I drew this Hogwarts-inspired diagram years ago, as an aide for English classes to help students learn the names of rooms in a house. …And of course all houses have turrets and potion cupboards… But I like the drawing, so I gave it a sepia tint and put it on RedBubble for anyone who’d like a copy. Might also be fun for people who like colouring-in. ;)
Prints and other shiny things can be found here.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Tuesday 25, April, 2017
I wanted a border for my Elf portraits, and I couldn’t find what I wanted so I drew it.
But designing it was a long-winded affair, and with so many changes that the best way to show it was with an animation (scroll down).
Above it is a photo of the work in progress, impasto gold paint on black drawing paper.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Thursday 25, August, 2016
The studio can be too stuffy in summer, so I sneaked off to the park and set up a hasty studio under a tree, and drew things with leaves for the day.
Pencils and acrylic, approx 8×11″
Prints and shiny things here
My outdoor studio has a nice view. But also ants.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Saturday 23, July, 2016
I drew this, and it’s for sale. All proceeds to Cancer Research UK. If you’d like to know more, please see my Facebook page post here.
David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Tuesday 12, January, 2016
My entry for the fan-art contest, the brief was: draw yourself as a bender of one of the elements, (like in the show), but I thought a group portrait would be more fun, so I
begged bribed convinced artist friends who were also Avatar fans to get involved too or else.
While they drew their own Avatar-ish self-portraits, I was doing one of all of us together; and in the picture I’m drawing my friends while they are drawing themselves. It’s a picture within a picture within a picture. o_0
In clockwise order, starting with the one in green on the left (and their names are linked to their art pages):
‘Kat Lau’, earthbender (Kat Laurange); ‘Red Kaitzin’, airbender (Kate Bradley); ‘Hunni Mok’, waterbender (and paint-bender, and apparently accidental tea-bender) (Nur Hanie Mohd); Sah-ni Weazuli, firebender (look a the name, it’s me ;p); And finally my favourite on the bottom left: Lin NO(!), firebender-combustion, with combustion goat and Vaatu the rat. (Lynne Anderson).
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Tuesday 13, October, 2015
31 Days of drawing, Day 4. The prompt: ‘A cartoon character drawn in a realistic way’
Hello, Zuko here. From ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’.
Pencil and acrylics on paper. 8.5×11″
Zuko, by Soni Alcorn-Hender
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Sunday 11, October, 2015
(Click the image to see large version or for pinning).
October is becoming the month of art challenges, the idea is each day you’re given a different prompt to inspire you to make new work, even if it’s just a quick sketch. But none of the challenges I saw really spingled my spangles. I don’t want to draw my breakfast, or my shoes, or my phone – I want to draw vampires and talking trees and Hobbits in lederhosen – so I made my own 31-day drawing art adventure instead, woo!
It’s more specific than most, as I find having some rules and limits helps creativity. If someone says ‘draw a man’, my mind goes blank; but if they say ‘draw a man in the rain with a sinister hat’, I get ideas! It’s slanted towards illustrators with a love for fiction and fantasy, as well as fan-artists who want to find new ways to approach their favourite stories, but there’s a bit of everything for everyone.
If this inspires you to make things let me know! :)
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Friday 2, October, 2015
My art nest, built from shiny things and nonsense;
where all the
deadline-induced panic magic happens.
Howl’s Moving Studio?
There is space among the SHINY for drawing
More pictures than wall
A thing what I made
Story time for the fairy tale paintings
Part of the essential shelf of shiny
Studio assistant and paperweight
The similarity has been pointed out to me.
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Sunday 18, August, 2013
If you’re a fan of one, then chances are you’re a fan of the other. And if you do like both, then haven’t you ever thought how spiffing it would be to see both the unlikely, awkward heroes on screen together…?
‘A madman and a box.’
Doctor and Detective
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Saturday 17, November, 2012