Owl commission finally started!

Just to inject a bit of colour into your day - the flowers are so crazy-bright in the sunshine today!

Just to inject a bit of colour into your day - the flowers are so crazy-bright in the sunshine today!

Life Update!

Thought I’d drop by and give you a quick update on things, because, you know, you’re all dying to know what I do with my life!

After visiting the lovely owls, I’ve been sketching away compositions and attempting to make a start on the commission - however, the sunshine appears to be determined in its attempt to thwart my productivity!

It’s a real scorcher in Devon today, provoking this fascinating and utterly useless photo of my drink:

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Get a load of that ice! I dunno - it just looked cool.

We’ve also been babysitting the most adorable orphan goat called Elmo (from my sister’s workplace) - he’s made a very sweet, if noisy and messy, addition to the household. Nice to hear the patter of feet again after losing Charlie. Here’s the latest picture of him, all tuckered out after a long day playing with his friends at the Farm:

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d’awwww.

Anyway - that’s all in the life of Natalie so far!

Normal procedure will return after this spontaneous life-post. (promise I won’t do this again, unless you guys want me to!)

Stay safe, be lovely to each other and wear suncream! xx

One of the models for my next commission. She’s called Ellie, and her owners were lovely enough to let me meet her and the other two owls who i’ll be painting. Ellie was such a poser!
Stay tuned, it’ll be a bit quiet for a while as i’ll be busy painting gorgeous owls!
Photo (C) Natalie Adams 2014

One of the models for my next commission. She’s called Ellie, and her owners were lovely enough to let me meet her and the other two owls who i’ll be painting. Ellie was such a poser!

Stay tuned, it’ll be a bit quiet for a while as i’ll be busy painting gorgeous owls!

Photo (C) Natalie Adams 2014

Food for Henry’s table. It’s making me hungry…

Sketching, tracing, re-tracing… I’m so over the whole tracing thing! :P time to invest in some carbon paper…

Banquet time! Henry’s in his cups, and who doesn’t *love* being serenaded by a drunken Bard with flowing hair?

(stay tuned, this will become my next watercolour effort…) 

Henry’s having an off-day.

Henry’s having an off-day.

Sneaky peek at the finished illustration! Once I’ve done a proper scan you can see the full image. ^__^

Anne’s fingers still irritate me, but i’ll consider it a lesson learned. And the pattern on Henry’s coat nearly killed me…

Prepared for an afternoon of sketching! :D
Got to love those old watercolour illustrations.

Prepared for an afternoon of sketching! :D

Got to love those old watercolour illustrations.