This is my pen and ink drawing of my own metal tiara design but inspired by the one below.
This is the photo of the lovely silver and gold tiara from the book of the same name by Geoffrey Munn.
A digitally coloured drawing of a very stylised willow tree.
Not sure what she is doing on a tree but it was fun drawing her.
This is an organic form inspired by a old book of plant photographs. I added a few bits of my own of course.
On a completely different note this is for Phyllis who shares my love of interesting and knobbly trees. This one is mega knobbly and I think it must be several hundred years old. We discovered it on a walk one day in Hertfordshire.
One of my favourite batik books with lots of lovely illustrations.
A great batik book by the Batik Guild with lots of interesting images of batiks being created and the history of the batik.
This is an artwork by Sandi McCann
The three batiks below are by Jessica Hughes. She has an amazing style and sense of colour
The two batiks below are by Alla Sviridenko. You can find the link to her website in the text at the bottom of the post.
This wonderfully coloured batik is by Susan Schneider.
The following images are by Marina Elphick. She has also illustrated books with her lovely batiks. I have posted the link to her website in the text at the bottom of the post.
Faux batik surface design
Well that is my first blog giveaway completed and I decided to make everyone a winner because it seemed a shame to choose, plus the fact that it is nearly Christmas. Also I had completed a lot of cards so I have enough to spare for everyone. I will get them finished and in the post asap. Will everyone who made a comment on the giveaway post before my last comment please let me know your names and snail mail addresses. I hope you will all like the cards. I certainly have enjoyed creating them.
My artwork this week is mainly drawing, probably because I can draw quite quickly and I haven't had a lot of time to spare. The metal tiara drawing is inspired by the picture of the actual metal tiara. I obviously didn't copy it exactly but I love the artwork itself and it is made of silver and gold which makes it rather precious. I got a book of tiaras out of the library for that picture so expect a few more as there are some wonderful ones in there.
My featured artists this week are batik artists. I love batik and have several books about it with wonderful illustrations. It is something I have always wanted to try but never got around to it. It is amazing how much detail the featured artists have created in their artwork. Alla Sviridenko is a silk painter as well as a batik artist but her work is well worth seeing whatever the method. Her website can be found here. Jessica Hughes doesn't appear to have a website but Marina Elphick can be found here. I hope you enjoy the pictures of the artworks.