Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Birds and Sketch

I have been doing battle with my Derwents and losing - usually resorting to using my watercolour pencils as a dry medium. I just found the Derwents so scratchy and could not get much colour without what seemed like way too much pressure. So I bought a set of 36 Polychromos and I love them! They are as smooth as butter and they have wonderful lightfastness! Almost too good to be true (I just have to live up to them now lol).
These are done with the new Polychromos for a Drawspace Bird ATC swap.I really could see the difference between the cards that I did with the other pencils and the second half after I got the Poly's. Its amazing what a difference a pencil can make.

Sulphur - Crested Cockatoo


This is a quick sketch that I did in the 5 mins before I had my physio appt. I loved the way the purple flower spikes curved and trailed..........done with the 6 watercolour pencils and waterbrush that I carry in my bag with the sketchbook.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Contrary to popular belief I have not shuffled off this mortal coil.........I just haven't updated the blog.......naughty naughty!

I haven't beeen much of a shutterbug, but I have some pics from my last ATC swap titled Childhood. I hosted this one on Drawspace, as well as a cartoon drawing challenge, so I haven't been totally slack while I haven't been here......

Here are a few of the cards that I did for that swap:

I will be a better blogger and be more consistant with my posts.