of a giant sloth and this is the closest I've gotten so far. 

 

 

Nap time with Sloth

Nap time with Sloth

The sweetest of cheeks!

The sweetest of cheeks!

The larger scale!

When i first started these huge scale works in painting it was a massive stretch for me in style. the only large scale works i had done before had been refined detailed mixed medium drawing and watercolour. so this was a lot more loosey goosey for the hands! Its always a little exciting and a little nerve racking at the start of trying something new. At the start my hands didn't know what to do with the huge pools of Watercolour circulating around my desk with my feet soaked, dancing around my studio floor like it was raining. but slowly my arms and hands loosened with my eyes discovering a new rhythm of painting!
Now this was fun!
Putting the brushes down more and sculpting the page with my hands, I was entirely immersed and loving it!

 

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

Ive had this little dream inside my head for ages and couldn't wait to get it down in colour! i just had no clue how i was going to go about it. i always carry my little sketch book around with me so when i get these ideas i can jot them down straight away... whether it be on a bus or a long road trip. It is often these first little sketches that i end up sticking with for the final piece, only ever tweaking a few minor angles as i get bored if I'm repeating the same drawing twice. I'm often way too eager and excited to get colour to paper!

Creature series - Seaturtle & Me

Creature series - Seaturtle & Me

Just The Start

Just The Start

I'm so excited to begin sharing with you guys little snippets of artworks I'm currently in the process of finishing and the journey on which they all take.

Its all exciting, new and adventurous!

Snippet of one of the creature series works - spotted eagle ray