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100 Days of Paint: Days 81 – 100

I have finally posted all of my paintings for 100 days of Paint! It really was such an amazing experience and it really helped me grow as an artist. I think I will do a Christmas themed painting challenge throughout December, if anyone knows any challenges I should take part of let me know! I also think for 2018 I am going to do 365 days of paint. I realize that this is probably a little too ambitious for me as I plan to do a lot in 2018; Move to Cardiff, start an online MA in Illustration and attempt to work freelance (once I stop procrastinating and actually start selling things on etsy!) Speaking of which I am hoping to print off Christmas cards soon, just currently looking for the right place to buy them off.

Enough of my rantings, enjoy these 20 paintings I’ve crammed into the last blog! Christmas is just around the corner so if you would like to buy a painting as a gift then give me a shout.

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Week 3: Australiana

I’m a bit late on posting this, considering I finished the piece a few days ago. So I have to settle for posting it on Paddy’s Day, which means no one will be reading it.
So the topic for this week is Australiana. To be honest I don’t know anything about Australia, just that everything that lives there wants to kill you! I had the idea of drawing spiders or the mythological “drop bear”, but then I thought I’d be very stereotypical and drew a Kangaroo. They are literally Australia’s least scary mascot… Well they could probably punch you to death… Now I’m going to have nightmares about that, hence why I never want to go to Australia.

 

Australiana Original ink work

So above is my Australiana kangaroo, I used a lot of ink, some salt on the background then I added a few drops of white acrylic paint to make it look starry. The next two images are my Photo-shopped versions that I like better than the original. Continue reading “Week 3: Australiana”