Cute Donkeys in Ink

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I love little donkeys, they are so cute! I did this using my TWISBI fountain pen with black DeAtramentis ink, and then coloured using Copic marker pens and a white gel pen. It is in my A4 size Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook…
It did take longer than my usual done in one sitting sort of sketch… I drew it roughly in pencil first, then did the black ink with the fountain pen, which took a couple of sittings, and then finally did the colouring (which also took a couple of sittings) … I usually only get a chance to do this sort of thing at night, and not for great amounts of time, so it does take a few attempts over a few days on a larger more involved one…



Copic Competition Entry

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“Ms. Charlie Chaplin”
Done entirely in Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner and Copic Opaque White. This is a medium I really love – Ink has always been a favourite, and I really enjoyed this subject as well.

‘This was for a competition, which I saw promoted on the Eckersleys website.  The idea was to make a work of art, using only Copic, and then post it on Instagram. The idea of winning a complete range of comic pens etc. was incredibly tempting (like over $4,000 worth!) and although I am not very confident of winning (there are MANY wonderful artists around), it was still worth having a go!


Some of my latest Pet Portraits

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I have been very busy with commissioned Pet Portraits lately… here are just a few of them…

Ink and Watercolour of Charlie 😊


These 3 beautiful babies were done in Ink and Watercolour:


Two Charcoal Portraits:



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Rockingham Castaways Exhibition from my Sketchbook

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Rockingham Watercolour Sketch – Each year I love to do sketches and paintings from the Rockingham Castaways Exhibition… clever people making their sculptures from all recycled materials… this year was no exception for me, and I think this is the fourth painting I have done from the 2016 event.
I love Rockingham … I love our beautiful beaches and the sense of community spirit shown in events such as this… This sketch was done using ink and watercolour in my Stillman and Birn A5 size sketchbook.


Acrylic Sketch/Painting also from the Castaways Exhibition

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The third sketch from the Rockingham Castaways exhibition… (the first two i uploaded in the last post on here)  this time done in acrylic in my Zeta – Stillman and Birn A5 size sketchbook, using acrylic paint and some watercolour pencils for detail… this is such a brilliant exhibition … sculptures all along the beach, made from all recycled materials, I love it every year 😊


Sketching at Rockingham Castaways Exhibition

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We went down to the Rockingham Foreshore to see the ‘Castaways 2016’ exhibition.  We took lots of photos – the ocean makes a beautiful backdrop to all of the sculptures on display…   We sat for a little while and did a sketch ‘en plein air’ … it was lovely to sit in the warm sun and fresh air… this was the view, and the first of what will probably be many sketches on this theme… this was done using water ccolour and ink …


the next sketch was again using water colour and ink…

The actual sculpture was done by Carlo Sacchero and it was titled ‘The Plumbers Nightmare’