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Illustrations I am loving

Trying to get some inspiration as I’d love to get back into drawing and painting, especially as my lovely friend Letty got me some new paints for my baby shower. Plus I am always on the lookout for new artworks to drool over.

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I think recently I have been really drawn to pastel colours, I think it’s my wanting to decorate my house full of colour that’s coming through. I’d love this as a piece on my wall, It’s all the tiny details I love, the laces in particular..is it weird I love those laces..

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Look at all those delicate lines and details, I think if I had the money my house would look like a circus with all the different artworks i’d buy. I’ve curated many things, so maybe i’d find a way to make it work..but it would probably look like a circus.

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Similar with the eye print, I love drawings of lips. What can I say, I think quite a few pins and artworks of lips have made their way onto the blog the last year and a half.

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Can’t go wrong with botanicals, especially palm trees. I get so jealous every time I see a blogger instagram a gorgeous sunset or sunrise with a coloured sky framing the palm trees…right now I look outside and it’s rather grey..

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It’s a little soppy, yet completely lovely no?

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This is one of my favourite pieces of the post. The colour contrast, the silhouette , it works.

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Can’t go wrong with a pair of shoes. ever. I’d like a series of these, all different shoes in different colours..

I can’t rave enough about pinterest, if you don’t have it honestly take a look. No matter what your into. Fitness, cooking, music, photography every category or hobby you can think of, there will be thousands of pins..I spend way too much time on pinterest..

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52 WEEK DRAWING CHALLENGE: TWINS BIRTHDAY

So me being behind in my drawings worked out to the best in the end as today it’s my gorgeous twin nieces second birthday. Look how that worked out.. So I attempted to draw them…now according to Richard apparently I can’t draw ages.. which might be true as the twins look like 10 in this drawing. Plus they have no hands…they do actually have hands I just can’t draw hands, so there are polka dots to try and deter away from the no hand situation.. (have said hands too many times now). Which in turn made the picture very busy..

 

So yeah a total success….remember this doesn’t do them any justice, it’s like a cartoon version of them.. But here is a big happy birthday for Amelia and Eliza, from Aunty Sophie and Uncle Richard.

Note. Richard did not help draw the image…

 

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 I like the writing… poor chums, they are so much cuter in real life I promise you!  ted and rabbit who made an appearance , I think are dead on. Also Eliza doesn’t wear hoop earrings, that’s just an awkward place polka dot.

Anyway we are going back this weekend to celebrate with them, so wait for our DIY post coming up on Saturday for what we did for their presents!!

Happy Thursday all



NEW PRINTS FOR OUR GALLERY WALL: RYAN BERKLEY PRINTS

So I was so excited to receive two prints in the post today which we brought off an Etsy shop called Berkley Illustrations. They are just so brilliantly awesome I am just in awe. To put it simply, their illustrations make me very happy. Just go and check out their shop. I challenge you not to be smiling after 10 seconds. Anyway, excuse the crappy iphone pictures, they do not do these justice but here are our latest editions for our gallery wall.

 

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 I mean, just look at them? Genius no? The variety they do is insane, me and Richard spent a good hour choosing between the sloth and the otter. We have already decided on the next two that we want..or maybe four..

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52 WEEK DRAWING CHALLENGE: DRAW YOUR FAMILY

As I mentioned before, I went back to my home town with Richard to see some family, and this weeks drawing ties in really well with the weekend I had.

So I only sketched my immediate family, as had I included partners and babies, it would have been one in depth drawing, maybe I will draw the whole family another day. And as me and Richard both do this blog I thought I would do another drawing of his family too.

So I didn’t do my usual Photoshop thing. I sketched out the portraits in pencil then re-outlined them in pen. That was it. Then I scanned them in. I didn’t want to add colour as I really like how crisp they look just being done in pen.

My family portrait. woodenflamingo.com

My family portrait. woodenflamingo.com

Ok so from L-R We have Ben, Simon, Me, Abby, my Mum (Ali) and My Dad (Nick). I think Abby looks the most realistic, the head tilt thing she does when she is taking selfies and her little pea head too. It’s like I’m looking at a photograph…

 

 

The Sanders Family Portrait. woodenflamingo.com

The Sanders Family Portrait. woodenflamingo.com

The Sanders. L-R William, Peter, Richard, Beth, Pat (Richards Mum) and Bob (Richards Dad). Peter looks the most realistic here, which is always the way for some reason. When we made ginger bread men (personalised versions that is), Peter’s one looked spot on.

 

Anyway I hope you enjoyed my family portraits. This is technically last weeks, so I will be doing another drawing this week. This weeks theme is Twins…Hmm wonder what I could do for that one.

 

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52 WEEK DRAWING CHALLENGE: A FLAMINGO ILLUSTRATION

So here’s last weeks drawing which is slightly late, but I hope it’s  worth the wait. It was a bird theme last week. I did a flamingo, surprised? But I made her slightly flashy, why be normal hey.  I have been really enjoying doing all these little projects over the weeks, think I found a basic drawing style which I kind of go to now and do. But enough baffle…ta da..

 

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She’s quite pretty no? I’ve done a male equivalent, but that will be for another day.

I hope everyone enjoyed their bank holiday weekend! I did a ten mile bike ride, so I am now crippled but hey, thats the pain of looking cute while cycling an old, very old, rusty, heavy squeaky vintage bike.

 

Enjoy the day all x

 

Anyway if you wish to contact me through email or any other social network, the list is endless. But here is where you can find us.

info@woodenflamingo.com (ask for Sophie, unless it’s a question about steak then Richard is your guy)

Twitter; Ramblings, and updates on us.

Pinterest; If you like colour, decor and food then take a look

Instagram; We see to have a lot of pictures of eggs and food..

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52 WEEK DRAWING CHALLENGE: A BICYCLE

So keeping in with the theme of Earth Day I thought I’d make today’s drawing of transport an eco friendly one.

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 So it’s surprisingly hard to draw a bike, with the whole perspective view and stuff. I didn’t even attempt to draw a basket on the front. Just imagine a nice wicker basket on there. With fresh flowers and maybe a French baguette. Not stereotypical at all.

Yes I am very aware that I totally missed and skipped a week. Last week with the holidays and such, I found myself in a chocolate coma. The drawing I missed was a place, and one day I will make it up to you.

So I did the bike in our business colours, I love that it looks like a candy watermelon theme-ish. Want to join in with the challenge? Next week it’s draw a bird…hmmm wonder what I will draw..

Any woo! On that note I will say Ciao. Have a lovely Thursday and I will see you back here tomorrow. Same time yeah?

Also if you wish to contact me through email or any other social network, the list is endless. But here is where you can find us.

info@woodenflamingo.com (ask for Sophie, unless it’s a question about steak then Richard is your guy)

Twitter; Ramblings, and updates on us.

Pinterest; If you like colour, decor and food then take a look

Instagram; We see to have a lot of pictures of eggs and food..

Facebook (p.s like our page to be in the chance of winning a sign)



52 WEEK DRAWING CHALLENGE: BODY PART ILLUSTRATION

Ok, so this is late yes, but it took me ages, and then it all went wrong. So it’s a bit messed up so it’s abstract…. It’s not exact, so random tubes maybe somewhere they are not meant to be. So if your studying Biology or medicine, I’m sorry, but you can’t use this as an exact replica of a human heart…

Next week it’s draw a place… Now calm down. Hold your excitement…. But do join in and leave a link!

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Enjoy!

P.S Hope you all had a good weekend. Tomorrow I will tell you all about mine.

 

 

 



52 WEEK DRAWING CHALLENGE, WEEK 2

Ok so it’s week two of the challenge and I know Richard hasn’t done his images, hes literally been driving himself insane doing this picture, and because I’m worried about his stress levels I’ve let him off the challenge. Slacker. I’m kidding… anyway Happy Valentines day everyone, I hope everyone is having a nice day.

This weeks drawing challenge was for me to draw something that represents me. So as I have mentioned before, I have a degree in Fine art photography. The camera I use the most is my Mamiya RB67. I love this beast, its heavy, its mechanical and it shoots beautiful medium format images. I can’t use it without a tripod due to its size and it takes me twice as long to focus as its opposites and you’re looking down the view finder, rather than directly looking through as you do in SLR cameras. But I love it. So here it is. I sketched it out roughly then scanned it in and drew over it with Photoshop. So pretty much after I build my image, I just kind of whooshed some colour over it, then I played around a bit. So here are my variations I guess. Oh and next week I will be drawing a plant, try to keep your excitement down please…

Have a good weekend all.

 

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