Thursday, January 31, 2013

Just more girly sketches

So I have been having a lot of fun drawing this little girl character. 
Here are a few sneak peeks of some of the poses I've been practicing.
Yup, fun. Now I need to practice my cat anatomy - I really do need practice with that!

Also I have set up a Facebook page!
And at the moment I am running a little arty giveaway - if you very kindly like and share my page, you'll go in the draw to receive a custom pencil drawing just for you! 
Plus I'll even post you the original - my treat. :)

So come and find me at HanDrawn on Facebook!

Monday, January 28, 2013

IF: Wings

Swings are my favourite - if you close your eyes, it feels like you're flying!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Exciting times!

Well, life has been super busy lately, however there are some exciting things underway. 
One of which is a book illustration opportunity that has popped up, which looks fantastic!
The little story is so very cute, and the characters are delightful, so I am hoping that I can do justice to them! 

I drew up some very rough concept drawings for the main character who is a little girl - and asked the author if I could share it with you guys on here for some feedback. 

So here are some of the concepts. At the moment the one that most people have chosen is the one at the bottom right who is kneeling down. The only thing I am trying to decide now is whether to give her the eyes that she has here - or to keep the same design for the hair and body but give her eyes like the character on the far left. 

What are your thoughts everyone? Your feedback is most welcome! I'll keep working away on some concepts and maybe pop up some more soon!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hair cut time again methinks

So we have a fresh new look for the blog!
I hope you like it (feedback is very welcome by the way).

I have decided that I think it is time I got a haircut. I saw a very cool pic in a magazine today that inspired me.

So I was thinking of getting something along these lines...

Only problem is that my hair is curly - and not lovely ringlets of delight curly - more like frizz bomb curly. :P

However, I got a new hair straightener for Christmas, which is a joy for people with hair like mine. So I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe - I could pull this off. I'll let you know how it goes!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oh yeah...

And I'm on Pinterest now too! 
So come and visit! It's so delightfully addictive! :D

Revamp time!!

Don't you love that word? Revamp? 
It sounds exciting and dangerous - and I think that probably sums up how I am feeling about making some changes here on my blog. 

Things have been on hold for a while on here as Christmas and New Year happened, and work has been busy - so it is about time some changes started happening.

I am hoping to up the anti a little bit, personalise things a bit more, and I'm even looking at getting an Etsy store set up! I thought I would give it a go selling some artwork - I'm not sure how it will go, but it will be fun in the meantime! So stay tuned!

In the meantime, here are some pictures from my holidays...

A Christmas Kitten that I never got around to colouring

The fantastically cool Christmas card that my very cool work colleague made for me. 
All you who are fans of Parks & Recreation will appreciate this - and I - in turn, appreciate you. 

My new memory stick which I love very much.

A little drawing of a little girl.

A day at the beach - NZ beaches are fab.

Thanks for stopping by!