Updates Most Wednesdays

(Note: I'm currently travelling for five months- so this blog will continue to update but the posts may be erratic)

Monday, 21 April 2014

Kiwi, New Zealand

We didn;t see kiwi in the wild-these were in Napier aquarium. They are such cool little birds. They would be great to animate- lots of squash and stretch. They usually double over pecking at the ground but their full height is about a couple of feet- which is a bit surprising if you've never seen a live kiwi before.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Roturua, New Zealand

Hot springs at Roturua. These were behind our campsite which offered heated tent pitches, thermal hot tubs, a hot water beach and a geothermal oven. The bright orange and green in the water are mineral salts and the algae that feed on them.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Mount Cook- the view from our cabin

Moleskin sketchbook paper doesn't take watercolour as well as I thought it would. Treated myself to one especially for this trip but paint bleeds through the paper a little- my cheapo sketchbooks were actually better. Winsor & Newton travel paintbox still fab though- would recommend buying from cass arts chain in London where it's heavily discounted.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Sketch of Shotover Canyon

New Zealand next- a bad quality photo but I will try to upload better when I have time

Friday, 14 March 2014