Ace Cartoonized!!!

Posted in Animal/Wildlife Blogs, Art Blogs with tags , , , on November 29, 2013 by camsart7

The wonderful people at MontMarteArt are running a competition to cartoonize people.  I thought I’d give them a challenge and I sent in a picture of our Ace and they drew him!!!

Very cool!!!



Klimt inspired piece

Posted in Art Blogs with tags , , , on September 4, 2012 by camsart7

Ok, I know her heads at a weird angle LOL! but if you look at Klimts work you’ll see several chiropractic jobs going on.  This is his style as bizarre as it is.  Anyway, one of his pieces features a mother and child in a similar pose so I replaced the child with a cute little puppy.  It’s about A3 size and is painted with acrylics and I used a stencil for the background swirls.

Klimt inspired piece. Girl and puppy. © Camille Hayes

Funny Coldplay Clip – Paradise

Posted in Animal/Wildlife Blogs, Other Blogs on August 25, 2012 by camsart7

Currently loving this song.  If you like some of Coldplays songs and dancing elephants.  I recommend this video.  It made me laugh a lot! 🙂 Enjoy!

Funny art quote

Posted in Art Blogs with tags on April 22, 2012 by camsart7

Found this funny picture.  Hope you like it.

Tombow Tiger Cub

Posted in Art Blogs with tags , , , , on April 11, 2012 by camsart7

I made this little fuzz ball with my Tombow Duel Brush Pens.  I blended the colours mostly with the blender pen that comes with the kit rather than the water brush (which I purchased separately).  This gave me a darker, richer colour.  I was surprised as I hadn’t really used the blender pen very much and found that it works quite nicely, especially for smaller areas.

This is the first time I have used the Tombows to paint any wildlife and I’m still getting a feel for the pens.  I have to work really fast as the colours can dry very quickly and if you want to blend properly you have to work area by area.  I’m kind of used to just taking my time and layering all the dark colours over the entire animal first but with Tombows you can only work as I said in small areas at a time.  Anyway, the whole process is very fast and I started and finished this in only about 90 minutes or so. 

Little cubby created with Tombow Duel Brush Pens. © Camille Hayes

Pondering on Good Friday…

Posted in Christianity Blogs with tags , , on April 7, 2012 by camsart7

Went to the Good Friday service today and took communion.    One of the speakers mentioned the scripture 2 Corinthians 5:21 – For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  Jesus not only bore our sins but actually became the very thing called sin itself.  In this, he took every imperfection, sickness, mistake, fault and every evil thing upon himself.  He even took death upon himself and thus He now reigns over it.   If we look further to Colossians 2:15  we read –  And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Revelation 1:18 states – I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.  Our king reigns over death!  If we’re in Jesus we reign in this as well.  He has commanded us to reign in life.  Life is the complete opposite of death.  Thank you dear Jesus.  I pray this truth manifests fully.

Anyway, I have a busy weekend ahead and of course  I must go munch on my double choc hot cross buns.  Some chocolate bunnies have already lost their heads.  Poor bunnies… LOL!

Playing with my Caran D’ache watersoluable pastels!

Posted in Art Blogs with tags , , , , on March 15, 2012 by camsart7

Well I took a long run up, held my nose and dove off the deep end into my box of watersoluble pastels.  I splashed around, throwing colours in wild abandon and came up with a few different experiments with my new crayons.  I’ve given an example below of the same tiger eye used both dry and wet to show the difference. 

Caran D'ache watersoluable pastels used both dry and wet.

You can see that when wet, they really bring out the pigment.  This is really exciting and I’m already head first into my photo reference albums looking for some animals to paint.  I love playing with new art supplies.  It’s so relaxing to zone out for an afternoon and just forget the world and focus on being creative.