Mandala doodling with instant coffee and a paintbrush.

Mandala doodling with instant coffee and a paintbrush.


Stars and Elephants, two of my favourite things.

Watercolour, marker, pen.

Stars and Elephants, two of my favourite things.

Watercolour, marker, pen.


Another dictionary piece. E is for Eerie.
Watercolour, pen.

Another dictionary piece. E is for Eerie.

Watercolour, pen.


Sometimes we take our monsters with us.
Pen, watercolour.

Sometimes we take our monsters with us.

Pen, watercolour.


Pens, pencil, tea.

Pens, pencil, tea.


Mandala doodling.
Pens.

Mandala doodling.

Pens.


I love L.S Lowry’s “Head of a Man with Red Eyes” (there are only two self-portraits by Lowry, both similar, the one I am talking about is the earlier of the two). I saw it for the very first time in the height of my depression, and it really spoke to me. It captured the way I felt (and even the way I looked) at the time, and every time I see it, I feel such an affinity with it. I’ve copied it a number of times at changing, turbulent periods of my life and this is the most recent. 
I can’t really explain what exactly it is that Lowry’s portrait says to me, but seeing it at the right place and at the right time really solidified it as one of my favourite portraits of all time.
Oil, pen.

I love L.S Lowry’s “Head of a Man with Red Eyes” (there are only two self-portraits by Lowry, both similar, the one I am talking about is the earlier of the two). I saw it for the very first time in the height of my depression, and it really spoke to me. It captured the way I felt (and even the way I looked) at the time, and every time I see it, I feel such an affinity with it. I’ve copied it a number of times at changing, turbulent periods of my life and this is the most recent. 

I can’t really explain what exactly it is that Lowry’s portrait says to me, but seeing it at the right place and at the right time really solidified it as one of my favourite portraits of all time.

Oil, pen.


One of my housemates has asked me to doodle some ideas for a Sri Lanka themed tattoo, this is my first doodle. Inspired by the Perahera, a Buddhist festival held in Sri Lanka featuring lots of elephants and amazing costumes. The outline is a map of the island, the ‘pearl of Asia’.Pens, watercolours, gold oil paint. 

One of my housemates has asked me to doodle some ideas for a Sri Lanka themed tattoo, this is my first doodle. Inspired by the Perahera, a Buddhist festival held in Sri Lanka featuring lots of elephants and amazing costumes. The outline is a map of the island, the ‘pearl of Asia’.

Pens, watercolours, gold oil paint. 


Normal elephant doodling has resumed. A floral one this time.
Pens

Normal elephant doodling has resumed. A floral one this time.

Pens


My nana died of breast cancer in 2010. As those of you on social media will know, there’s been a mass posting of ‘naked selfies’ in order to raise awareness and money for cancer research. One day, I went on Facebook, and my cousin had nominated me and with her selfie she had posted a dedication to my nana, and my great nana (who died in 2012 of cancer-related complications). Although I support the awareness and money raised for cancer research, the dedication my cousin had posted niggled at a part of my brain. To me, a naked selfie was too easy, too simple, to show how much the loss impacted me and us as a family.
This portrait is drawn from the last photo I took of my nana, with her headscarf and her clip on earring in the style of the Johannes Vermeer ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’. It’s a portrait that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but my frustration and emotional involvement have meant I’ve given up many times. This isn’t a perfect painting, but it’s my dedication to my nana.
Oil paint on cardboard

My nana died of breast cancer in 2010. As those of you on social media will know, there’s been a mass posting of ‘naked selfies’ in order to raise awareness and money for cancer research. One day, I went on Facebook, and my cousin had nominated me and with her selfie she had posted a dedication to my nana, and my great nana (who died in 2012 of cancer-related complications). Although I support the awareness and money raised for cancer research, the dedication my cousin had posted niggled at a part of my brain. To me, a naked selfie was too easy, too simple, to show how much the loss impacted me and us as a family.

This portrait is drawn from the last photo I took of my nana, with her headscarf and her clip on earring in the style of the Johannes Vermeer ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’. It’s a portrait that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but my frustration and emotional involvement have meant I’ve given up many times. This isn’t a perfect painting, but it’s my dedication to my nana.

Oil paint on cardboard


Back to relaxing mandala doodles.
Pens

Back to relaxing mandala doodles.

Pens


Some more elephant doodles. The elephant and the paper airplane.
Pen, watercolour, pencil, newspaper.

Some more elephant doodles. The elephant and the paper airplane.

Pen, watercolour, pencil, newspaper.


Doing some elephant doodling during essay breaks.
Pens, watercolour.

Doing some elephant doodling during essay breaks.

Pens, watercolour.


ericaphant:



Dear Lovely Followers,
My blog is officially One Year old today! I want to say thank you to all those who have been supportive and enjoyed my work. I started this blog for my original artwork to share a bit of myself doing what I love, and so far, it’s been a wonderful, enriching experience.
This picture is the picture that started it all.
Thank you all so much for your support.

ericaphant:

Dear Lovely Followers,

My blog is officially One Year old today! I want to say thank you to all those who have been supportive and enjoyed my work. I started this blog for my original artwork to share a bit of myself doing what I love, and so far, it’s been a wonderful, enriching experience.

This picture is the picture that started it all.

Thank you all so much for your support.


Sorry I’ve not been updating regularly lately. My life is getting a bit hectic, (and if I’m completely honest, I struggle with it sometimes). All the other things that need doing don’t always leave time for my art. At least not good art. 
Anyway, I’m not sure how to explain what’s going on with this piece. But isn’t that one good point of art? Being able to express without necessarily using words?
Watercolour, pencil, pen, and oils.

Sorry I’ve not been updating regularly lately. My life is getting a bit hectic, (and if I’m completely honest, I struggle with it sometimes). All the other things that need doing don’t always leave time for my art. At least not good art. 

Anyway, I’m not sure how to explain what’s going on with this piece. But isn’t that one good point of art? Being able to express without necessarily using words?

Watercolour, pencil, pen, and oils.