possum wearing Dame Edna glasses

I think one of my new year’s resolutions should be to get better at drawing possums. I want to be able to draw them so that they are recognizable as possums, even if I’ve made them a bit cartoony and so forth. Yesterday I painted a possum wearing Dame Edna glasses:

possum wearing Dame Edna glasses

And I also sketch-painted some possums while I was waiting for it to dry.

So this is where I’m starting from.

skill (in colour)

I made some watercolour paintings from the drawing I did for the word skill and gave them to my niece.

But I took some photos first. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.

watercolour painting of Gemmawatercolour painting of Gemma

watercolour painting of Gemmawatercolour painting of Gemma

(Any errors in the pose are most likely due to my drawing rather than her.)

wax

drawing of bees in a hive

I’m just starting out my blog with some old Illustration Friday pictures. This is from when the topic was ‘wax’ a few weeks ago.

Aren’t bees amazing? Did you know that worker bees have different jobs depending on their age? They apparently make the best wax at around 16-18 days of age. I learned that here along with lots of other bee facts. 🙂 Foraging is the last job they do. The bees we see the most are old ladies.