Sunday, January 25, 2009

CLIMBING


Graphite pencil sketch as done into my journal


watercolour on watercolour paper


copic marker pens on bleed proof paper,


pastel pencils on cream coloured pastel paper.

Today is the last day of a weeks holiday and tomorrow I return to work. This means even less time to spend with my passion of drawing and creating, so today I think I was carried away with wanting to try out some experiments in case I don't get a chance in the next few weeks.

I began by sketching a koala climbing a gum tree, then another koala and
more gum trees. I wanted to try out some colour but not mess up my original drawing so I photocopied my pencilled drawing onto 3 different papers. watercolour paper, bleed proof paper 70gsm, and pastel paper. Then decided to just let rip with the colour and not get too precious, just create.

I have put all the pictures up for blog visitors to look at. I am not sure which I prefer, I had fun with the pastel this time, enjoyed the water colour, and always interesting with the texta marker pens. They are all only small sketches on A4 size paper. I prefer working with acrylic on canvas when I do use colour but those pictures take me a lot longer.

Thought I would share with you a Koala in the gum trees. I am fortunate that my family and I live in a house surrounded by many gum trees and from time to time a Koala will visit, they are hard to spot. If I get chance I will look through my photos and post a photo of a koala in our garden.
Our recent family visitor hoped to see a Koala in our garden and all he got to see was the photo and a video we took. I hope he sees this blog as I am thinking of him.

10 comments:

Cat W said...

hey there! really nice piece! i guess we kinda had the same idea in mind. well,as they say, great minds think alike!

Roberta said...

I like this a lot! great composition...

tsu-mina said...

I like so much koalas...I'm trying to discover again the techniques too...Nice.

ValGalArt said...

I love koalas and all of your images are wonderful and so well done! Love em! :) I am linking to you.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, very cool! It's so hard to decide which I like the best. They're all wonderful with their different qualities. Hmmmmm, perhaps the watercolor is my favorite. Looks like it was so much fun.

You are SO lucky to be visited by the occasional koala! Wow! They are so cuddly!

oh look, my verification word is MASAI.

zingtrial said...

“To me, it’s not work. When I draw and I write, I find it relaxing.Nice Work.Wishing you all the best :)

flower girl said...
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flower girl said...

Beautiful!!Its so fun to try different techniques color an illustration! very well done! =)

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Soo cute! We had similar ideas, right?! Pandas and Koalas are both so adorable. :o)

yoon see said...

Yeah you are so creative and really work hard to produce these brilliant pieces.
I love how you have put up this different styles together here:)