Saturday, 27 December 2008

Harry Potter fanart: 'Close Ties'

Interpret this image any way you like ^^

I haven't drawn anyone from Potter for a long time, so when I got inspiration (from this photo) I had to draw them.

I then used the image to see how the new tablet works ^^

I'm DAMN pleased with this, I think it's turned out really well ^^

The background is sort of haphazard, but I rather like it XD

Took around 6 to 8 hours in photoshop. Original pencils took about two hours, inking about a half hour. Download for full view.

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger (C) J.K. Rowling

Art (C) Hannah King

Monday, 22 December 2008


These are the Chibi versions of the ten characters from Yamabushi, created specifically to illustrate the Website ^^

Want to find these as single images? Go to our Deviant Page!




An original webcomic, written by Gilles Bone and illustrated by Hannah King.

Website launching in early January 2009 - with accompanying Forum, CafePress store and DeviantArt page.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Mermaid Booklet

Whoo. This took about a month to make c.c

Details: Swapbot

You will take 9 pieces of sturdy paper. They have to be something between the size of an ATC and a postcard. Then you will decorate each paper on BOTH sides - the theme is Mermaids (and Mermen!). You can use anything you like, nice papers, fabrics, embellishments, ribbons, let your imagination go wild! And definitely don't just slap on a sticker! The sides of the papers don't have to be straight - they can be cut, ripped, etc. whatever will fit your artsy mermaid cards!

Once you're done with decorating you will cut a small hole into the LEFT UPPER side of every card, maybe secure it with something or pull a small ring through it and THEN you'll put all the cards onto a keyring. You can always add more decoration onto the keyring as well, like some ribbons or pendants - you don't have to though. --> UPDATE: If you have ideas for another kind of binding that will result in a neat booklet, that's ok. Just make sure you create a booklet, self-made. :)

As you may be able to see from the top photograph, I secured my pages to a ring ^^ I then added a lovely green ribbon and two strings of beads - one small one with blue and green glass beads, another long one with sea shapes and my swap partners innitials.

Page 01: Entirely hand drawn. The card was coloured and stamped first, then I drew on to it and added mre colour and some embellishments.

Page 02: I used an image of a mermaid sitting on the shore, onto lovely swirly paper and added some beads and a green stamp and some gold stamps.

Page 03: Entirely hand drawn in graphite, added some swirls in glittery green gel pen and some crystals and added glitter for shimmery effects.

Page 04: I used an image of some mermaids befriending sailors and decorated it with shimmery fabric and glitter gel pens.

Page 05: Another mermaid image, this time decorated with a stamp, a fish shaped brad and some lovely medieval style fabric.

Page 06: I coloured the card with blues, purples and pinks, then added a shell image and decorated with crystals, a small mermaid doodle and the Kanji for 'mermaid'.

Page 07: A mermaid illustration on shimmery pink card, decorated with glitter gel pens, two stamps, some crystals, a gorgeous brad and a flower-shaped bead - the lace to the right is stuck between this page and the next.

Page 08: A lovely image stuck on glittery gold card and embellished with a brad and some paper flowers.

Page 09: A hand-drawn ATC loosely attached to a stamped card background - with fluffy threads and crystals to embellish the ATC.

Page 10: A hand-drawn ATC loosely attached to a stamped card background - with glitter gel pens and crystals used to embellish the ATC.

Page 11: Lovely mermaid illustration on grey-brown card background, decorated with glitter-gel pens and glitter glue - a small seahorse keyring attached to bottom right corner.

Page 12: Mermaid image on card backround, decorated with stamps, glue-spot, fish shaped brad and glitter gel pens - as well as glitter-glue.

Page 13: Entirely Hand-drawn mermaid on striped blue-black-white card, embellished with gold-red-bronze thread, glitter gel pens, small silver ribbon and black brads.

Page 14: Mermaid image on glittery black card, and embellished with glitter gel pens, letter brads, pink-flower brads and beading on right hand side.

Page 15: Mermaid image on green-card background, decorated with gold pen, gold glitter gel pen, glitter gel pens, fish shaped brads and glitter glue blobs.

Page 16: Mermaid image on parchment card, decorated with glitter gel pens, brads, crystals and small flat flower-shaped beads.

Page 17: Mermaid image on card, with black paper, stamps, brads, flower-shaped beads, and glitter gel pens.

Page 18: Entirely hand-drawn on green hand-made fabric-paper, stamped, with green threads, glitter glue, heart brad, green and yellow brad and gold flower bead.

I'm really bloody pleased with these ^^

I recieved mine in the post last week - it was exclusively found images, but beaded and embellished really well - I love it! ^^

I decided to draw some of the mermaid pages myself for my own booklet, and I hope my partner likes it when it arrives ^^

And here's a close-up of the Hand-Drawn pages ^^

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Christmas Decorations!

The Tree, Front Window and Mantlepiece in the the livingroom downstairs ^^

The Tree and a photo we keep of Spork in my and Matt's bedroom ^^

Twisp decided to get in the way...

...and then so did Moogle XD

Notice that they've both been Christmassed? Mom gave them both pretty gold bows and kept calling them 'Christmas Cats' XD

And now for some 'arty shots' because I couldn't help myself!

And there you have it ^^ This is what Christmas looks like at our house! ^^

For more photos, go here: Whisperelmwood's Flickr Gallery