2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many [...]

It’s almost 2014

2013 is almost already over and that means many different things for everyone. People are going to reflect on their year and decide what was good or bad about it and use this to 'improve' 2014. People have plans for 2014, ambitions, aims, objectives - whatever you wish to call it I'm sure many will [...]

Art of Roses – part 5

It's time for the final post in this series. The final stage of the drawing took place in an hour long session and involved simple tonal filling and shading being completed. So, here it is. Stage 5 The final drawing isn't much further off than this, as it is almost finished in this picture. The [...]

Art of Roses – part 4

It's near the end now, this being the second to last stage in the drawing. I hope so far you have enjoyed these posts - always feel welcome to share, comment, like or follow. Stage 4 The background is almost complete, as is the Rose itself. The shading is always left until the last piece [...]

Art of Roses – part 3

Here's part three of the stages of my latest Rose drawing. I have had a few comments about this particular drawing so hopefully you continue to enjoy this little series of posts! Stage 3 Now the background comes in to add depth, perspective and surrounding for the Rose. The Rose itself has been added to [...]