Thursday, 28 April 2011

Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim #3

#3 My Pet Project.

Quick studies of the little cats, Poppet and Leroy at my parents house. 

 I like the paws. Cute little pads.

Poppet and Leroy are getting pretty old now, they don't chase around any more. Neither of them kept still for very long though, even when they looked like they were sleeping.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Sewing Tuesday: Royal Wedding embroidery.

Hi there! 
I am away visiting friends and family for the Easter holidays, that's why I've chosen to do some embroidery. Embroidery is great for when you don't have a lot of time all at once and you might need to put down what you're doing and play with a cat or go for a walk or something. Embroidery is great as you can put it down and pick it up whenever you like.

I asked my friend Miss Topper what she thought I should embroider. She thought something about the Royal Wedding would be nice, since it's coming up on Friday. So, here's my design. 

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim

#2 Blind Contour Giraffes.

Today's exercise only took a few minutes but I feel like I've learned a lot about giraffes! I think I'll do this every time I try to draw something I've not drawn before.

You really do notice things you hadn't before. I didn't know about those wrinkly bits on their chests for one thing.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim - Thursday Spot.

I contacted Carla Sonheim this week to see if she minded me blogging about my progress through her book, also if there was anyone else out there doing the same thing. She replied today, yay! She said that she didn't mind at all and that a while ago she'd set up a group on Flickr where people could share their drawings! :) Great!

Here's the group

Her book is really good fun, 52 drawing exercises that take the pressure off the end product, sometimes I really need something to get me drawing, to take away the fear of going wrong or doing a 'bad' drawing. I'll be working my way through and showing the results here on a Thursday.

So here's the first one!

#1 Drawing Cats in Bed.

My initial drawings:

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sewing Tuesday: Miss Kitty's Top Hat.

Welcome to Sewing Tuesday!
I'm going to show you how to make Miss Kitty's Top Hat, here she is modelling it for us.

Illustration Friday 'Bottled'

Here's this week's entry:
I couldn't decide which to use so I'm using them all. :)

Check out the other entries, there are some great ones this week!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sewing Tuesdays

Tuesday on Holloughby will now become Sewing Tuesday! Check back here on the 12th April after school, about 4/5pm, to find simple, fun sewing projects for you to try at home. :)
The children who have attended my sewing or art clubs might recognise this little guy.
His name is Boid.

Hope to see you here next week!

Illustration Friday 'Duet'

I sketched of a couple of warbling kitties for the theme 'duet'. :)