Joyful June's Illustrations

All images are © June Armstrong

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Illustration Friday: Energy

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is Energy. My boys have bucket loads of it and here is a scene of our family life. Our living room is always chaos, I only wish I had the energy to tidy up!

Friday, 30 August 2013

My first Etegami

Hello, its been a long time since I blogged. The summer hols seemed to go on forever and I just cannot find peace to be creative when I have 2 energetic boys bouncing off the walls. We had good times and
a lovely holiday in France.

My youngest started school last week, this marks a huge turning point in our lives.

I now have time to sit at my table (very messy at the moment) and let the energy gather in my brain and transfer into my hand and onto the paper.  To get me started I have produced my first ever Etegami post card. Etegami is a Japanese art form, meaning word picture. It is usually done on a postcard and mailed off to a friend.  
One of the blogs I visit is I was delighted the the other day to receive a beautiful etegami card from Debbie. 
In return I have painted this to send back to her in Japan.
I am quite pleased with it, it is a great departure for me from my usual tight style with a fine tip or dip pen. I will definately be painting more of these in the future.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day1

I have reached a hiatus with work so am setting myself a 30 day drawing challenge. There are lots of these lists available online but I might make some adjustments here and there as some of the topics are just plain stupid.

Here is my Self portrait for Day 1.
Here is the Basic list of things to draw
  1. Yourself
  2. Favorite Animal
  3. Favorite Food
  4. Favorite Place
  5. Best Friend
  6. Favorite Book Character (non movie)
  7. Favorite Word
  8. Favorite Animated Character
  9. Favorite TV Show
  10. Favorite Candy
  11. Turning point in your life
  12. Most recent accomplishment
  13. Comic
  14. Favorite Fairytale
  15. Family Picture
  16. Inspiration
  17. Favorite Plant
  18. Just a doodle (shapes, lines, non-descript)
  19. Something wild
  20. Something pink
  21. A wish
  22. Something you find scary
  23. Something you find beautiful
  24. A couple
  25. Landscape
  26. Something you don’t like
  27. Something you love
  28. ? (Free draw)
  29. Something un-real
  30. Congratulations Banner

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Hello again!

I have been neglecting this blog since Christmas. I was very busy creating a colouring in Farm Frieze for Phoenix Trading during January, then the boys were off for Feb mid term then Easter.
We did lots of skiing. We have had a pretty good ski season in Scotland and the boys have improved lots, with both now able to ski  the legendary White Lady ski run.

Sunset Skiing, February Cairngorm
Deserted slopes, Easter holidays

With the boys now back at school and nursery I am keen to get back to illustration, I am going to set myself a 30 day drawing challenge, so watch this space.