Sunday, 16 December 2012

From My Sketch Book

It seems ages since I posted at Sunday Sketches. I have been busy getting my website ready for uploading, which I hope to do in the first couple of weeks of January. Also I have downloaded the software from Blurb and started on my children's book Mystery in Arcadia. I've got the hang of it now, but realise that I need to do more illustrations. Seeing the layout before you, gives you a better idea of what is needed.

Anyways, I decided to show you all a few pages from my sketch books. I have one for flowers from my garden, and another one for my walks in the local countryside.

From my garden is a foxglove (watercolour), I did this a couple of weeks ago. I am glad I did it then, as the weather is so hot this last week that all the flowers are fading. The grass is already brown usually that doesn't happen till mid January.

From the other sketchbook are sketches of mice at the local reserve. If you sit really quiet in the long grass in the late afternoon they come and play. I am drawing mice as I have an idea for a picture book about a gang of mice.
Also I get plenty of opportunity to study them as two of my cats, Bro and Lucy often present them to me as gifts!

Blessings to everyone, and have a great holiday season.

12 comments:

  1. cute mice! adorable, really - the idea of a mice reserve is interesting indeed

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  2. Oh, what a wonderful way to spend the afternoon--watching little lives scurrying in the grass. Your mice are awesome--you convey their movement and busy little jobs very well. Oy, and your cats bring you some? They must be please you make some use of them. Your little purple flowers look ready to frame; they are beautiful. :)

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  3. Your sketches are done very well and so creative ~ look forward to your children's book ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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  4. wow the foxglove is impressive! And so are the mice, you're so talented. Merry Christmas Sharon!

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  5. Love seeing your beautiful skektches... Very well drawn ...
    Have a great Sunday!
    Jane

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  6. Beautiful flowers and the mice sketches are really good, lively and cute!

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  7. I just love the foxglove. Beautiful. And your mice are incredibly cute! :) Love the detail.

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  8. Love the foxglove... It makes me wish for summer here! Adorable mice, too!

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  9. Love the foxgloves and the sketches of mice! :-)

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  10. Those mouse are really cute. Although I'm not sure I would feel the same way if I was sitting next to them ....

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