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Some New Drawings

Sunday February 9th, 2014, 1 year, 3 weeks and 2 days ago

Hi! Here’s a preview of some new originals that I’ll be listing in the shop in a few weeks’ time – some ink and graphite drawings, collages, watercolours and mixed media pictures. My friends Mark and Stevie bought me a beautiful set of Sennelier watercolours in a gorgeous wooden chest for Christmas and I love them so much! I’ve been feeling very inspired lately, and thought perhaps I’d do a blog post this week that’s shameless art supply porn. I love taking a peek at other people’s tools and materials, so thought I’d share some of my favourites. By the way, I discovered the best pencil sharpener in the whole world (do pencil sharpeners excite you as much as they do me?) that sharpens white charcoal pencils without breaking – I will share the details.

I’ve been doing some quirky portraits – I like faces with character. I also decided to do some portraits of toys because there’s not a time in your life when you love a lump of plastic with as much passion, or imbue it with as much personality as when you’re a kid and have a favourite toy. Expect more creepy dollies and chubby-cheeked animals!




11 Responses to Some New Drawings

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  1. Mark says:

    I love these drawings and I must say that my favourite has to be the portrait of the young woman. A beautiful collection and I can’t wait to see more!

    Reply to Mark Feb 9th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago
  2. Cass(andra) says:

    These are wonderful! I love the depth & shine of the two toy drawings but my favourite is the picture of the lady with the beads – what a great face! Is she someone in particular or did you make her up?

    Reply to Cass(andra) Feb 10th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago
    • Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

      If I’m not worried about an accurate likeness, I usually use a few photos as a starting point, which is what I did here, and then change and exaggerate features, etc. Glad you like it! x

      Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Feb 10th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago
  3. Denise L. says:

    I LOVE it when I see magic jelly in my inbox! Bless your wonderful friends Mark and Stevie, for the supplies that inspire you, and for the obvious love they have for you, their dear friend.

    I adore the way you draw hair. This beaded young lady is lucky to have Karena hair! Her lips are to die for and her character is subtly alluring. I want to read about this character. The baby doll head and bear toy are fabulous. Your work really makes me happy on so many levels. This post makes me anticipate some snaps of the gorgeous wooden chest, maybe, please, hint-hint?

    Thanks again for the Happy Mail in my dour inbox (lawyer correspondence, tax demands, cancer progress of two relatives, etc., etc.)

    Reply to Denise L. Feb 10th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago
    • Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

      Hi Denise! I’m sorry to hear about your dour mail, but I’m really happy to be able to contribute something more light-hearted. Thank you for your lovely comments – you’ve made my day – it’s nice to know that there are still a few loyal readers of my poor ol’ blog! :) I forgot to mention when I wrote the post, but we named the girl Linda (she looks like a Linda, don’t you think?), and as for her character, I just think of her as being very exuberant with this unflagging optimism and enthusiasm. That’s what I think of when I look at her face, anyway. I certainly will include a photo of my new watercolours!

      Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Feb 10th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago
  4. Wow I love these drawings they are so real looking and life like!!!!

    Reply to Debra Feb 10th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago
    • Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

      Thank you Debra, and bless your cotton socks for dropping by and commenting! I hope the new year’s treating you well so far! :)

      Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Feb 10th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago
  5. kate nancarrow says:

    super-excellent, you are.

    Reply to kate nancarrow Feb 10th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago
  6. jorge says:

    Nice and clean drawings.

    Reply to jorge Feb 12th 2014, 1 yr and 3 wks ago

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