Ringo Ringtail Possum and Z Koala are just 2 cute!

So I had just finished another sketchbook and when I flicked back through I came across this little gem of an illustration of Ringo the Ringtail Possum and Z the Sleepy Koala with just the words ‘2 cute’ as there are two of them and they are too cute!

Cute sketch of Ringo Ringtail Possum and Z Koala

So I couldn’t resist tracing the illustration into Adobe Illustrator and then finishing off the colour including a bush themed background in Adobe Photoshop.

 

Cute illustration of Ringo Ringtail Possum and Z Koala

Quick Colour Pencil Sketches From Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Colour Pencil Sketch of Brisbane skyline from Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Colour pencil sketch of Brisbane City Skyline through the Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha
Colour Pencil Sketch of bird and lake at Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Colour pencil sketch of a lake with bird on a tree at the Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha, Brisbane

Today we visited the Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha, Brisbane.  So as we walk along I take quick sketches of the scenes to try and capture the essence of what I am seeing, usually in only a couple of minutes so not to hold up the walk.  when I got home I added some pencil colour and I thought I would also keep to the two minute timeframe with adding the colour as well.

 

 

 

 

A few sketches from January

I thought I would share a few sketches that I have recently done rather then letting them be hidden away in a sketchbook never to be seen again!  And if I am feeling brave I might share a few every month…

There are a few gestural drawing of king parrots and a fantail on a nest that I drew in the Bunya Mountains and then added some colour pencils to get a soft feeling of colour.

When we were recently in Bribie and everyone was out paddle boarding I drew the picture “Who wants to be on the surface?” because I love fish and scuba diving.

Then I recently went sketching with a friend in Brisbane City’s Botanic Gardens where I could spend a bit longer on sketches rather then passing moments.

Sketch from Brisbane Botanic Garden

Fish illustration

King Parrot gestural illustration

Nesting fantail gestural illustration

King Parrot gestural illustration

Sketch from Brisbane Botanic Garden