Saturday, 7 March 2015

Showcase Saturday #1 - Giraffes

Let me introduce you to a new series on the blog - Showcase Saturday. I've enjoyed drawing and painting for as long as I can remember and I thought it might be nice to share with you all some of the pieces I've done over the years.

My special interest in artwork is animals - it began with drawing horses but eventually I decided to branch out to other four-legged creatures. There's something incredibly therapeutic about sitting for hours with just a sheet of paper and a box of pencils or paints, adding a little here and there until you've built up something to be proud of.

I'm starting the series off with this watercolour picture of giraffes. I've often sketched cartoon-style giraffes, but this was the first time I really looked at their patterns and how the shapes and spacing actually worked. I never used to have much success with using watercolour to do anything intricate or detailed, mostly due to impatience! For this piece, I took the time to let the layers of paint properly dry before adding the next bits and this stopped everything from blurring into one.


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  1. Wow this is incredible! You have a real talent there and I can't wait to see what else you've done :) xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Thank you! The next one will up in a week! :) xx

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  2. I like Showcase Saturday already - this is beautiful. I'm going to be showing my boyfriend who's very into animals and my sister who like you does incredible animal paintings! Thankyou for sharing. You are very talented.

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog

    XX

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  3. Ooh this is beautiful Jenny. I'm excited for this series. Can't wait to see more from where that came from. 😊
    Joanny
    imachoccakeaholic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks - glad you're excited, I have plenty more to come!

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  4. Wow, Jenny these are beautiful!

    I love giraffes :) please show us more of your drawings!

    Sophia :) xxx

    Small and Happy lifestyle blog

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    1. Thank you! Giraffes are very striking animals :) There will be more pictures to come soon! xxx

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  5. Oh wow! You're so talented <3

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  6. This is amazing!! I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your drawings :) x

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