She wears quite a simple ensemble in her striped swim suit, but I've worked on making her hair all beachy and wind swept by adding thin wire into her golden locks. By doing this her hair stays upright and gives the impression its caught up in the wind. It took me a while to get it how I wanted it but I'm really happy with the way its turned out.
|'Hello' Gouache and pencil crayon on pastel paper|
|I love shells and have quite a few knocking about my house. The perfect prop for wind swept Glynis.|
Since I've been such a 'beach and underwater adventurer' lately I just have to share with you this next beautiful discovery. I love vintage children's books and I'm pretty proud of my collection but I'm mighty miffed at how this gem ever escaped my radar...until now...
'Priscilla and the Prawn' by Bryan Guinness and illustrated so beautifully by Roland Pym. The tale was first published in 1960 and is the story of an upper class lassie and her underwater seaside adventures. I'm on the look out now to purchase this treasure - my book shelves will be all the better for it.
These illustrations are just heavenly. I love the colour palette, 50's illustration style and Edwardian theme..
I love this one..It seems travelling by shell and seahorse is a rather lovely way to travel!
Other little bits of inspiration....
I got so excited about the wind swept hair I decided to make Glynis a pink haired pal!
And I also made a start on another illustration...(this is a photo so not too clear and obviously unfinished)
|'Forgive me but I've never met a Sea Serpent before!'|