Friday, 22 October 2010


Oooh well I would love a little frazzled kitten like this. He's looking a bit like he's had an electric shock, but at least he does look furry which is what I was trying to achieve. I copied this picture from a book called 'How to Draw Anything' and the original picture was drawn with conte crayons. I just used a 2B pencil.

I am now getting in the mood for getting back into card making again. I know what I'm like when I've had a break, and with Christmas approaching I better make a start. Otherwise it'll be two days before Christmas and I'll suddenly get in the mood for making Christmas cards and it'll be too late. Also Stampin Up's new catalogue is out and it's full of the most gorgeous things and ideas to get me going.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by ...

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Happy Autumn Squirrel

Here is another drawing I did using Claudia Nice's book for inspiration. I so admire her drawings, she's amazing. Drawing fur is time consuming but I'm going to keep practising doing it as I need to improve so much.

Another thing I want to get better at is needle felting. I've made a few things but I haven't really made things as well as I've wanted to. Luckily for me, a new shop has opened up in Taunton (UK) called 'HandMaiden's' which sells all hand made things and even better than that is going to run a few classes. If they get enough people interested they are going to do needle felting so I've put my name down.

This is the best thing I've made so far, my sweet little donkey. I'll let you into a secret ... I actually intended him to be a rabbit to begin with but he ended up looking like a donkey so that's what I turned him into :).

Anyway check this out for some very sweet knitted pigs with wigs - so cute and funny.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ....

Monday, 18 October 2010

Bunny Love

Oh I can't believe how I have abandoned my blog lately!!! I think I've just got side tracked by so many other things.

Anyhooo here is a practice scribble I did of bunnies, another favourite critter of mine. I know the paws of the one in the foreground are extremely weird, but I'm not that great at paws. I was trying to practice drawing fur which is something I really need to get better at. I copied these buns by a book by Claudia Nice (Painting and Drawing your Favourite Animals). And notice the smudgy paper?? Well that was me constantly erasing.

I need about 10 erasers, the one I use is soooo dirty it just transfers back onto the paper. The other thing I need to is more sharpeners because I use them so much they end up blunt and then my pencil ends up blunt and then I can't draw properly - boo!

Well I don't have a lot to write about which is probably why I haven't written up my blog. I like to have something to say and for some reason I just can't think of anything. Does this mean my life has got so boring? Hmmm, Maybe! Oh well ....

Thanks for stopping by ... be back tomorrow with a squirrel :)

Monday, 4 October 2010

Greyhound sketch

Here is a sketch I did of a greyhound but I'm wondering whether it looks a bit horse like? Hmm!

I love greyhounds, they are so beautiful and cute at the same time. I have tried drawing a whole greyhound, legs and all but I find that quite difficult - trying to get everything in proportion. I usually end up with one of the legs being shorter than the rest!

I'm a little stressed this morning as I've got a dentist appointment with 3 fillings to look forward too! Only 4 hours to go!!

Thanks for stopping by ...

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Another Cheetah

I spent a lot of time drawing this Cheetah. It actually wore me out and I wondered why I chose something with so many spots! I really wish I wasn't so heavy handed with my drawings. I need to improve that. This Cheetah didn't have a happy expression but neither did it have such a sad look either.

I have a real love of Cheetahs. I read a book called 'Pippa' when I was young, by Joy Adamson and I think that was the start of my fascination with them. Plus they are exquisitely beautiful creatures.

It is raining heavily outside. I don't mind so much as I don't need to go out so I'm having a cosy Sunday. Will probably watch a film this afternoon while doing some more drawing practice.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday :)

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Cheetah Love

Well I have been really quiet on the blogging front lately. I've given card making a rest for now. I've been giving more attention to my drawing. I need to practice as I really want to get better. I can't draw and make cards as well cos I can't give enough attention to either so I need to focus on just one thing at a time. I will get back to card making and you'll see some of my cards now and again but for awhile it might be just my drawings.

I adore Cheetahs so this is what I copied from a black and white photograph. It's a bit rough and I wish I could draw fur correctly but I guess that's why I need to practice more.

We are due for a rainy weekend here in the UK which is okay by me as it means I will stay in and work on some more pictures.

Thanks for stopping by ... another Cheetah coming up tomorrow :)