Thursday, May 26, 2011

My creative space

My creative space today is a sneak peek of a painting I've been working on for ages. It's going to be part of an album cover for Mr. Millicent Crow's forthcoming album, Spring Summer, Awesome, Winter. Drawing the giant rat was a bit gross!

I had a bit of a drama with this painting last night when I managed to spill red paint on it, but I think a bit of gouache has sorted it out. I'm still getting used to watercolours and not being able to cover up mistakes the way you can with oils or acrylics. I think I'll just do a couple more touchups, chop off a surplus bit at the top and call it done!

To see other people's creative spaces, take a look over here.

Happy Thursday!


  1. Gorgeous texture in your tree silhouettes… and love your ducks! I just found a beautifully illustrated vintage children's book about a Mallard Duck family in our local oppy and I just couldn't walk past it. : )

  2. Thank you! Wow that sounds like a great find, I can't resist vintage bird books either!

  3. I really like the feather. My sister has done album covers for her hubby and they took her ages to do, so I could well imagine the hours that you put into this one!!!

  4. aah yes, watercolor is a bitch with mistakes. But it just looks so fabulous! Great work!

  5. Love how some of these entirely different objects come together in color and style! What an inspiration!