It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here I know, but I’ve been super busy with university work and creating my new business, which I’d love you guys to take a look at. I draw British wildlife using watercolour and acrylic paint. I also take commissions so if anyone would like something special, I’d be happy to do it!
Check out my Tumblr blog for a full gallery of my drawings so far:
Or my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LittleIllustrations
Hope you’re all well and lovely!
“I had forty acres and a new home out in California. I was working as a stone mason. I could bring in $6000 cash some weeks. Then I was walking home one night and someone tried to kill me. I got brain damage. I lost my sense of smell, my sense of taste, most of my hearing, and now I can barely stand without getting dizzy. I must have fallen and cracked my head open thirty times since then. Everything I knew has been washed out into the water. I’ve tried to commit suicide several times.”
Remember your mortality
Headdress & Winged Harness designed and made by Rob Goodwin
Costume Design: David Bamber
Photographer: Diego Indraccolo
Ballerina: Ksenia Ovsyanick
COSTUME DESIGNER QUICK PROFILE: ARIANNE PHILLIPS
Arianne Phillips is not just a costume designer but also Madonna’s stylist. Maybe it is her experience with Madonna and other musical artists that gave her inspiration for her memorable TANK GIRL designs. Check out some of her films below.
- W.E. (2012)
- Knight and Day (2010)
- A Single Man (2009)
- 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
- Walk the Line (2005)
- Swept Away (2002)
- One Hour Photo (2002)
- Girl, Interrupted (1999)
- The Mod Squad (1999)
- The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
- Tank Girl (1995)
- The Crow (1994)
- Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)
paper marbling caterinasforzas
fill a tray with water. blow, fan, stir, dab, and drag paint or colored ink across its surface. put a sheet of washi paper on top to stain it with the floating art.
though called “turkish” paper marbling by europeans, this design technique was developed in east asia, central asia, and the islamic world. it is an important part of turkic, tajik, indian, and other asian and middle eastern cultures.
The Psychedelic Art of Paper Marbling
Oguz Uygur, a Turkish filmmaker, documents his parents’ craft of Ebru, transforming floating inks into delicate patterns. Using close-ups and shallow depth of field, he captures the detail in their artistry, which involves mixing inks with thin wires.
Happy birthday to the great William Shakespeare who was born on this day (23rd April) 450 years ago.
Tonight the BBC aired the final part of it’s latest period drama - Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn. And what a treat it has been.
Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and starring Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay the 3 part series tells the story of Marry Yellan and her tortured experience at her uncle’s Inn.
The drama is gritty, dark, romantic, sad and real. It’s heroine is strong and determined and because she’s not portrayed as typically “pretty”; so much more to be admired. So much more believable.
What I loved was the BBC’s determination to not shy away from the brutal realities of what smugglers in the 19th century did. It’s shocking in a way that’s manageable to a viewer but honest in the disgusting and brutal ways of the criminals that have almost become a thing of folklore.
Without a doubt a great adaptation of a fantastic story that regret I haven’t read already. If you want an adaptation with something new to give, check this out now on BBC iplayer.
Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane
One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.
Erik Johansson (Sweden/Germany)
Erik Johansson is a full time photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Berlin, Germany. He works on both personal and commissioned projects and creates sometimes street illusions. Erik creates realistic photos of impossible scenes - capturing ideas, not moments: “To me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Although one photo can consist hundreds of layers I always want it to look like it could have been captured. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize it as realistic as possible.” Erik has been invited to speak at the TED conference in London on how something can look real but at the same time be impossible.
© All images courtesy the artist
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So here we have it at last: my final set model for Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, to be performed on the end of Bournemouth Pier.