This is something a little bit different, from the days before i discovered coloured pencil.  I really love fantasy art, and this piece was inspired by the work of Amy Brown.  It is done with gouache paints, and although i could have done better with the shading, i like the feel of the finished piece.  I haven’t painted for a long time now, i wonder if i should go back to it and try again, but i feel i should concentrate on the coloured pencil now as i’ve actually found something i feel i can do.

I never felt as comfortable with paints as i do with coloured pencil.  I found paints harder to work with as you constantly have to mix colours, and use them quickly before they dry out.  It’s also easier to do small details with a sharp pencil than it is with a small paint brush.  I do like the way you can easily cover large areas with paint, and the bright, bold colours.  Perhaps i will go back to painting sometime in the future.



  1. Rachael said,

    January 25, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    You have some wonderful pictures and some stunning stitching! Well done

  2. July 9, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Wow what a lady!

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