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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

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!

I drew the iconic image of David Bowie from the album 'Aladdin Sane' and made it into a bowtie.

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!