Horsing Around

Horsing Around

I made some backgrounds with distressed ink and mopped up all the remaining ink with a spare piece of paper. I thought that some partial selections of a donkey and horses would do well with the background.

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Fur and Feather

Fur and Feather

This was created from a photograph I took of one of my British Shorthair cats. The colouring in her fur works well with the pastel.

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Pastel Castle

Pastel Castle

I liked the lighting on the original photograph and thought it would look nice as a pastel.

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Swan Song

Swan Song

Created from a photograph that I took of a swan and it's cygnets.

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Chaos Street

Chaos Street

I took the original photograph through the window of the bus I was on. The light was lovely and I made the raindrops on the window a focal area.

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Splashing Around

Splashing Around

Created using a photograph of a waterbird at a wetlands centre. I also used some items from my garden which were a similar colour to the bird.

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Natures Mask

Natures Mask

Created using a photograph I took of some ivy on a tree. The swirls were created using the same photograph.

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Charcoal and a cave

Charcoal and a cave

This was done following a conversation with a fellow artist about "real" painting versus using Topaz. He said give me charcoal and a smoky cave which I thought was a great idea for a piece of artwork. This is my creation based around the conversation.

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Chaos Street

Chaos Street

Photographs of two streets merged to create a more impressionist look.

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Snowdrops

Snowdrops

Snowdrops that just needed a little bit of magical lighting.

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