Pencil drawing based on my woodland walk at Glencoe Lochan. . . I was surprised to learn that these woods were planted/transplanted from the Pacific Northwest of Canada. . . After acquiring the Glencoe Estate in 1895, Donald Alexander Smith and his wife, Isabella Sophia Hardisty, moved from Canada to Scotland. His wife was so homesick for her ancestral land that Smith had this forest painstakingly planted, and granted it to her as a private refuge. #scotfreefriday #canada #scotland #glencolochan #scotspirit #glencoe #hiking #outdooradventures
It’s #ForTheThroneThursday and I’m continuing my GoT illustration series, which focuses on the happier moments for our favorite characters. I like to imagine this special scene of Aemon Targaryen sending out ravens to the realm that Jon Snow has been named Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
It’s a Fox Patronus Charm for #wizardingworldwednesday . . One of my favorite Etsy commissions from my “Custom Patronus Charm” listing (link in profile) . . #HarryPotter #artcommission #etsy #etsyoninstagram #patronuscharm #watercolor #watercolour #harrypotterart #jkrowling #wizardingworld #wizard #magicwand #magicspell #spellsandpotions #defenseagainstthedarkarts #etsyshop #customart
It’s #TudorTuesday and I’m sharing a new behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and drawing process for the 13th illustration in ‘Colouring History: Tudor Queens and Consorts.’ Click the Tudor blog link from the list in my profile to read more!
Back in my home studio today and playing with charcoal shadows and chalk highlights. This is based on a photo of my son exploring the Black Cuillins in Skye. #magicalmonday
One of my favorite color palettes #scotland
A parting gift for our Airbnb host in Roy Bridge. These ruins of a croft grace the field of her back garden with the highlands in the near distance. Sigh. A breathtaking place to be. We are grateful for walks in Glencoe, Jacobite steam train rides, hikes to waterfalls, and wood stoves in August. Tomorrow, Skye.
After a few pints at The Steam Inn in Mallaig we finally look relaxed! (The kids are off throwing rocks into the harbor with all the other weeuns.)
Skye Bunnies . . . Based on a photo I took in 2017 along the hillside of Old Man Storr in Skye. I can’t wait to see this scenery again! . . #watercolor #isleofskye #oldmanstorr #scotspirit #scotland
Base charcoal layer for something magical in the woods...
The young forest explorer is running home...late again but with good reason! A WIP of the first charcoal stages for this piece. Next step: digital color phase. . . #magicinthewoods #forestprotector #charcoaldrawing #charcoalart #discovernature #lovenature #woodlandcreatures #picturebook #picturebookart #kidlitart #artistsoninstagram #instaart #wip #sketchbook #lovedrawing
Inspired by 15th- and 16th-century botanical and zoological Illustrations, these are some of my finished watercolor paintings from the sketches I shared earlier this week. Based on a page from a Book of Hours once in Anne Boleyn’s possession, these will soon be on another kind of page for my special project with @themosthappy78 🌿👸🏻