I was asked to do a commission of a cat for Sarah at the St Annes Gallery in Lewes. The commission was from her children and would be a birthday present. Their cat Mathilda sadly disappeared and never returned so they thought a picture would be a touching tribute. I thought it so nice that they thought of me. To be honest it’s not something I normally do as I don’t generally work from photos but when Jess emailed me a few photos I immediately put pencil to paper. Here is the process and the result. Thankfully everyone was happy!
Here’s to a great 2012!
As an early Christmas present to myself I bought an etching press. I’m enjoying getting to grips with it. My friend James asked if I would do a print based on a couple of my Brighton sketches. My first print on my new press is a view of Marine Parade. I’ve combined a linocut with a monoprint. This is the result.
James Fraser is a great sketcher, artist and book designer. Please check out his website: www.tintangles.co.uk