some thumbnails of my illustrations

some thumbnails of my illustrations
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Monday, 13 June 2011

WIP - Boys and Bees, a portrait for a friend...

I thought I'd show you a bit of 'Work in Progress' that I have been doing today. I think the drawings mostly all in and ready for painting now... This is the portrait I'm doing for my good friend of her boys - I'm pretty certain she doesn't know my blog so the secret should be safe!
It has departed a bit from my original idea that I showed in a post here... I think I'll still do the Dragon roundal at some point but the boys would have been so small in it, and I think that's what was stopping me getting started on it. Sometimes you get stalled for a reason...
Maybe I'll start painting this one tomorrow...

Here's a close up of my elusive hawk in the oak leaves...

And a close up of the boys with the bees...


  1. Looking good Carrie, is the hawk going to become your signature bird? I hope you don't entirely forget about the dragon roudal though - I absolutely fell in love with it when you first showed it to us :-)

  2. This is beautiful. I agree with Kit and Kaboodle that hopefully you will get to do the dragon roundal at some stage. I think your friend will probably prefer this one as the children are much bigger and of more focus. Their eyes really draw you in. I love it. She is lucky to have a friend like you.

  3. Your portraits are lovely. I love this one with the two boys standing under the oak tree, the secret bird, the cow parsley and bees. It has a happy feel to it, their mum is going to love it.

  4. Just lovely! She's going to be thrilled.


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