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Bluff – Quobba Station Trip

Bluff – Quobba Station Trip

Another amazing holiday, spent up North of Perth.  Warm weather, amazing snorkelling and fishing, and the scenery … so beautiful.  Pity there wasn’t any surf… but I guess you can’t have it all!

Here’s the art and a few snippets of the place we stayed at.

Lily #munsters #pencil #yvonnedecarlo #sketch #doodle #drawing #doodlersanonymous #artwork

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Carry on being Fab #drawing #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #portrait #artwork #doodle #sketching #ideas #fab

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Holidays equals doodles!

Holidays equals doodles!

So I’ve had a few lovely escapes from the “Rat Race”, and when ever I go on road trips or generally just get away – the doodles ensue!

The October holiday was a long road trip to Uluru, (sometimes referred to as “Ayres Rock”).  It was a long 3 week driving journey right through the middle of Australia…. hot with a billion (no exaggeration) files… but amazing scenery.  Uluru is so amazing,  I was blown away by its majestic beauty and sheer magnitude.

I dropped some little pieces of art off into the places I stayed, so hopefully whoever found the pieces enjoyed the freebies.  Just little doodles though, nothing super amazing. hehe

I left the following two in different hotel rooms for whoever to find and the rest are just extra’s completed on the trip.

More later about my other trips along with photos of the sketching!

Another art drop at Hyden #hyden #waverock #artdrop #art #comic #pulp #pencil #portrait #artwork #doodle #drawing #sketch #onesketchaday #journal
These others are just general one’s created on the journey.

 

Lil Firestarter #doodle #sketching #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #pencil #portrait #illustration #comic #cartoon #draw #artworkTrixie loulou bell #art #drawing #doodles #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #troublemaker
Devil chicky #art #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #comic #cartoon #draw #artwork #doodle #sketching #ideas #drawingWondering if I should colour this one in our not. #doodle #sketching #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #art #drawing

Some amazing sights on our trip. I love road trips for just this kind of deal!

A #banksy in the Aussie outback. Slightly sceptical! #southaustralia #grafitti #afterhumans

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It’s better in real life #Uluru #australia #northernterritory #aryesrock

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Dr Sketchy fun – Miss Gail Force!

Dr Sketchy fun – Miss Gail Force!

Recently went to another Dr Sketchy night, which was held in conjunction with the latest Perth Fringe Festival I was very lucky to have Miss Gail Force as our model. She was dressed up in her Mermaid outfit, and even did some amazing performances with about 300 hula hoops!!! Yep, you read right! She can also do the most amazing acrobatic moves with them, all hula-ing and balancing them !!

She then posed for a series of 2 minute, 5 minute and 20 minute poses. The lovely Dimity Magnus threw into the mix that she’d like to see us incorporate some kind of sea monster or effect.

At the end of the show, one of my paintings was selected as her favourite, which I gladly let her take home.

Great night! I love Dr Sketchy nights!

http://www.violetanddarby.com.au/post/110727581266/posing-with-miss-gail-force-renee-pilkington

 

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Art class – realism

Art class – realism

So decided it was time to head back to the Fremantle Arts Centre, and do an interesting art course.   So with the company of a good friend, we go once a week for the next month or so, to attempt to be taught how to paint realistic styled paintings in OILS!  YES oils!!  I’m going to be giving it a go, and the first week, I wasn’t quite prepared for this medium so completed my first painting in acrylics… which as you can see didn’t turn out too badly.

My keys.

http://www.violetanddarby.com.au/post/111275482006/started-a-painting-realism-art-class-tonight-at

car keys

 

 

Here is the following weeks work.. where we need to paint a small item in a gridded up area.. our first victim, a simple chicken egg!

This time I went with Oils, and had tonnes of fun re-familiarising myself with the medium!

 

http://www.violetanddarby.com.au/post/111950440551/went-with-oils-in-tonights-realism-class-forgot

 

Voodoo Vacuum

Voodoo Vacuum
The Voodoo Vacuum
The Voodoo Vacuum

So I’m getting closer to finishing this one.. just a little more to do that will I hope make it really pop.

This will be exhibited and for sale in the coming Cockburn Show Off art exhibit in May 2015.

I’ve also started getting more into gouache, which gives this really great opaque feeling, bright colours all the way too!