I was so excited when I heard Shirley Hughes was featured in an episode of this mini documentary series. Seeing any artist in their home/work environment and learning about how they work is always interesting, but spending half an hour with Hughes as she paints and potters about her studio and home town is something extra special.
Even if you're not a lifelong fan like I am, I totally recommend watching this. It's just charming and lovely and it will make you happy.
There's a great shot of the view from her balcony and the colours are just amazing. I've been meaning to start sketching buildings recently as it's an area that i'm very much lacking practice in. So today, I thought i'd use this wonderful view as a warm up.
Started this as a quick warm up sketch this morning and got totally carried away.
This is a picture of one of my newest friends Cherry. She is a very talented silversmith, I urge you to check out her work: Rising Tides Jewellery.
I just loved this photo of her on her Instagram. I had an urge to draw that lovely sludge of forest green. They contrast so well with her skin tone and hair. She looks like a little red berry. Or some kind of forest fae lady.