Illustration Friday, Sunday Sketches and AEDM

So do you think I have enough challenges tied into this post? ::grin:: Don’t worry, I have a piece for each as today was a good art day.

Exhilaration, acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm.

Savour the exhilaration. ‘Savour’ is the challenge word this week over at Illustration Friday. All I could think of was hanging in the moment, experiencing that second to its full extent, savouring the exhilaration. A reflection of a moment I experienced several years ago that I wrote about here. There was no lightning in that incident, but I still savoured the moment to its full extent.

Gungurru, gel pen on black card, approx. 200 x 200 mm.

This Art Every Day Month exercise was a follow through from yesterday’s explorations. I had been planning to experiment with white and colours on black, but only managed to buy the pens a few days ago. It didn’t scan very well because the pens were metallic and glitter, but I’m happy with the effect in reality. I’m not confident about the composition of this piece, though, and may draw another to correct it.

Sunday Sketches – these are a couple of sketches from this week’s adventures.

The prep sketch for Cupid for Creative Tuesday which I didn’t manage to enter in the end because my phone line died on Tuesday.

And the start of a sketch that followed on from the cheeky look on Cupid’s face. Nanny Numbat…

Not finished. Don’t know if he ever will be.

(who had a great arty day)


23 responses to “Illustration Friday, Sunday Sketches and AEDM”

  1. I like your trees especially, but would be interested to see if you do adjust the composition – I'm still too new to art to have much of a sense of this. Exhilaration absolutely is the word for the top painting. How wonderful to have been in the position of that figure even without the lightning!

  2. Brian Miller Avatar
    Brian Miller

    nice. lovely painti ngs…really like the pink on black and the sketches are cute as well…

  3. Paula - Buenos Aires Avatar
    Paula – Buenos Aires


  4. Jennifer Bower Avatar
    Jennifer Bower

    haha! wow – this post runs the extremes. Such a versitile artist. What a gift. I too love the tree and the cupid made me laugh. The top painting is so expressive.

  5. this is a mighty art post – love the work, well done!

  6. WrightStuff Avatar

    You sure did have an arty day!! Wowzie. My favourite is the exhileration piece – it's so powerful, moody and FAB-U-LOUS!!

  7. Wow so much art! You are very talented

  8. Wow, there is a lot of emotion in that first painting! Both paintings are well done. Love the sketches and cupids expression is a little devious.

  9. Catherine Avatar

    What a busy girl you've been. Love the power in the first. I really love the expression on Nanny Numbat's face. Numbat brilliant name too. Did Cupid miss and fire his arrow into Nanny Numbat's clean washing or into your paintpots that splashed onto Nanny Numbat's washing. Sorry got a bit carried away there.

  10. Yoga on the beach? Love the trees!

  11. Wow! I LOVE "Exhilaration"!! What a fabulous painting!

    The others are lovely as well but the first takes one's breath away, as it sounds like the moment did yours!

  12. Oh, I truly love your work! The top piece is so dynamic and the lighting is fantastic – there is so much emotion there! The tree is so beautiful and delicate… all of these are lovely!

  13. Good stuff, here! Exhiliration is just breathtaking. Love the colors and the silouhette. Savoring the moment, is what we all need to do more of. Love that.
    Cute cupid, too! xxoo

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    Fair Rosamund

    Amazing pieces, you did have a very good art day! That first piece is so powerful. And I love that look on Cupid's face! 🙂 ~Lauren

  15. Peggy Stermer-Cox Avatar
    Peggy Stermer-Cox

    Pretty exciting range of work! Your top piece shows tons of mystery and emotion; powerful! I like the stunning light on black; fun! And, well, OK, I'm quite partial to your fun characters! Happiness!

  16. your post overflows with wonderful art and each one is so different from the next. I love the look on cupids face!

  17. LOVE that first painting!! Speaks so much to me, personally. And your sketches are great. Love the last one the most. 🙂

  18. Kristin Dudish Avatar
    Kristin Dudish

    Wow – powerful painting!
    (You've been busy – It looks like you've been enjoying your new gel pens – I know I enjoy the results!)

    I really do hope to see more of Nanny Numbat 🙂


  19. Diana Evans Avatar
    Diana Evans

    everything is wonderful….I love all of your work!!!

  20. I love the artwork! And the sketches are adorable! Very good work!

  21. Shigune Matsui Avatar
    Shigune Matsui
  22. Christie, Describe Happy Avatar
    Christie, Describe Happy

    I am so enjoying following you through your art exploration! The person by the water and the nanny numbat rock. And I still can't get enough of your tree series!

  23. Katie L. White Avatar
    Katie L. White

    Love the lightening image. Lightening is hard to paint, but you've done it.