Hi folks,

I’ve decided to take a break from art blogging for a while. It stresses me out and makes be feel guilty when I haven’t created anything to share. I also want to focus on my two other blogging projects.

I update my DeviantArt account whenever I’ve created something, so you can follow me there. I can be found at http://wagyu.deviantart.com/.

My two other blogging projects are An Urban Animist: a record of my attempts to live simply, ethically and spiritually and The Brucehill Cliffs: a project on a local patch of land managed for wildflowers and butterflies.

I’ll see you all later!

White Rhino - Rough sketch

White Rhino - Starting to ink

White Rhino - some more inking

White Rhino - inking is almost done

ACEO - The Murder of Crow

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ACEO European Badger

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ACEO The Golden Fox

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So why ACEOs?

I am not as productive as I would like to be, so I thought regularly working on smaller portraits would help me build up my confidence and skill. They are also really fun to draw!

18th July 2010

2ist July 2010

22nd July 2010

1st August 2010

"Wolf's Child" © July 2010

The first four doodles are from my sketchbook. Years ago (that would be between 5-10 years ago), I used to devoutly keep sketchbooks. I’d store drawings at all stages of completion, flowers, articles, poems and so on that I found to be beautiful. My time studying at art school destroyed that habit, but I want to try again.

The final drawing was the piece I mentioned last week, and I am unhappy with it. The colouring is rotten no matter how hard I tried to replicate the reference photo. I usually don’t share work I am not proud of, but I figure I need to share my mistakes or I won’t learn from them. It won’t be making it to my DeviantArt page.

I am going to try and update every Wednesday. Even if I don’t have any finished work to show, I do have drawings in my sketchbooks and works in progress I can share.

I do like self portraits. I lack confidence when it comes to drawing human subjects, but I don’t have to worry about offending myself with an unflattering portrait. :) Sharing this portrait with me is the wolf pelt which I have written about in my animism/spiritual blog. I’m not sure when I will finish this piece. My wrists are really painful today, and I had to force myself to get this far.

Wildcat and Grass Snake © July 2010

My long-overdue half of an art trade with Raya Wolfsun. She has an affinity with cats and snakes, so I opted to draw two species native to the UK.

Fineliners and coloured pencils on A4 bristol board.

Hispaniolan Solenodon © June 2010

Hispaniolan Solenodon (photograph) © June 2010

A portrait of a Hispaniolan Solenodon, an adorable but rare critter which has recently been caught on film .

Fineliners, coloured pencils and metallic inks on A4 bristol board.

For sale: £35 (plus postage).

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