Friday, 23 March 2012

Another Swan Lake picture

Here is another Swan Lake picture! This time it features Odette transforming from a swan into a human, in the scene where Siegfried first sees her. I love this story because it has a perfect mix of romance, magic and tragedy. As well as princes and princesses of course :)

This has taken me quite a while as it's a fairly complicated image, and backgrounds (the water and trees) just seem to take forever.

I created it by scanning a pencil image into Photoshop and colouring it digitally.

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For an even bigger view I recommend clicking, then right clicking, and selecting 'view image'.

Close up of Odette.

The Pencil Image.

I have some news regarding my Wuthering Heights postcard: It is going to be exhibited in Keighley library starting on the 14th of April and later going 'on tour'. This is as much as I know at the moment and will update with any new information.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Wuthering Heights

I just entered a competition/exhibition called A Postcard to Emily which calls for postcard sized artwork on the theme of Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books of all time so I had to enter!

I only found out about the competition on Thurdsay and it had to be sent by 12 o clock today so I've been working really hard to get finished.
This is the image I submitted - it was created using pencils and Photoshop CS2.

I thought some people might be interested to know a bit about my working process so I've uploaded the image at the finished pencil work stage. 

and for and even earlier stage, here is my initial rough plan !

As always, please click the images for a larger view.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sketches of Nick

These are some sketches I did of my boyfriend while he was practicing the classical guitar.

It's a good time to draw as he hardly moves (apart from his hands)!