I first heard about illustrator Meg James via the Cass Art blog. She has recently published her first book Clarksport and you’ll find a selection of her beautiful illustrations on her website. She seems to work predominantly in pencil and her creations are charming – worth checking them out – http://www.megjamesillustration.com/ Continue reading Illustrator Meg James
A couple of friends recently moved house and I didn’t have any New Home cards ready made so I decided to make a selection. The first is a simple illustration that can also be used if you’re moving and want to send out your new address to family and friends. The second, third and fifth took a bit more time, simple design made up of … Continue reading New Home Greetings Cards
Trying a few art journal exercises to get me thinking a bit more. This one is an exercise I really struggle with – drawing an image without taking my pencil off the paper. If you’re looking for some inspiration checkout my earlier post – https://ragtagmagpie.com/2017/05/05/keeping-an-art-journal-prompts/ Continue reading Art Journal Exercise
the Mary Poppins film was released on this day in 1964 so in celebration my daily doodle has a Chim Chim Cher-ee feel Continue reading Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
On this day….. In 1890: American artist Man Ray was born. Born Emmanuel Radnitzkyhe spent most of his career in France. Generally known for his Dada and surrealist creations. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. In 1965 Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier died. A Swiss … Continue reading On This Day…..
Charcoal sketch but a complete cheat as I copied from a much better artist Continue reading Daily Doodle
Today is the birthday of film director, producer, artist, writer and animator Tim Burton. Whilst most will know him for his gothic and quirky films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Sleepy Hollow and Alice I love his dark and eccentric illustrations. Continue reading Happy Birthday Tim Burton
English artist Graham Vivian Sutherland was born in 1903, famous for creating the unpopular portrait of Winston Churchill, Sutherland worked in glass, fabrics and paints. Sutherland is also known for his harrowing war paintings. Other notable events on this day in history In 1456 the printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed. In 1932 American pilot Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across … Continue reading On This Day In History
This was one of my first Rag tag characters – little Yurgle. When I drew it I had no idea how I’d manage to get bright red floppy hair but found some gorgeous textured yarn that worked really well. Continue reading Another Little Critter Creation
I’ve made a few things using wire and a little while back I made some figures from a mixture of basic garden wire that you can pick up in your local DIY store and some thinner craft wire. If you fancy trying something a bit different below are some basic instructions. You start by molding a basic stick man shape from wire, I used … Continue reading Creating Wire Figures