Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Dutch Garden - Colouring Book - Pouf No. 5

Hello everybody!

This is the final design for the Dutch Garden Pouf for my colouring book. Hope you like it :)

I am also in the process of moving this blog to another page, so hopefully that will be done in the following days. If you are following via Google and Blogger, make sure to watch this space for important updates!

Have a wonderful day!

Gaby xx

Monday, 5 October 2015

Hello Dutch Garden! (Behind the Scenes)

Dear friends,

Sorry I have been a little bit away from my blog this week... However I've got loads to show you today!

I would like to share with you a little bit of the process of designing a Pouf. The lack of time and the fact that my book collection is currently being stored in Mexico, only allows me to do my visual research online.

For a Dutch Garden, seems obvious what you would go for: tulips, still lives, Rembrandt, narcissus, anemones, roses and cute folk art children.

Once I select my images, I print them and glue them together in some sort of a collage. Easy peasy. 

For this project I am working on an A3 sketchbook, so every Pouf has a page of its own. Hopefully I will be able to take some nice photographs of the book once this project is finished. 

I start drawing and getting some ideas together. These are some initial drawings and photos of the inking process. 

And ta-da, this is the final drawing:

 I will come back with the full version on white background. 
Have a great day!

Gaby x

Friday, 25 September 2015

Tropical Garden Pouf - Colouring Book

Hello everybody!

Here you have it, the final design for The Tropical Garden Pouf.

I need your ideas and input about these Poufs! I would be thrilled to read your comments :)

In the meantime, my next Pouf will be ready in a few days. Stay close!



Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Tropical Garden (Behind the scenes)

Hello everybody,

I am very excited to finally share the behind the scenes of the next Fabulous Pouf design for my colouring book.

This time I have gone for a tropical garden theme.

Although I know that the term "tropical" is broad and usually mixed with different regions of the world, I thought that this might be a good start for more designs related to the luscious and the exotic.

I love the idea of "tropical" from 50s magazines with heavy pigment prints. 

Some initial drawings and inking. 

More shots of the inking process, including a garden "guardian" and a cheeky parrot.

Will come back with the black and white version of the Tropical Garden Pouf, so stay tuned!


Monday, 21 September 2015

Nunhead Art Trail - Review

Dear friends,

It was a very exciting and sunny weekend for The Nunhead Art Trail.  I had the opportunity to visit some artists' homes and shops displaying their work. I could also see that on Sunday there were many families around the area ringing doorbells and popping in.

Personal highlights include Nick Cobb's 21-foot-long model of Rye Lane, Sanchia Lewis naive inspired and highly texturised paintings and Garry Parsons paper work on Papa Bear furniture shop. 

I am also very happy to have sold one of my watercolours, the very fist one of the series. They will still be displayed at Bambuni for another week with Victoria Peel's works so if you are in the area and you are interested to purchase one, give me a shout by emailing me or send me a tweet :)

You can see the detail of the remaining ones clicking here

Thank you to all Nunhead Art Trail organisers! It was  a wonderful experience to take part, meet and connect. I am very glad to live nearby and hope to see you all very soon. 

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