Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Cryptid Fossil 1

 Greetings

Here is another cryptid fossil. This is sculpted out of clay.


This one is a cat sprite.

I chose to make this a Blue Lias fossil.

I used to go on holidays to my grandmother's house at Charmouth in Dorset. The cliffs there are very unstable as they are made of Blue Lias, which is prehistoric mud and has a tendency to turn partially back to mud if it gets too wet.

This leads to cliff falls and lots of fossils in the shingle.

I have a collection of fossil belamites and ammonites, as well as a few other fossils, which I found on the beach in my childhood ( This was in the 1970's-decades before it became forbidden to collect these).

The nature of Blue Lias also means that soft parts of creatures are sometimes  fossilized, or leave  impressions ( I have a fossil with fish scales and a couple of plant impressions). 

I have reflected this with the wings and ears of this sprite.

Until next time

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Saturday, 6 August 2022

Sanctuary rework Day Fifteen

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This is how the painting looked at the end of day fourteen.


I have done more work to the landscape and fleshtones.

It now looks like this


Until next time

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Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Cryptid Fossil

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I have posted before about the fimo figures I make.

These have included faries and sprites.

I had the idea to extend this concept

Here is an imp fossil


This piece was sculpted in clay.

This is how it looked before being painted.


I am quite pleased with how this came out and plan to make some more fossils.

Maybe a small dragon next time...

Until next time

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Saturday, 30 July 2022

Sanctuary Rework day fourteen

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This is how the painting looked at the end of day thirteen


I am continuing to work on the fleshtones


This is how the painting looks now.



Until next time

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Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Laughing Lad

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Drawing human expressions is very hard, so I sometimes set myself challenges.

This is my latest attempt( based on a found image of a young man laughing)


I'm still not entirely happy, but there's only so much you can do to a drawing before old marks still show through and it becomes a bit of a mess.
 
I may attempt the same image again at some point.

Until next time

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Saturday, 23 July 2022

Sanctuary Rework Day 13

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Here's how the painting looked at the end of day 12


I have been working on the flesh tones and making minor corrections.


The painting now looks like this


Until next time

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Wednesday, 20 July 2022

On The Sofa

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Here is a new drawing from my sketchbook.


until next tiime

Adieu