I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
This began as a study of armour. While researching women’s armour , I was annoyed by how sexualised the images were. The women were all beautiful, sexy and usually scantily clad. This seems so stupid. What good is armour that doesn’t cover your most vulnerable parts? So I set out to draw a more realistic warrior, strong and sturdy, suitably clad for the fight.
I am loving sketching when I am out and about. It is very different than working in my studio - and gives me ideas for my imaginary drawings.
This was inspired by one of @JunkyardSam's drawings. I loved his linked islands and wanted to do my version. Thankyou Junkyard Sam for your inspiration. It is good fun to try on someone else’s outlook.
Poor little sapling that was in our drive. I pulled it and the roots were so beautiful that I had to draw them.
Detail of the Squirrel and the Hare
An experiment to see if I could represent decay using line. I learned a lot.
The ink drops were unintentional. The hazards of using a fountain pen.
Pen and ink in my moleskine sketchbook.
While visiting a friend, I took some time to draw his cabin.
That soft squishy frog body feels the need for some protection in times like these.
This guy is feeling a bit fragile today, so he got his armour out.
Rat armoured up and ready to defend. Fountain pen in my moleskine.
Trying out different approaches with my fountain pen.
Playing with some animals in armour in my sketchbook.
I went out drawing in the nearby town and saw this attractive house on the edge of the park. I think it must have been built there before the park came into being.
I love drawing when I am waiting on someone. It transforms the time, and rather than feeling impatient often I am hoping they will take longer so I can finish the drawing.
The Primal inktober prompt today is Hunter. Not sure this is finished, fountain pen in my moleskine sketchbook.
This is the full spread in my moleskine of Return of the Polar Bear. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century, with my own changes.
This is the other half of Return of the Polar Bear, a drawing in my moleskine. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century. I began it as a way to try out his intricate use of line and hatching. The subject matter altered some along the way - his etching didn't have any animals, and of course mine had to be all about the animals. I also simplified. It turned out to be a wonderful lesson.
It is day 14 of inktober2020 and I couldn't resist the prompt Armor.
A detail from Polar Bear Ship, a recently finished drawing after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist of the 15th century. I changed it a fair bit, his didn't have polar bears - or any animals. I wanted to try out his style. I like this way of drawing.