Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Well that time is almost upon us. I will be travelling over the christmas break so I have decided that this will be my last post for 2009 and I will be back on or around the 2nd of January 2010. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

Take care and for those of you travelling on the roads as I will be, please take care.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Now he is finished

I finally decided to do a background, it has taken quite a long time, but finally . . .it is done. Hope you like it!

24x22cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Teddy Finished?

I am not sure yet, what do you think? I am going to sit on it for a day or two

Teddy WIP
24x22cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Finally a little tracton

Finally I am getting somewhere with this.

Teddy WIP
24x22cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Time is still killing me

This is the only update I have for today . . . the kitchen is demanding some paint

 Teddy WIP
24x22cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Phew, where is my time going

Wow I have had no time lately and so my portrait of Teddy has been dragging out. here is the latest progress, he is starting to get a little shape now, hopefully I will finish off his chest and most of his body tonight.

Teddy WIP
24x22cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Teddy again

So I have started work on teddy again. Not very far along so far but it is getting there slowly. Hopefully I will get some more done over the weekend and will post up a new update then. With a bit more work it will improve in look, currently it looks a little off as he has his mouth wide open so the top jaw will look funny till I put in the bottom bit and probably even some neck.

Teddy WIP
24x22cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cyclomon Finished

So after quite a few hours more then I expected, the Cyclomon are finished. I went over the whole back ground and darkened it up which I think has made a huge improvement and I am now happy with the finished product.

22x11cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Home safe . . work continues

So I made it back from the UK safe and sound and have been working on the same piece I started before I left. I think it is almost finished now, but I think it will need a coat of fixative and then another lay of black at least. Originally I was not to sure about this piece and how it was progressing, but it is slowly growing on me and as it gets closer and closer to completion I am getting more and more comfortable with it.

Cyclomon WIP
22x11cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009


After a beautiful drive through the mountains and train trip we arrived at Zermatt. I don't have the photos at the moment, but the drive over the Grand St Benard pass was spectacular (scarey in my case as I am not to good with the narrow steep roads) and hell cold. We got out of the car at the boarder and nilly froze to death ;p

Any way back to Zermatt. Unfortuantly a few things where closed so we could not do what we originally might have. Instead we took a train up the mountains. We had a great time and the view was glorious. I bet it looks awesome in Winter

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Italy - Stresa 12th Oct 2009

So after getting up early in the morning to catch our flight to Milan, we arrived in Italy. Tired and weary after waiting in line for what seemed like for ever to hire a car, we hit the road and headed to Stresa. Well we had an eventful drive, on the Autobahn and the widing roads to Stresa. The staff at our hotel where lovely and we were lucky enought to get an upgrade =) YAY. The view was spectacular, all the colours are very strong. Great greens and blues. I would definatly be happy to visit again!

London 11th October 2009

So we arrived into London after a 24 hr flight at about 6 or 7 am. Luckly we could book into our hotel (for a fee of course, which included breaky at least) and have a much needed shower. We decided to head into London so we could try and get used to the time zone change instead of just hitting the hay. We took a big bus tour and checked out the city until. about 4pm, when we where completly stuffed! We decided to try and get a good nights sleep ready for our flight in the morning.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just a quick note

unfortunatly internet access has been pretty limited so far. I hope to update with photos soon. I am doing well though and everything is lovely. Hopefully we will get a connection sorted in Zermatt tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Something a bit diffrent

I started something a bit different a few days ago. I visited my parents on the weekend and took some shot of some of the flowers around their garden. I decided I might try my hand at drawing some cyclamen. I did not really like the background in the actual photo so I tried blacking the background to see if I can get the flowers to stand out a bit. We will see how it ends up, sometimes you just have to try something to see how it goes. I hoped to get this done before I head to London on Saturday but unfortuantly I don't think it will get done as I need to pack tomorrow. Be sure to stay tuned into the blog thought for the next few weeks as I will be posting updates on my journey around the alps and the UK!

Cyclomon WIP
22x11cm, Graphite Pencil
Copyright Kristy Chappell 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Teddy continued

So I decided to salvage Teddy. I am not sure that it will be ok to actually be used and framed, but I want to finish it anyway as I need to practise with completing a full picture rather then just a head study or something.

Unforutnatly the scanner I use to load my updates is washing the picture out a bit, so I might have to try taking a photo (althought I am not a very good photographer and have had problems with this as well. If anyone has any hints I would love to hear them!

Well here is the update, hope you like

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teddy Update - and bad news

So this is where I am at with Teddy, but I think I might have to start over as I dropped the drawing in some mud =[ and the bottom of the paper is wrinkled now =[

Monday, September 14, 2009

Teddy on the drawing board

So Next up is Teddy,and I hope to be giving this one as a present

Yuki the final product

So here is the finished product! I am going to see if I can get it framed.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Yuki is finished

So I finished Yuki last night, now I just need to add a bit of fixative so it does not get damaged in transit and scan it into the computer so you can all see how it went.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Yuki on the drawing board

Currently I am working on a picture of my Dog Yuki, hopefully I will get it finished soon! Unforuantly the photos i have tried to take of it have all turned out poorly so it is going to have to wait until it is finished and i can scan it in