Saturday, 21 November 2020

Horse

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week.

After I left Art College I worked in an office for twenty years, doing various jobs for the same charitable organisation.

This work was often unchallenging, repetitive and (frankly) dull.

In one of my posts I found myself seeking any creative outlet .

In odd moments and breaks, I made this six and a half cm model of a rearing horse out of paperclips.




It's not a job I regret being made redundant from.


Until next time

Adieu




Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Elf Knight

 Greetings

Here is a drawing from my sketch books.


Until next time

Adieu


Saturday, 14 November 2020

For Honour

 Hi

Here is an extra post for this week

This is an ink painting I did some years ago.

The motto  Nemo Me Impune Lacessit is from the Order of the Thistle.

It means (roughly) "No one insults me with impunity."



Until next time

Adieu




Wednesday, 11 November 2020

New drawing

 Greetings

Here is a new drawing of a young man reclining in his underwear.



Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Dragon and Butterfly

 Greetings

Here is an acrylic fantasy painting I did some time ago.

I wrote a short story about a dragon and a butterfly many years ago , where the dragon finds, in the end, that he can't just destroy his opponent.



Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Hose

 Greetings

Here is a drawing of young man stripped to his hose.




Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Woodland Elf Strip

Greetings

I have been doing further experiments with Photoshop.

I have posted about my comic Elfsex before.

This is my character Woodlore.

I have reworked the picture I drew before and, using the layers option available in Photoshop, have made pictures of him and in various stages of dress and, indeed, undressed. 


Here he is in his usual outfit.

Then I've added some leather gear.


Next, here he is in just the leather gear and , finally...


...here he is nude.

I have been working on different ways to do the flesh tones and am quite pleased with how it has turned out.

Until next time

Adieu







Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Hussar

 Greetings

Here is a drawing from my sketch book based on a picture by Tom of Finland.




I call this one "Finland Hussar"

Until next time

Adieu


Sunday, 11 October 2020

More work on oil painting

 Greetings 


I have done some more work on my current oil painting.

last time I posted it looked like this


After quite a lot of work, it now looks like this



The painting is very nearly finished. I now need to live with it for a bit to see if there are any little things that need tweaking. 

It has now entered the most difficult phase...

I have to decide when to leave it alone.

Until next time 


Adieu


Wednesday, 7 October 2020

squire

 Greetings

Here is a drawing from my sketchbook of a cute young man in shirt and hose.




Until next time

Adieu


Sunday, 4 October 2020

Hero

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week

I found this picture in one of my portfolios.


 
Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Teddy's arms

 Greetings

For many years my husband, Teddy, and I were members of the Far Isles Medieval Society.

This is a group that was (in the far mists of time) once part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Members may have two characters in the Far Isles based, often very loosely, on historical periods between 500 and 1603.

I served many years as King of Arms for the society and, hence vetted and created many achievements of arms.

One of Teddy's characters had - supposedly- trained a flock of killer sheep and had thus been granted arms as: 

 Tenne a sheep in wolf''s clothing proper.

This was a red-brown shield with a sheep with a wolfskin cloak standing ( as this was thought an appropriate pose for a sheep).

Teddy was never very happy with these arms, as he felt a killer sheep should be more warlike. 

His other character was a Renaissance fop and I designed appropriate arms;

Chequey vert and or a russet apple slipped with a bite taken from the sinister chief proper.

Teddy's favourite colours are green and yellow. Hence, he was happier with these arms.

In time the membership and flavour of the society changed and we decided to leave.

Teddy, however, had been elected king ( Head of Society) three times and was, much to his ( but nobody elses) surprise made a Life member. We were also told that this sort of extended to me too and I am now a sort of Associate Life Member-weird but apparently true.

 Anyway, when we decided to get married, I decided to draw up a new achievement for Teddy, combining his previous coats and rectifying previous design errors.


The blazon is: Tenne, a sheep in wolf's clothing rampant in chief a label dovetailed chequey vert and or charged with a russet apple slipped with a bite from the sinister chief proper

He is very happy with these new arms.

At some point I will draw up the two marriage achievments. 

As per the ruling of the Collage of Arms for same sex marrige coats,they will be impaled.

 Mine will have my arms  (  per fess gules and argent a demi lion defamed and the base of a dragon volant tail enflamed conjoined and countercharged) on the dexter and his on the sinister and his will have his arms on the dexter and mine on the sinister.

Until next time

Adieu




Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Slaveboy

 Greetings


I was tidying the studio the other day and came across a box of old sculptures.

Many have now been discarded, as I have made better ones since, or , indeed, better versions.

I have, however decided to keep this one, which I made in 2011.





Until next time


Adieu

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Cute Frenchie

 Greetings

This is a drawing of a cute young Napoleonic officer from my sketch books.



Until next time

Adieu


Wednesday, 9 September 2020

The Thinker

 Greetings

As I have previously mentioned, I have been working on a new Fimo figure.

I have now completed it.








I like to set myself challenges. This figure is not only squatting down but is also resting on the ball of his feet. 


The figure is 9cm high.

I am calling it "The Thinker".

Until next time

Adieu


Sunday, 6 September 2020

Unicorn boy

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week

I found this drawing in one of my sketch books. 




I think this is the first time I have done a drawing of a  human/creature hybrid.

Until next time

Adieu



Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Tarty Elf

Greetings

I have been doing experiments with Fimo. 

I wanted to make a standing figure, but Fimo is too soft to maintain its structure through the half hour cooking process and its probable that  a wire structure would heat up and crack the clay

I speculated that it should be possible to make a standing Fimo figure without using a wire support if I made it in two pieces( front and back) and then clayed over and smoothed the joint.

I made the back of the figure and cooked it. I then made the front of the figure and joined them together and cooked it again.

 I then had to do quite a lot of carving and sanding and remodeling, as this process makes it more difficult to judge anatomy in the round.

The good thing about fimo, however is that it can be cooked and recooked over again.

This is the finished figure , which is about 18 cm high.








The boots have high heels . 

There is no wire structure and the figure is stable.

I think I can count the experiment a success.

As an additional feature the Fimo I used for the flesh of this figure is luminous, so he glows greenish with the lights off!

I am currently working on a figure crouching and up on the balls of its feet, which I am making in sections. It is going quite well so far.

Until next time


Adieu

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Karate

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week

This is a drawing of a young man doing martial arts that I found in one of my sketch books.


Until next time


Adieu



Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Boyfriends

Greetings

Here's a manga-style drawing from my sketch book




Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Oakleaf

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week.

This is a new small fimo sculpture.

I call this  Oakleaf Sprites

Until next time


Adieu

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Manga Blond In Leather

 Greetings

Here is a cute blond in a little bit of leather.




Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Elf Lad With Staff

 Greetings

Here is an extra post for this week.

This is a drawing of an elf that I found in one of my sketchbooks.


 

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Offering

 Greetings


Here is another drawing from my sketch book.


I'm calling this  An offering to Hermes

Until next time

Adieu

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Elven Greeting

 Greetings


Here is a picture from my sketch book'



This is how elf boys say 'hello'...

Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

All Dressed up

Greetings

Here is a picture I found in one of my portfoilos




 Until next time

Adieu

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Seventeenth Century Fop

Greetings

I recently found an old photo of me in my burgundy wool 17th Century suit.

This was taken many years ago when I still had long hair.

The wool for the suit is about 50 per cent cashmere, so is wonderfully soft.

The suit is trimmed with silver lace, silver and gold twist metal braid and  brass 'turk's head knot' buttons.

Aigletted ribbon points tie the britches to the doublet.


Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Elf Lad

Greetings

An extra post for this week.

Here is a sketch of a cute elf from my sketch book




Until next time

Adieu

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Dandy

Greetings

This is another drawing from one of my sketch books.


Until next time

Adieu

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Tempest

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Here is an extra post for this week.

I was looking through images I have kept of my sold work and found this one.

This picture was painted many years ago and I had only just started taking photos of pictures when I sold them.

This is a scan of a photo of the framed picture and is, hence, not as sharp as it might be.



I think I called it " Tempest".

Until next time

Adieu

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Young man's back

Greetings

Here is a pencil study from one of my sketch books of a young man's back.



Until next time

Adieu