The chinese horoscope, the year of the horse

The horse is one of the creatures of the Chinese horoscope

Some animals suit crowns better than others and horses certainly possess the poise necessary to carry a crown off. The horse certainly looks like they would be capable of wearing a crown all day. This illustration is one of a series of 12 of all the Chinese horoscope animals, all illustrated in a combination of graphite and acrylic.

 

 

New year resolutions?

Actually, I am not a believer of New Year Resolutions. I don’t see why I should wait 365 days to start doing something for the better, so I don’t write that list every January. Why bother? Why not start a resolution in July?! Or March?! However, with January being associated with giving up all the things you gorged on in December, below are a few illustrations that will be apt for this time of year. These women obviously are lifting more than just cream cakes, and there is nothing like a bit of muscle definition to make a life drawing class interesting. I remember a life drawing class years ago where the teacher lamented how difficult it was to get people who have definition, all our models tended to carry a few pounds. This is interesting to draw in itself but it’s hard to work out the anatomy of the human under loose skin and a bit of flab. Note to all those skinny people out there: life drawing classes will embrace your bony frames!