Jul 132014
 
horse and rider

Artist: Alexandra Cook

Size: A4; approximately 21 x 30 cm

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equine drawinghorse and rider

Subject: the artwork depicts a female rider in camouflage (rebel, warrior, ranger, scout, patrol?) with a gun, riding a red horse, submerged in early morning autumn fog over a meadow. Double human and horse portrait. Original equine drawing. Open to your interpretation.

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You can buy prints and cards with this picture here.

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Jun 252014
 
reading knight

A knight is reading a book or a newspaper, with a window to a futuristic city at night behind him. There also are some mysterious letters in the picture. Open for your interpretation (I like making artworks which look like pictures out of a lost book or movie. And its up to you to imagine the rest of the story!)

The sketches for this knight fantasy artwork have been done during a Big Draw event. This original acrylic fantasy art is featuring actor Carl Ferguson from Derby Playhouse posing in Lennox costume on October 11, 2005.

59 x 48 cm, frame is incorporated in the picture

Key colors: red and silver. To the shop.

original art

brushstrokes

acrylic art

Only 1 will ever be available

Overview
  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wooden frame, board, acrylic paint, paper, silver paint
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Newtown, Wales
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Oct 302011
 
Elfins Face - an original fantasy pencil and ink pen drawing
 
 
Product Description
One of a kind drawing on paper. I used artists ink felt tip pens (including a gold one for eyes) and color pencils.

The paper is A4, the size of the drawing is about 23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 cm).

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product
I love inventing and imagining characters
Materials Used
paper, pencil, ink
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 October 30, 2011  Posted by at 09:54 brown, drawing, elf, elvish, face, fantasy, green, pen and ink, pencil, portrait No Responses »
Nov 272008
 

The latest addition to my Etsy shop. I’ve got a friend who does stunts for movies in Russia and she kindly sent me a reference photo for this artwork some time ago.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17845046

By the way Etsy does looks so much nicer for an artist than Ebay, but there is a small problem: nothing seems to sell so far…

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Nov 202008
 

Two more drawings. First one (my favorite) has been sold, the second one I’ve just put on sale on Ebay.
Two attempts to illustrate the first scene from my book “The Return” in Russian. I am working on this series of illustrations first creating 3D models of my characters, props and landscape, then drawing everything “traditional” way, by hand.
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Nov 162008
 

I’ve seen this exhibition recently
http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART56726.html
http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wolves/exhibitions/003715.html
http://www.npg.org.uk/live/bp2008index.asp

Lots of good art – painterly, skill full and thought-full portraits. For example, Lliana by Krasimir Kolev, Amanda Smith at Vincent Avenue by Simon Davis, Kristy, 3rd Attempt by Geert Schless, Natalie by Jason Walker, Her Name Is Rio by Lucie Cookson, Blue Pool (Datuk Vinod Sekhar Family) by Paul Benney (kids favorite – swimming pool), Melanie by Jackie Anderson (my favorite – a lady in fog).

But two tendencies a bit upset me. First, quite a number of works looked just like good resolution professional photos blown up on canvas. (E.g. Untitled by Peiyuan Jiang – Young Artist Award; Metamorphosis by José Luis Corella Garcia (I actually like the picture), Meralby Joanna Yates). Whats a point of painting then? The eye sees differently to the camera lens anyway. The only case (in my opinion) when photorealistic style really works its when there is no way that you can actually take picture of the subject (if its from the past or from fantasy)

Secondly, there is that hint of admiration of ugliness, illness and injury in some works (like in Sunny Jim by Sue Burns, Hannah O’Brien by Robert O’Brien). I don’t mean at all that only classically beautiful people should be painted. But I always thought that the good portrait artist should try to find inner beauty and kindness in any subject. Unless the artist wants to offend or humiliate somebody (including themselves).

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 November 16, 2008  Posted by at 09:47 art, portrait Tagged with: ,  2 Responses »
Oct 282008
 

Here are two more samples of my recent oil pastels. Both A4, resulted from random encounters on the Web. The landscape “Warm Lake” has been sold on Ebay for about 10 quid. The nude is still available from Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16271026).

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