…using pen, coloured pencil and watercolour pencil. I thought they would make fun brooches..
I’m going to use the images for prints and cards and a few other things. The brooches are available on my Etsy shop, BearsGetCrafty. Also, as they I enjoyed colouring them in so much, I thought I’d share the fun… Click here to download the colouring sheet.
I have been drawing a lot with my growing collection of Rotring pens lately. A lot of bears and cats and pug faces. I thought it would be interesting to try an actual pet portrait. Fatwans kindly agreed to be my guinea pig. (Obviously Fatwans is neither a pet nor a guinea pig, but a rather beautiful cat with her own Twitter account. Follow her here.) I’m reasonably pleased with the result.
It looks better in real life, I haven’t quite worked out how to scan pen drawings without the lines dominating. Tips welcome 🙂
A poem about by Gavin Ewart about his elderly cat. I read this poem many years ago and remembered it when my cat, Hobbes, was elderly. Unfortunately I didn’t have a copy of the poem and looked for it for years. When Dom suggested sharing children’s poems leading up to National Poetry Day, I took at look at the Children’s Poetry Archive site for inspiration. There was the poem. 🙂
The photo is of Hobbes. Enjoying the sun in his last summer. 🙂
Sunday lolling in the conservatory with the cat and a good book. ‘Astro Poetica’ in hardback. It’s so nice to hold it’s putting a big smile on my face. The cover is shiny black and silver. It has a couple of extra poems and illustrations and if you’re quick you’ll get a piece of free art (by me) when you buy it.
You may have noticed that Leo modelled for one of the illustrations.