Saturday, 3 October 2015

Show Your Face on Friday - The Story Continues!

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven, Followers and Friends. It's Saturday here as I write up this blog post for Kim Dellow's wonderful 'Show Your Face on Friday' blog! It's been another busy week and Friday flew by without me having time to show my face! If you're wondering what I'm on about, please click here to discover Kim's great blog where she challenges us to show the faces we've been working on each week. There are some great artists and some wonderful inspiration, so please do pop across and maybe you'll feel inspired to link up a face yourself. You might remember that last week I challenged myself to draw my daughter Matilda as if she were a Tim Burton character? Here she is, with a magpie friend added to the drawing.



What kind of magic is going on in Magpieheaven? The full moon is keeping a watchful eye on the house, but Matilda is looking worried! What has her older brother been up to?
 One or two people have now asked me if I could add my son Isaac to the story, and, after taking a photo of him in his room...


and basing this sketch on it...



the story seems to be telling itself! Isaac is looking even more worried than his sister! Time is behaving strangely, as the full moon has changed to a slender crescent! Isaac doesn't actually have a pet owl. Somehow I found myself giving him one in this picture, and I can imagine him sharing his room with the rather wise and slightly anxious creature, who is a little concerned about the magic his master has been poring over in some of those dusty tomes! Maybe it will be the wise old owl who will ultimately find an answer to whatever is making Isaac and Matilda so perplexed and maybe he will put everything right! Could it be something to do with that magical ring that Matilda's magpie has filched from somewhere or someone? Whether or not I come up with the full story behind these portraits I had lots of fun creating them and experimenting with caricature. I do hope you will have a creative week and that you'll feel able to have some fun with faces and link up to Show Your Face too!

19 comments:

  1. Nice to see Isaac as well... hope you solve the mystery of their angst!! Great drawings.

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  2. Love your magical drawing of Isaac as the sorcerer's apprentice, really very cool. Both drawings together are magnificent. Have a lovely weekend, take care, hugs, Valerie

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  3. This is fantastic! LOVE this a lot! Full of poetry and magic! <3

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  4. Fabulous! I can hardly wait to find out what happens next. Smashing illustrations. Love, love, love all the gorgeous details.

    Lx

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  5. oh wow, these are fantastic. Love both of them!

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  6. I can feel a storybook coming on... Fabulous Burton-esque portrait of Isaac to add to the suspense... all very avian too with the owls and the magpies (but of course). Can't wait for the next instalment. Not sure I'm going to manage a face this week - got an Andy Skinner workshop tomorrow and off to work in Norway on Monday... it's going to be pushing it!
    Alison xx

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  7. I am in complete awe of your talent, Julie Ann. These are WONDERFUL.

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  8. I can't wait to see the whole story in bookform-verse and illustrations!! What wonderful charac-itures you have created of your children!!And I adore Isaac's pet owl!! Who who knew?
    you are so talented Julie Ann!! xo

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  9. Fantastic artwork and fab fun stories - love it! (especially the cute owl)... Gill x

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  10. Wow! These are both fabulous - the faces, the birds, the cat and the settings for them - I'm so impressed and look forward to seeing more! Chrisx

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  11. Fantastical, magical and very absorbing. Cries of we want more, there is definitely a book bursting to the fore!!!! The expression on Issac's face and his pet owl and that mischievous magpie are astonishing,, that owl is so endearing and definitely a hint of the anxious about it.
    Always in awe!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Brilliant! So glad we now have one of Isaac too! What next, Kevin peeping out of an anthropomorphic kitchen cabinet? And what will Terry's charicature tell us about him? We need more!

    Lucy x

    P.s. happy birthday Mattie

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  13. These sketches are just amazing. I adore them. xox

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  14. Love your lyrical ramblings Julie Ann........look forward to them! The photo of Isaac is splendid and your artwork captures the mood splendidly! What a versatile and talented lady you are! Xx

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  15. Oh amazing sketches and good see you Isaac. what is the next adventure! can;t wait!! tell me!....xxx

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  16. Fabulous! I love both and I love your style for them. Stunning as always! Thanks so much for joining Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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