howling wolf

Howling Wolf

“Howling Wolf” 10 x12″ print from my original ink and watercolour painting, available on Etsy at www.indianblue.etsy.com

This piece was an experiment between three different mediums; pen, ink and watercolour. I’ve always loved the way watercolour moves, the unpredictability of it makes for exciting creations but ink reacts differently in water to that of watercolour paints. It explodes in water more violently then watercolour and I wanted to capture this effect in my painting, along with the soft exploring nature of the paints. I saw a photo of a wolf calling where the condensation of his howl swirled in the air quite beautifully – I wanted to try and recreate this with the mix of mediums.

 

Autumn Hare Small

Autumn Hare

Commissioned watercolour painting.

Venice

Venice

I travelled to Venice a few years back and adored the beautiful views there! I had to make at least on painting – this one is painting with oils on a canvas.

Harry

Harry

magpie watercolour

The Old Man and the Magpie

'The Old Man and the Magpie' - short story.

 

What a blind man wouldn’t give to see one pretty bird, let alone two. A short story I wrote to remind myself to appreciate and to look at things a little differently from time to time.

The story is mostly true, the old man didn’t exist but I did have a frequent encounter with this one magpie, at a time when I really didn’t care to see him. One wasn’t enough for me to enjoy, I only cared to see two or none at all. In truth, the bird is a pretty gruesome bird in nature, but there was still a fair amount there to admire about it. The situation made me step back for a moment and gave me a much needed change of perspective.

I was spending a lot of time moping in heartache and it took me a while to appreciate that I had the pleasure of experiencing the euphoric bliss of falling in love in the first place. I of course, appreciated it at the time but this was soon forgotten when it fell apart.

I hope you enjoy this short story and if you need a bit of perspective like I did, I hope it helps!

Elephants

Locked Trunks

‘Locked Trunks’ 10″x12″ print from original watercolour painting by Samantha Thorley on 300gsm acid free paper.

Custom sizes are available on request (2 weeks lead time required).

Stag

Stag

“Stag” 10 x12″ print from original watercolour painting.

Custom sizes are available on request (2 weeks lead time required).

Printed on 150gsm, off white smooth cartridge paper.

Rainbow Bear 10x12

Bear on Mossy Rock

Bear Sitting

The featured image is an experiment in Adobe Photoshop of the second bear illustration combined with watercolour paints.

8″x10″ Pigment liner pen illustration print on 220gsm acid free paper.

Watercolour landscape painting of Frensham, Surrey

Frensham, Surrey

Watercolour landscape painting of Frensham, Surrey.

Bump, by Spike Milligan. Short animation.

Bump, by Spike Milligan

 

‘Bump, by Spike Milligan’ is an animation made using Adobe After Effects, created to experiments with the use of text in animation. A very short but entertaining little animation aimed at children.

Tom, portrait in oil paints

Tom, portrait in oil paints

Large portrait in oil paints.

Portrait of Emily Dickinson

Portrait of Emily Dickinson

A quick Photoshop sketch of one of my favourite poets, Emily Dickinson.

Beethoven

Animation Showreel

 

My showreel of 2D and stop motion animated projects.

Gold Fish, Black Fish

A Dance between the Sun and the Stars

‘A Dance between the Sun and the Stars’ is a very small 6×4″ watercolour painting of two goldfish, gold & black whose bodies symbolise the never ending dance between the sun and stars. I created this little piece for ‘The Big Painting Challenge BBC1′. It began with a dance between two goldfish – a sort of ying and yang affair where their tails would connect and the colours would flow from one another. It felt right to develop their bodies into the nights sky and sunrise, the endless change of night and day; both very different yet very much the same.

Jack Russell in watercolour paints.

Phoebe, the Jack Russell

An 8′”x11″ watercolour painting of my aunty’s lovely dog, Phoebe – the Jack Russell.

Sloth Stop Motion Puppet

Sloth Puppet Walk Cycle

 

My first stop motion animation, experimenting with puppet design and simple movements.

Grizzly Bear Watercolour Painting

Grizzly Bear

Watercolour painting (12″x10″) of a lovely big Grizzly bear.

watercolour labrador

Labrador at the Beach

A commissioned piece.

I love painting dogs – especially when they’re as cute as this little pup. They’re definitely one of my favourite subjects to paint.