Mother of Dragons


Well as the fifth season of Game of Thrones has got underway, it made sense for me to draw one of the characters. This time it is Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (what a name!).
I know what your thinking, if I’ve drawn a character from Game of Thrones, I must enjoy watching it..sorry to break your little hearts but I gave up after season 3. Way too much talking and faffing for my liking, like has Daenerys reached Westeros yet? (Wait is that even where she was going in the first place?!) Anyway that’s just my opinion of the show, so please don’t cap lock me to death with comments on how wrong my opinion is!

Back to the drawing, as usual I started with the eyes because I see that as the main feature of a persons face. I then moved down to her nose before attempting the lips (which were quite hard to do!). I then started on the hair (best part about drawing blond hair, not much shading required!) before moving onto shading her face and neck. I think I may have over-shaded on the face a little, or perhaps not enough (if that even makes any sense.).

My overall thoughts on the drawing, I actually quite like it (shocking I know, me confessing to liking one of my drawings! Miracles do happen!).

Well that’s all from me.
Over and out!



For the love of Elephants


I haven’t drawn an animal in what seems a very long time, so I thought I’d draw one of my favourite animals, the elephant!
I enjoy a good challenge and my goodness this was certainly one! All those wrinkles (no doubt there’s a more technical term for them) and their trunks required a lot of patience, but I think I pulled it off.
In fact I’m very happy with how this one turned out!
I used my ball point pen for most of the drawing and finished the drawing off by colouring the elephants in with a pencil.
WhyΒ anybody would want to hurt and kill such beautiful animals is beyond me!

Mama Mia it’s Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

It’s been a while since I drew a portrait and so I decided to draw Amanda Seyfried!


As my recent drawings have been of solid objects, it felt quite strange to draw a face again. Getting back into the swing of things did take a few tries. Above is attempt no.2, as you can see, the shading is awful and those eyebrows! So I decided to draw the main features of Amanda’s face with my Faber-Castell pens and use a ball point pen for the shading. I think this worked out well. I do think better shading is required but overall I don’t think it’s a bad drawing.

Over and out

RAF to the rescue!

RAF rescue

This time I was challenged to draw an RAF Sea King HAR3A and as it was my day off I thought ‘bring it on!’

Strangely with this drawing I didn’t faff about like I usually do. I just went in, pen in hand, and got on with it until it was complete, lost in the zone of art. I, as usual, used my old faithful ball point pen for this one; started at the nose and worked my way to the tail (or is that not the correct terminology?!), leaving the rotor blades until last. I had difficulty in depicting how to draw the rotor blades in motion, in the end I drew them roughly and left it at that. They are the most disappointing part of the drawing but we live and learn!

Although there are mistakes; a few wonky lines here and there, a few spots of over and under shading, a few lines which shouldn’t be there full stop (did I sneeze when I drew thoseΒ lines!)Β . Overall I’m quite happy, I’ve certainly drawn worse!

Over and out!