Welcome to 2015 and my new website.
This new year is full of opportunities and promises many adventures.
Like my dishmop drawing (below) I am having a clean out in the New Year. 2015 has started well as I have successfully moved from a Blogger blog to a WordPress website, which you are looking at now. I still have the same address www.alissaduke.com
You may notice differences on my blog page formatting and I hope to smooth these out over the next weeks.
As well as a blog, WordPress provides the options of a Gallery (to display some of my drawings in themed groups such as food, travel, nature) , a Shop and more !
I am spending time looking at the process of getting my drawings from the pages in my sketchbook onto cards and prints.
I have been busy spending time working on my website, but have still been drawing everyday – even through a recent headcold.
Illustration Friday(IF) is a weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday and then participants have all week to come up with their own interpretation. If you go to the IF website, you can see how people interpret the theme and all the different styles and mediums they use.
This week’s theme is EGG ! A great one for Easter, but I could think of lots of there ways to illustrate it. I did not have ay Easter eggs at home, but as soon as I was given this egg by Trish & John I knew that I had to draw it. And then I thought of other eggs. If I had more time I would have drawn a whole nest full of them
Have a look at a sample of my previous Illustration Friday in the tab above. ALL of my previous responses to challenges are on flickr
I tend to use IF challenges to draw from photographs. Usually I draw objects from life or use my sketchbook journal to capture people and places and events in my day.
watercolour pencils in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook
Cool Grey VI