Friday fox

Foxes are probably one of the most recognisable animals, with their black and white markings on a striking orange coat.

They are known for being cunning and sly, hence this guy’s cheeky expression.

I left most of the rough pencil sketch on show, adding colour on the level below and details on the very top.

Lately I have been experimenting with shading, I like it to be minimal yet still give a design depth.

I think I’m getting the hang of it now but I am always learning as I go!

Hannah

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Hello there!

So kind of you to visit!

I have always sketched in my spare time, anything from character designs to imaginary creatures & this seems like a nice place to share them

I also love to sculpt and create things, though this is less frequent as it depends on the materials available nearby

My other love is animation and I would love to learn how to create my own short films

Ok enough rambling, hope that gave you a little insight into how this blog may evolve – pics coming soon!

1st Craft Show of 2015

Hello again!

After taking a little break, I did my first craft show of this year and it was also my first time out as ‘Espy Art’ rather than ‘Hannah Taylor Pet Portraits’ 🙂

I adore these fairy lights, they really helped make my work stand out

Usually my good friends Vicki (VHS Photography) and Stacey (Perggals) have stalls too, check out their art and photos if you haven’t already, but this time it was just me.

Caught rearranging my flyers

Vicki (VHS Photography) did come along to visit me as a surprise and took lots of photos while I was working on my latest digital portrait.

Classic ‘over the shoulder’ shot

All my stall neighbours were super friendly and helped me settle in right away. In fact, everybody was lovely, I don’t think I stopped smiling all day!

Happy to draw all day long

I was lucky from the very start as I got the car parked right by the door which meant less walking in the wind with all my stuff. Then I was given an 8 foot table, so much space, especially as I only booked a 6 foot one – big thanks to my Dad for helping me set up!

A close up view of my sign and portfolio

Its a shame I wasn’t able to wander around the show and appreciate everyone’s beautiful displays during the day, but here are just a few of the artists and crafters I met, with links to their work:

Handmade Hannah Crafts
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Etsy

Etch A Sketch
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Maggie Makes
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Plum Porridge
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Folksy

A Bit Of Glass
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Website

My next craft show is over a month away, I just wish it was sooner!

I’d like to thank all the people who visited my stall and chatted to me, and a big thanks to you for reading this blog, you’re great 🙂

Take care

x

1st Pet Portrait of 2015

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
I’m so excited to finally share this, I was asked not to post it online until after Christmas as it was a surprise gift. Now that I know the owner has seen it, you can too:
Finished portrait
Framed A5 print

 

Original photograph
This portrait was a delight to work on, even though a recent, high quality reference image was not available as this was to be a memorial. I chose a digital medium so as to pick out lots of fine details and it was requested that I made it look as though coloured pencils had been used to complete the portrait – I do love a challenge!
Don’t forget, if you would like a special portrait for yourself or as a special gift, commissions are always welcome. You can contact me via email (hannah@espyart.com) and find out more information on my website (espyart.com)
Thanks ever so much for reading my blog, I hope to be posting here more regularly from now on.
Take care
x

December 31st 2014

This is the last day of my old lifestyle, from now on things are going to be a bit different.

No more excuses for not starting a project, no more unfinished pieces and most importantly, its time to try new things!

This applies both to my personal and work life, so I’ll be swapping tv shows, games and other such procrastination, for creativity or exercise. Not completely, just enough so that I grow to appreciate the free-time I actually do have, unlike before. I will allow myself to slip up a few times, its only natural to resist change, but as long as I remind myself that its ultimately for the best, all should be fine.

I figured January 1st was a good time to start, as one of my Christmas gifts this year was a page-per-day 2015 diary, which I can now use to track my progress – as nice as this blog is, there’s nothing quite like proper handwritten notes 🙂

You may be wondering why I’m telling you all this.

Well, I’m not too sure myself to be honest! I guess I just hoped that even if one person out there follows my journey, perhaps even feels inspired by it, I’d have a great reason not to stop.

Basically, now that I’ve said its time to change, on a blog that’s out there for all to see, there’s no going back….

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, hope it’s a good one!

x