Tuesday, June 21, 2011

snow

6 months ago I was at home, in the snow:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

emu

Another new design I've been playing with - emu feathers.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

stick pots

Yesterday's stick insect sketches made their way onto pots today;


I started with a light sketch in brown underglaze pencil, then one or 2 layers of dark brown underglaze and a bit of shadow with the pencil again. I haven't used either of these products to stoneware before, so I don't know how the colour will fire, especially under a glaze - they may just fade and burn out.

Monday, June 13, 2011

sticks

Early this year, a good friend gifted some stick insects to me as pets. 2 spiny leaf stick insects to be precise. One boy (known as Boy) and one girl with a missing leg (known as Girl). They live in a bunch of eucalyptus leaves on my coffee table and are terribly civilised; they only wander off when they run out of leaves and their poop smells like gum leaves! I've been wanting to draw them for months and last night, finally did:
[click image to enlarge]

Wednesday, June 01, 2011