Come Down! Mixed media drawing on toned ground by Serena Fenton
Reader - watercolor self-portrait by Serena Fenton
Frank, the cat; ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Al Catone - watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton
Dancing Fool - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Self Portrait: Dancing Fool

June 15, 2015

I need to do more – or even just some – self portraits.  In an attempt to get some others joining me in the effort, I have started a weekly challenge on Twitter: #MondaySelfPortrait @MonSelfPortrait  This is my first selfie as a dancing queen:

Cat-mint conversation in ink and digital color by Serena Fenton

Cat-mint Conversations

June 12, 2015

This week’s #Colour_Collective challenge is mint green – a difficult color to blend in water colors.  I did some mixes using cerulean and hooker’s green and came close.  But then I did this quick sketch and decided to dabble in digital colorizing.  Not bad for a baby step.

Cat Drawing - ink sketch by Serena Fenton
nanner-nanner booboo: ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Polar bear goodnight - ink drawing by Serena Fenton

Polar Bear Goodnight

June 7, 2015

Last week, working on the #pinchpunchpost challenge (polar bear), I came up with a couple of sketches, but this one just seemed lacking.  Nothing works like a little pressure.  A day after the deadline for this week’s #colour_collective , I realized that what this sketch needed was a lamp black background.  Gotta work more on those backgrounds.

Conversation - an ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Dog Anatomy, ink drawing by Serena Fenton
Rogues Gallery Landscape - watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton
Rogues Gallery of Cats - watercolor and ink by Serena Fenton

Rogues Gallery of Cats

June 2, 2015

It’s a Rogues Gallery of Cats.  Who knows what they are really up to!  Even though it is June, not December, I am wishing for santa baby to bring me a wide format scanner, as this image is only about 2/3 of the painting.  There is a landscape on the bottom that had to be […]

Character study in pencil by Serena Fenton

Character Study

June 1, 2015

Consistency is paramount for illustrators, so so I keep reading.  So I am working on an all-round understanding of my characters: front, side and back.  Character 1 (Rowena?)