Tuesday, January 24, 2012

stages of clay sculpture figurine

evolving stages of my little clay sculpture figurine ..

driftwood stick and foil armature

clay molding of body

face construction

various wonderous "personalities" peeking through the clay ...

off to work on the face and yes that took ages :)) finetuning

texturing and shaping winged arms

finished clay doll / figurine before drying and painting ...

the final result hang up on the wall :)


clay play

clay sll perfectly dried so time today for a little paint treatment

used a beautiful piece of driftwood wrapped into the armature as the base of this little sculpture ... I love moldong the clay as long as it starts taking on its own little form ... I never quite know what it will be until it emerges ...

this one is not quite sure whether it wishes to be a bird or a woman or indeed angelic :)) .. so she simply decided to be a bit of all

and some teeny tiny bowls came out of the leftover airdry clay ... one for my ink nibs ..

and one waiting for some gorgeous stones :)

... milliande

Monday, January 23, 2012

a creative weekend

a creative weekend

a little clay sculpting ..

a little digital art journaling

a little painting

a little photography


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

15 min lifedrawing face studies

15 min lifedrawing face studies
... had a chance to participate in a short but fun lifedrawing session ... some face drawing studies


and another artist drew this one of me sketching :)

.. milliande

stages of an owl drawing

Stages of an owl drawing .. practice in my sketchbook

little owl peeking out of my sketchbook ... watersoluble pencil, charcoal , white ink and water ..


Saturday, January 14, 2012


15 minutes, leftover paint, scrap of paper and chatting on the phone ... hmm I quite like the way it makes me feel whilst being limited and distracted :)

first attempt playing with clay .. learned lots ... off to find a lighter weight of clay which is proving hard to track down ...

used terracotta colored clay ... dried for 48 hours then painted white basecoat

all done :)

finding lots of odd washed up beachcombing stuff for texturising clay .. it made me giggle that the universe even provided me with a brush ;

feeling the sunset :))) milliande

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Open Studio Practice

Quick Sketches and Studies for Open Studio Practice ... some loose sketching with pencil ...

adding a little ink for detail

side self portrait studio ... expressive drawing with charcoal looking for area rather than line ..

wish I had those cheekbones .. giggle

.... milliande