Elves at the border

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.

 

Designing a leafy border, Soni Alcorn-Hender

 

The design process for an Elf border, Soni Alcorn-Hender

Summer in the Park sketch

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

Summer in the park sketch, Soni Alcorn-Hender

My outdoor studio has a nice view. But also ants.

Summer in the park sketch, outdoor studio, Soni Alcorn-Hender

Jareth auction for Cancer Research UK

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, Soni Alcorn-Hender

David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King

 

Avatar Last Airbender & Korra contest

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).

'The Last Art-benders', by Soni Alcorn-Hender

31-Day Art Challenge, day 4

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

Zuko, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

31 Day art challenge for illustrators and fan-artists

(Click the image to see large version or for pinning).
Bohemian Weasel's 31 Day Drawing Adventure challenge thing for illustrators and fan-artists

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! :)

A weasel studio

My art nest, built from shiny things and nonsense;
where all the deadline-induced panic magic happens.

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

Howl’s Moving Studio?

Bohemian Weasel artist studio

There is space among the SHINY for drawing

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

More pictures than wall

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

A thing what I made

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

Story time for the fairy tale paintings

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

Part of the essential shelf of shiny

Artist studio of Soni Alcorn-Hender (bohemian weasel)

Studio assistant and paperweight

Howl's Moving Castle, I work here.

The similarity has been pointed out to me.

The Doctor & the Detective

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…?

Autumnally fruitish

Firm and fruity!