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Welcome to Shiloh's blog, sharing creativity, laughter, some tears, hope and strength through art. You can find more art and advocacy work by Shiloh on her website, simply click on this link: www.shilohmoore.wix.com/byshi Prints of some of her work can be bought at: http://shilissimo.redbubble.com All artwork © by Shiloh Moore

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rainbow Bob Girl

'Rainbow Bob Girl'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
Watercolour Pencil on Paper

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I wanted to experiment doing a portrait using Watercolour Pencils.  I used a reference photo from p29 'Hair' Magazine Sept 2016.   I reverse image searched it and you can find it as the 8th picture at the link below:  

Model Karolina Warzecha
Hair Artist Christophe Gaillet pour L'Oreal Professionnel
Photographer Weronika Kosinska
Makeup Artist Izabela Szelagowska
Stylist Marcin Kulak
Production MKproduction
I've been too scared to draw many portraits in the past, but for this one I used a light box and traced her face using a rainbow of colours with watercolour pencils.  I'm not confident enough to draw free hand yet.  But as my first experiment of a portrait using this technique with watercolour pencils, I'm happy with the result!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I've Had The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing)

'I've Had The Time Of My Life'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
5x7" Pitt Pen on Paper

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I loved the movie 'Dirty Dancing' as a kid, and I wanted to draw the iconic end dance scene in my line drawing style.  Fun!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

With Love

'With Love'
©Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
  8x10" Bic Mark-It Pen on Paper

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I love signing off correspondence with 'with love'.  I wanted to use typography to draw a symbol with this greeting, so I drew the words 'with love' forming a love heart, with a little love heart between the two words.  Fun!

With love to the world this Valentine's Day.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I Love You Completely and Otterly

'I Love You Completely and Otterly'
©2017 by Shiloh Moore
5x7" Watercolour and Pitt Pen on Paper

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I love you completely and otterly xxx

Friday, February 10, 2017

I Dig You

'I Dig You'
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
5"x7" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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Years ago, I saw a valentine's card that I thought was hilarious.  It said 'I Like You' and had a picture of a dog sniffing another dog's butt.  How romantic!

Last year I wanted to draw my own version, so I came up with the pun 'I dig you' (which is slang for 'I like you') and drew an illustration of a boy dachshund getting so excited sniffing a girl dachshund's butt, that he digs his feet. 

Randomly, after I drafted my picture, on Facebook a friend posted a cartoon by the artist Gemma Correll.  I LOVE her work!  She draws hilarious cartoons, puns and a variety of things.   Pugs and cartoons on mental health are her specialty and I think she's just brilliant.  I wanted to support her work so I ordered some books by her - including 'The Worrier's Guide to Life,' 'It's a Punderful Life,' and 'The Little Book of Pug Wisdom.'  She also had 'Doodling For Dog People.' What an awesome discovery. 

And...while I was browsing her artwork, I came across the original 'I Like You' card!  You can buy it here:  'I Like You' by Gemma Correll - by Ohh Deer gifts

Sunday, February 5, 2017


© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
4x6"Ultra Fine Sharpie Markers on paper

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I went to bed listening to David Bowie, and thinking about doing an artwork in dedication to him.  At 2 am I woke with this idea - 'David Bow(t)ie' - still revolutionising men's fashion!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Rainbow Fashion Girl

'Rainbow Fashion Girl'
©2017 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Watercolour using Jane Davenport Bright Palette

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I recently discovered art by James Luke Burke Creative which introduced me to the Jane Davenport art supply range.  Her watercolours are amazing, and I was drawn to her 'Bright Palette' - with 12 vibrant, bright colours.

This was my first artwork experimenting with them.  I love the colours.  I drew the girl from a photo of a red dress by Armani, and copied the model's pose but changed the colours.  I used a range of colours from purple, pinks, blues, greens and yellow.  The Jane Davenport colours I used are named 'Royal,' 'Fairytale', 'Best Friend', 'Butterfly', '70's Eyeshadow,' 'Mermaid,' 'Jimminy,' and 'Buzzy.'  

I love how the colours dried with patterns in the watercolour wash.  I was very happy with the result and am excited to have new bright watercolours to play with - it's exactly what I have wanted for a very long time!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

'Eleven - Stranger Things'

'Eleven - Stranger Things'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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I watched the show 'Stranger Things' on Netflix and loved it.  Again, like I said in my last post, I am fairly new to science fiction/fantasy/adventure, though as a kid I saw 'ET' once, and 'Goonies' over and over, and LOVED Winona Ryder, so I knew enough to get the nostalgic feeling that's portrayed in the show.

What stood out to me was the cast's performances.  Especially the kids.  Especially Millie Bobby Brown who plays the character 'El' ('Eleven')  She was brilliant.  She makes me want to shave my head (again!...)  

I drew El from the promotional posters, with the words 'Stranger Things' spelled out with lights (see 'Stranger Things' for why.)  I drew it with Pitt Pen then coloured it with watercolours.  I also drew it as a black, white and red line drawing using Pitt Pen and red ultra fine Bic Mark-It pen.

'Eleven - Stranger Things' Line Drawing
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Pitt Pen and Red pen on Paper

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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'Everything Is Connected...'

I was recently introduced to a show on Netflix called 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.'  It is based on books by Douglas Adams.  Science Fiction/Adventure is a pretty new genre for me, but I loved it.  It was so creative, with many characters' lives weaved together in a complex yet clever plot.  It twists and turns and had me hooked.  The two lead actors, Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood were hilarious and acted brilliantly.  And I've always loved Elijah Wood - those eyes!

In the final episodes these characters were dressed in distinctive clothing that I loved so much I just wanted to draw them.  On IMDB I found this photo of Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood by Bettina Strauss/BBCA ©2016 AMC Film Holdings LLC.   I then drew them with Pitt Pen and coloured them with watercolours, adding salt to the background when wet to produce the effect. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

La La Land - Here's To The Ones Who Dream

'La La Land - Here's To The Ones Who Dream'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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I recently saw the film 'La La Land.'  It was special for me on many levels.  

Firstly it was the first movie I was well enough to go to with a friend in about 8 years.  I used to go to movies regularly but became too ill to go.  Occasionally I pushed myself to go spontaneously to a morning session if I was well enough, but I always went on my own in case I needed to leave the cinema mid-movie, plus I didn't have energy to talk to somebody as well as sit up long enough for a movie.  So this was a landmark occasion for me to go to a movie with a friend.  

Secondly I loved the film.  The music, costumes, acting, singing, dancing, storyline... I was swept away and loved it all.  It's such a joyful film - yet remains realistic.  It made me feel proud of who I am and what I do with my art - I'm a 'dreamer' and want to spread joy through art.  The world needs more joy through creativity.

Thirdly, the movie made me want to draw.  I was looking at the promotional posters and I immediately saw lines, shapes and the flow of the bodies form and I really wanted to draw it.  So I did, using my 'line-drawing' style I developed years ago and always fall back on.  It was so much fun!

So I'd like to thank 'La La Land' for bringing me joy.  This is my tribute, and I hope you enjoy it. 'Here's to the ones who dream.'