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Illustration Friday - Moon

Posted by Clare Brookes on Thursday, January 7, 2016,

Day 6 drawing. Come and check back here for tomorrow's drawing or follow me on Twitter @Faerie Clare Art xx

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Illustration Friday - Animal

Posted by Clare Brookes on Wednesday, November 18, 2015,

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Tree patterns

Posted by Clare Brookes on Sunday, November 8, 2015,
Y'know sometimes, when I'm looking at trees, it makes me think slightly deep thoughts, like:

Sometimes it seems like a paradox how different and, at the same time, exactly similar, many things are. How we see a pattern, yet the individual elements in that pattern each seem unique. So is it a true pattern? I know humans look for patterns, why do we have that facility? Maybe that's not so deep for you.

We recognise a birch leaf. Look closer. See this one is longer, this slightly bigger than that....
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Illustration Friday - Bouquet

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, November 2, 2015,
I revisited an old drawing this week. It had never seemed finished...

It was all graphite pencil. My world lacked colour...

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Illustration Friday - Adventure

Posted by Clare Brookes on Sunday, October 25, 2015,

This is "The Spirit of Adventure" to me, "Adventure" for Illustration Friday
pencil on paper 18cm x 30cm

The Bijoux Girl also wanted to illustrate this topic. Hers is an adventure in space.

Have a beautiful week xx

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Illustration Friday - Stuffed

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, October 19, 2015,

At first as I was choosing this image I thought of the elephant, Myrtle, being stuffed into the back of the truck to travel to the next town. As I worked it occurred to me there may be other connotations. Do the elephants working in a circus work all their lives? Do they get to play? How much rest do they get? Do they live out their days in this unnatural way? What happens when they are too old to work? Or when they die....

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Illustration Friday - Star

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, October 19, 2015,

Ooo I love circuses. This was a quick sketch (less than an hour) from an old National Geographic about old-time travelling circuses. I believe large animals are no longer allowed to travel about the country with a circus in this way. xx

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Illustration Friday - Old

Posted by Clare Brookes on Thursday, September 10, 2015,

This first drawing is really about the wrinkles, whilst clearly not being an old face. I'm really pleased with how the textures work xx

This drawing is also old in a different way. This is a 500 year old mummy of an Incan boy. He was buried in a pile of stones on top of a mountain, probably as a sacrifice to the sun. The toys around him are not actually toys but llamas and figures of a godess as further tribute.

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Illustration Friday - Work

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, September 1, 2015,

"Work" by Clare Brookes

For this week's subject I simply picked a photo I had taken of a guy at work. I had taken the photo in the forst place because I loved the pose and the costume. The job this chap was doing, tho, was rather brilliant. He was part of a tightwire act, mostly clowning with the audience and setting up for the aerialists. At this moment he was checking the tension on the high wire. As the day had been wet, then warm, then dry and cold, he had to adjust throughout the show.

I h...
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Illustration Friday - Universe

Posted by Clare Brookes on Thursday, May 29, 2014,
Illustration Friday 30/5/2014


The Bijoux Girl and I started drawing stars and looking at the shapes people had used on the artworks already submitted to I Friday. We like starburst designs and planets. I'll post her work tomorrow when it's light and I can take a decent photo... xx

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Illustration Friday "Hidden"

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, September 9, 2013,

"Hidden" pencil on paper, 8/9/2013

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is "Hidden"

This topic spurred thoughts in me about hidden emotions, feelings, facial expressions. Why do we hide something so beautiful? When we have an up-rushing of emotion why do we cast our eyes down, why hide away from a lover?

No I don't have an answer, but I wanted to capture that idea - of a hidden emotion...

xx faerie xx

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Illustration Friday "Lush"

Posted by Clare Brookes on Monday, September 2, 2013,

I chose an orchid a plant that, to me, is super-lush. And a super-lush boy to go with it. I think lush is a wonderful word for a man in make-up. Watch this space for a colour version as I have really enjoyed working on this piece!! xx

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Illustration Friday "Rescue"

Posted by Clare Brookes on Friday, August 30, 2013,

When I got the topic for this week's Illustration Friday "Rescue" the first thing I thought about was:

"What do I need rescuing from?"

My thoughts are all a-clutter, my life is too busy (and the only thing I want to give up is my day job) my ideas are spread like butter on a giant piece of bread, and sprinkled with glitter.

The next thing I about thought was:

"Who's gonna rescue me?"

I liked the idea of a dragon or a mythical creature, but in the end the only one who is going to recue me is...wel...
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Illustration Friday - 1/2/2012 - wings

Posted by Clare Brookes on Friday, February 1, 2013,

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