Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Sketches - My trip to the coast!

Hi everyone this weekend I went to the coast to visit family we just got back this afternoon. I had a lovely relaxing time. I didn't take my sketch book with me but found myself with time on my hands yesterday afternoon to do a bit of sketching. So did these two on some computer paper :0) The weather was so cold yesterday I found myself staring out of the window at the gum trees watching the leaves fly up everywhere so I was inspired to do this sketch :0)

This other sketch was inspired but a sculpture/ornament that my mother in law has. Very cute meer cats, it's so realistic I felt these cute little eyes on me whilst I was watching tele. I wanted to draw another 'big eyed animal' and they seemed perfect. So full of character!

Hope you're all having a great weekend. I'm hoping to do some painting this week and be a bit more productive. I'll try and get round to visit you all later!!! :0)


Heather said...

LOVE that big eyed cute, you have made him have a very sweet pose, too!
also, love the tree hugger!!! cute outfit, too! have a great sunday! xo

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola great sketches! I know I always say this, but I truly love your art! It makes me smile ;o) It's really cold and rainy here! And, it's suppose to rain till saturday! I will be doing lots of painting! Have a great day!

Missy said...

Your sketches are adorable, love them!

pinkglitterfae said...

they are both great! It's amazing how your sketches seem to get better and better!
glad you enjoyed your visit with your family, even though it was cold.

Christine said...

what lovely sketches today!

Sophia said...

Oh my gosh....your sketching just continues to improve more and more. You really are finding yoursel within your art. I love both of these, but the first one is my fave! :)

Pop Art Minis said...

Wonderful them both!

lissa said...

great sketches. I like the top one with the girl. she seems joyful even in a winter scene.

have a lovely day.

Julia Christie said...

Both really great sketches! How are you dear Nicola?
I've missed visiting!!!

Love how your butterfly series turned out!!!

Smiles and hugs

Catherine... said...

Both great sketches...not liking this little return to normal spring weather..far too cold...

Anonymous said...

Cute meercat (those eyes!) and I love your windy weather girl. I think you should do a painting of that one!

Penny said...

I couldn't agree more with Sophia. Your sketches have really come along. I LOVE both of these. The windy weather one is fantastic. You've really caught the energy of the wind in this one. Paint it!!!! xxx

Tammie said...

these are both wonderful. I love how the passion of sketching will have us sketching on whatever we can find!

Kristin Dudish said...

Such fun sketches - I love those big eyes :)


p.s. I think I've said it before, but just in case I didn't I want to let you know how much I love your butterfly header - it brings a smile to my face every time I visit!

artbrat said...

Love both sketches, but the meerkat has to be my favorite especially since its supposed to be our warming spring here and the weather is pretty much the cold/wind you've got going in your picture. I'd embrace that in the fall, but I'm craving the warm after a long winter!

My Style Canvas said...

Love your girl and your meerkat. I especially like the girl's eyes. Very pretty.

MaryN said...

Your sketches and illustrations are awesome!!

So glad I found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Mary C. Nasser


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