Friday, 24 February 2017

Gold on Black at the Skating Rink

While I sat at the ice skating rink, waiting for the session to finish, I continued sketching in gold on black (like yesterday's post). So these pics are all 'boots on' or 'teen chat/pose', as that is what the rink is full of while my kids skate and I don't dare! 

This session is all about hair, product, gossip and image more than skating- boys and girls alike.

I don't sketch the ones on the ice as they don't stay still long enough and it would feel too invasive (and look mistakenly pervy) to take pics and draw later.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Sketching in Gold

As you know, I try out most arty things for a while, even if I don't carry them on into a full blown hobby.  Recently, husband and I have watched quite a few drawing/ panting programmes on Sky Arts (Portrait Artist of the Year, Landscape Artist etc) and he draws all the time, so I have been doing some sketching too. 

I'm not very patient to be at it for long, or very proficient, but have enjoyed these, using a gold marker on black paper.

These are all drawn in a cafe. It feels a bit odd drawing people who don't know know you're doing it but its not like I'm taking their photo. I'm not so good a draw-er that they could recognise themselves anyway.

There are two different gold pens, so that's where the highlights come from.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Old, but Still Cute, Turnip Head

Well here he is! 
The years (or in his case the days) may have caught up with him...

but he has a bonny spirit and a young heart.

And he definitely doesn't see old age as anything to get in a stew about (LOL).

Actually, by the look of him, he may have imbibed a few bonny spirits too!!!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Cute Turnip Head finds a Dragon

It's Dragon Hunting Season and Cute Turnip Head has always wanted to find one, ever since he was a little sprout.

His luck is in and now he's off to fix up a home for it

...but only if it wants to stay. If not, he will return it to its natural habitat and try again next year.

This is the last of young Turnip Head's adventures. When you next see him, he will have aged considerably, as do we all eventually (but not while being kept in the fridge I hope!).

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Cute Turnip Head in Summer

Looking forward to the end of this dreary Winter and on to the short sleeves and fun times of Summer?

Let Turnip Head take you there...

We are nearing the end of the season of Cute Turnip Head's appearance on the blog. Only two more to go...
Stay Tuned  = )

Cute Turnip Head in Winter

Here's what a turnip head gets up to when the weather turns cold and snowy...

Look out! He's a really great shot with a snowball.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Cute Turnip Head Keeps Celebrating!

As if cake-juggling wasn't enough of a celebration...

Cute Turnip Head has broken out the champagne