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Pattern Perfect #4

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, April 12, 2016,
Hello my lovelies! I'm so sorry I've been away! I've been setting up a new studio space. More on that soon! Meanwhile here's a pattern drawing using some of my previous patterns  and a splash of colour...




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Last Drawing (Painting) of January...

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, February 2, 2016,

This is my friend's peacock, again... He's so lovely tho, how could I resist?! His name is Duran, he only has 2 tail eye feathers and a funny half-eye (maybe there's a peacock-expert name for that?) I worked in pencil, then watercolour, then back in pencil and I love working this way.

So what's next? Well it's February so there's this wonderful drawing challenge I like to do with some great artists and there are always new artists joining us. Go here to check it out. I'll be back to pencil drw...
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Peacock Feather

Posted by Clare Brookes on Sunday, January 31, 2016,

This time I tried something a little different and did some under-painting first, then drew in fine details with a graphite pencil, quite pleased with the effect xx

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Peacock

Posted by Clare Brookes on Sunday, January 31, 2016,

My friend's peacock, Duran. He's very beautiful and has made friends with the turkeys on the farn, but the cat is still trying to catch him...

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Emerald Duckling

Posted by Clare Brookes on Saturday, January 30, 2016,

This is my friend's pet duck when she was a weee babby duckling (she's sitting on a beach towel, not a crazy flower...)

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A Bit Of Watercolour Practice

Posted by Clare Brookes on Thursday, January 28, 2016,

O Deer

Teehee, sorry xx

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Illustration Friday - Animal

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

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My New Favourite Material

Posted by Clare Brookes on Friday, August 23, 2013, In : Art 
MICA!!!

It's shiny! It's glittery! It's completely gorgeous!!! And I like it better than gold!!!



"The earliest use of mica has been found in cave paintings created during the Upper Paleolithic period (40,000 BC to 10,000 BC)" thanx Wiki



It also has other cool properties outside of the art sphere - like it can naturally split into sheets up to 0.025mm thick and still retain it's brilliant heat and electrical insulative properties!!

I have also some gorgeous gold mica flake paint here it is on one ...
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Face Painting

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, June 14, 2011,
Face Painting

"You rock at face painting!"

You will need: face paints, wet wipes, mirrors, probably dress-up costumes afterwards...

I really recommend before starting this that you check the face paints – some brands and colours are harder to wash off, some easier.

This is a great face to face activity, with lots of contact. Don't worry if you think you are not creative your child will love the attention if you speak gently to them and laugh at your mistakes (wet wipes are pretty good ...


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Mixing Colours

Posted by Clare Brookes on Wednesday, June 8, 2011,
Mixing Colours

You will need: red paint, yellow paint, blue paint, white paint, (I recommend poster paint, please check paints first as some blues and reds can stain, I've had a 2 year old with blue hands for a week!!) white paper, optional old clothes, optional plastic mat, lots of containers eg. yoghurt pots, brushes, sticks, a wet cloth or wetwipes will be useful cleaning up painty hands quickly at the end.

It can be a good idea to set up a special space for doing craft with your child whe...


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Butterflies

Posted by Clare Brookes on Tuesday, April 12, 2011,
Butterflies


You will need: paper, scissors, washable non-toxic paint, optional large plastic mat – this can get messy! paintbrush/other implement, paintpots

Remember making butterflies at playgroup?! I loved it, so quick and the picture appears like magic.

Let your child pick a colour of paper or white and encourage them to help you fold it in half, widthways, then open back up again (this makes it heaps easier to fold later on). Let them put paint on one half if they will (or both sid...


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