This is a commission for a Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Just got it back from My lovely Framers over at Kishorn this morning & away in the post, not before a quick photie in front of the view..mountains in back obscured by Snow. Acrylics on thick paper. Stained Ash frame. Fashion design by winter-scruff.com , hey at least I'd brushed my hair!
Heres the sketch for something I'm working on at the moment. I realised I had a problem with steam punk, & that is I can think Victoriana without thinking pollution, poverty, social injustice, the excesses of imperialism, yes even in my fantastical imaginings have a social agenda, At what cost would gleaming crystal palaces, zepplins, robots & steam machines come at ?.. so Here's the waifs, but we couldn't leave them there in the stinking workhouse, thank goodness for the philanthropists!
Took big fat hairy Bruno-dog to art class yesterday to model for us. Much entertainment & dog biscuit bribes. The student/participants came up with some great fluid sketches of the fidgeting beast despite initial panic. heres some of mine, I mostly had the back of his head as I sat next to him to try & keep him calm. He is a most photogenic pooch & I love him.