Two Inches of Work

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Working Towards a Bigger Narrative

The Girl and the Crow, Dream with a CrowThe Girl and The CrowThe Girl and the Crow, Dream with a CrowThe Girl and The CrowThese drawings are my sketchbook pages. They are part of a body of work that form a bigger, though very short narrative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m drawing The Forest so that it is a character in its own right. It plays an important atmospheric role in the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two main characters are The Teenage Girl and The Crow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ink and mixed media drawings on paper by Nicola Rowsell.

 

A selection of sketchbook pages made in Cyprus

I’ve just enjoyed a relaxing break in Cyprus with my family.

This is how I saw the view from our apartment in Polis.

Hay, orange groves, palms, mountains, a purple haze and violet clouds.

Bats and Swallows.

 

 

Mike-in-the-Morning

Mike, who is from Vietnam, was busy all day.

I sketched him very early in the morning, watering the gardens and

cleaning the pool.

He always wore this quirky hat.

 

 

s4w-kittens

I have always vowed that I would never sit at a table,

painting, with a cat on my lap and a cup of coffee.

And there I was, painting with a cup of coffee and a cat on my lap.

It was nice.

Wild cats and kittens hide in the flower beds.

They hunt and devour lizards, huge bugs, cicada, snakes and ants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

s4w-pebbles

 

Pebbles collected from (and returned to) Polis beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polis-beach

Polis beach.

Turtle nests.

Egg cases.

An eccentric 74 year old lady, Anna Maria from Austria, sleeping in her tent on the beach, backpacking solo.

 

 

Lobster-people

Lobster people. Aloe Vera.

Banana plants, lemons, melons, pomegranates.

Honey, yoghurt, baclava.

Herb gardens. cacti, olive groves.

Lizzie and the Morning Illustration Commission

Lizzie and the MorningThe brief:

To create three pieces of artwork for singer songwriter Teresa Disken. The illustrations are for use on Teresa’s website, CD covers and merchandise.

Teresa was a lovely client. Her enthusiasm for my rough work led to positive changes in my process.

The female character in this artwork is a portrait of Teresa.

Lizzie and the Morning

CD cover illustration by Nicola Rowsell

 

Favourite Director Illustration Commission

Favourite DirectorThe brief:

To create three pieces of artwork for singer songwriter Teresa Disken. The illustrations are for use on Teresa’s website, CD covers and merchandise.

Teresa was a lovely client. Her enthusiasm for my rough work led to positive changes in my process.

The female character in this illustration is a portrait of Teresa.

Favourite Director

illustration by Nicola Rowsell

Ravens and Butterflies Illustration Commission

Illustration brief:Ravens and Butterflies

To create three pieces of artwork for singer songwriter Teresa Disken. The illustrations are for use on Teresa’s website, CD covers and merchandise.

Teresa was a lovely client. Her enthusiasm for my rough work led to positive changes in my process.

Ravens and Butterflies

Illustration by Nicola Rowsell

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