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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Carolineparkinson.blogspot.com moved to carolineparkinson.co.uk

After 7 years at carolineparkinson.blogspot.com my blog has finally moved- to my website, http://carolineparkinson.co.uk. Hope to see you there! Please click on the handy link below to visit it's new home.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The wood in July

This is the same wood which I sketched back in January. It's a lot warmer now. I tried to think more about line direction in the top sketch, I went to a Studio Ghibli layout art exhibition in Hong Kong a few weeks ago and the expressiveness and economy of line in simple pencil drawings were inspiring.  
Most of the chickens got eaten by a fox, unfortunately. The bees are still going strong.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Coventry Town hall

Back in Coventry again. This is a picture of the Town Hall (you can see the clock on the top left of the central tower) On the left you can see some of the road works which I drew in December - yes, still there!
The pub on the right is Drapers, the -under-new-ownership Brown's. It was briefly notorious in 2012 for being that pub which didn't serve pallbearers in military uniform.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Word Press Website

My website over at carolineparkinson.co.uk (follow the neatly crafted link below) is moving over to Wordpress at the moment so there may be some disruption for the next few days while I get settled. At the moment most of the content is sorted- it just doesn't look as pretty as it could.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Burma- end of the trip

The view from the plane, heading home

My two well travelled sketchbooks

 Seven countries, two sketchbooks, one pair of flip flops and many temples, rivers, border crossings, caves, pagodas, beaches, buses, mountains, rivers, rainstorms, bars, palaces, cities and sunsets later, the trip is over.

Inspired by Tomer Hanuka

I've been looking at Tomer Hanuka recently and was inspired to draw some POV artwork. The plan was to draw glasses  as a final layer and blur everything outside them, but because of the angle, and as there is no real focus in the picture, it didn't work. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Burma- the boat from Mawlamyine to Hpa-An

The boat from Mawlamyine to Hpa-An has been called one of the most beautiful boat journeys in the world, but that day the monsoon had started and you could see about fifty meters from the boat. When the most cleared once we'd arrived in Hpa-An, some beautiful views emerged. Sadly too late!