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Katy Bloss Zodiac Twins on Rollerboots

I always thought it would be nice to be a twin – although my roller skating skills are zero.

I have been trying out some new watercolour techniques, combining warm and cool colours in a different way. The paper I used isn’t great for this, so the outcome is a little blotchy, but I find it’s great to try new things and keep refreshing my colour theory.

I also made the roller skating twins using watercolour, gouache and coloured pencils to compare. I like the brighter colours, it’s a little more ‘cartoony’.

Katy Bloss Zodiac Twins Mixed Media Illustration

Let me know which you prefer?

– Katy x

P.S. Just in case you are interested here’s my original sketch…

Katy Bloss Zodiac Gemini Pencil Sketch

Kate Crumpet Tropical www.crumpetcottage.comOh, how I wish I were sipping a pineapple cocktail on a tropical island. Imagine wearing just shorts! No thermal leggings or woolly socks.

Hiding from the cold indoors, I have been experimenting with different watercolour papers, this one is a little too rough, maybe the next one will be just right.

– Miss C x

grandfather time paintingThis year is starting to fly by already! I hope at the end of the week Grandfather Time will put his feet up in a cosy jumper, with a mug of Horlicks and settle down in front of the latest Midsomer Murders episode.

Of course, we all know the best animals for keeping time are white rabbits.

What is my favourite time of day you ask?

Watercolour illustration of tired little boy.Bedtime of course!

– Miss C x

Tree illustration

watercolour + pen

I shall miss all the leaves when they are gone but I definitely won’t miss sweeping them up from the garden.

– Miss C x

Girl in the Autumn Wind

watercolour + pen

After a very hectic few weeks of moving, coughs and colds, no internet and broken arms, Mr Crumpet and I are finally feeling a little more settled. However I have a feeling the Autumn winds of change may be blowing again in the near future – that’s just life isn’t it?

– Miss C x