So whilst (yes whilst!) I was tidying up all my art junk, I came across this ink painting I started about a year ago. I quite like it - although I can't decide whether its finished or not. It reminded me how much I enjoy working on larger canvases (it's A2). It really gives you space to be more expressive and more detailed - without hunching over and squinting your eyes! Trouble is, working on anything bigger than A4 takes up, at least, a 5 metre radius work space. So I've decided it's time I created more space.
So I did a week long illustration course about 2 years ago - which I loved - the result was a little picture book I created to illustrate scenes from Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven'. I didn't totally love the work I produced, but the experience was well worth it. Below is one of my illustrations.
I am still in two minds about digital art. I like the control you get with it, and I like messing around with all the effects. I also like that I don't have to clean up afterwards. But... there's something missing. Anyway here is another digital drawing/painting or whatever you want to call it.
I've been looking for ways to create an embroidery effect in photoshop and found this cross-stitch pattern which I think works really well. Although I think the design has to be simple with as few colours as possible.