This is Little Deano Bear aka LDB. He is my house-mate, studio-assistant, food taster and asker of strange questions. He has also modelled for me to draw and paint and sculpt, and can sit surprisingly still for such a mischievous bear.
Here he is in one of the first drawings he sat for
And here he is being very patient while I sculpt
The finished piece
Now all painted and eyes put in
He can also sometimes be a very thoughtful bear
You can follow LDB on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/LilDeanoBear?lang=en for updates on his daily antics. And I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t 😉
And his big brother is on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Deano_bear?lang=en
The Deano Bears have recently set up a blog too: https://deanobears837325318.wordpress.com/
If it wasn’t for this little bear I think I’d go quite mad! 😉
Made my first sale of a drawing on Etsy recently. I have about a dozen drawings up at the moment and will add more soon. It was very encouraging to make a sale so soon after opening the shop and I hope it is not just a glitch and that more sell soon. There are so many ways of selling art online either as originals or as prints but one has to settle on just a few or it becomes too much work to keep them all going. Selling an original is a great feeling and is a great incentive to do more drawing.
My Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/deanharkness
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I have a few online shops with various designs available on a variety of items. I also have a shop for the sale and commission of original artworks too.
Redbubble is awesome and has a wide range of items and produces high quality prints on high quality products: Redbubble Shop
Spreadshirt is an excellent site for T-Shirts. The prints and materials are very good quality: Spreadshirt Shop
Etsy is where I sell original art and can take commissions too: Etsy Shop
I hope you find something you like either for yourself or as a present.
Thanks for stopping by ¦¬)
For more information please visit My Website
I found a wonderful photograph online to work from that I thought would make a great medusa drawing because of the pose.
I think I should have spent more time on the snakes positions but pretty much went with the fist things I came up with except for one or two adjustments. I will still add more detail to them and shading too.
There is a fabulous drawing by Boris Vallejo that I know well as I had a few books of his work when I was younger and I’m happy to say that I’m happier with my version than I expected to be. Obviously there is still room for a whole lot of improvement, and that’s good, as it will keep me busy 🙂
You can see more of my work here: Gallery
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Hello dear art lover!
I am a self employed, full time artist and have been for some years now. I struggle to make a living and most months I am one rent cheque away from eviction. I live very frugally and put as much as I can of what I earn back into new projects and materials.
I have never asked for money in any way online before, but I now see many people using this method successfully to enable them to continue working as a creative / content creator. As someone who works and lives alone I don’t really have much of a support network to speak of (don’t get out much, you see?) I’m really hoping that seeking patrons is the way to go.
As little as £1 or $1 a month for regular updates of work-in-progress pictures and sculptures could go towards keeping me with a roof over my head and food in my belly. Not to mention materials and supplies etc., which have become insanely expensive these days.
For larger monthly donations and one-off contributions I am offering original artworks, mostly illustrations, but also paintings and small sculptures. Simply send me a picture to work from and I will make an original piece of art. It can be a picture of anything at all.
I have also set up a ‘Goal’ on Patreon. The Goal is to make the garage in the garden into a studio so that I can work more easily all year round and create many more pieces of art and hopefully more sophisticated works of art too.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I hope it persuades you to become a patron, and if it does I will be eternally grateful.
It was my birthday late last month and my wonderful partner, Anna-Lena, got me a copy of Shaun Tan’s The Bird King – an artist’s notebook, and it is both beautiful and inspiring to read and look at. I will never grow tired of it. My sister also bought me an actual artist’s notebook and I now have a few more sketches and doodles to share with the world.
The picture below is a face, kind of, until you tilt your head to the left. Now it’s two cyclists about to go round a bend. I know that feeling!
Here’s one from way back when. Nude self portrait. Included for no special reason:
Below is the work in progress cover illustration for book 3.
Who are your favourite illustrators? Do you have a favourite illustrated story? Would love to hear from you as it is a great way of finding new art and artists and inspiration.
What story would you illustrate or like to see illustrated?
One day I hope to make one of my own!
Please check my website for more art and info on methods and pricing: Dean Harkness Artist
If you got this far, thank you, and Happy Holidays!
Inktober came and went, and very enjoyable it was too. Not sure what happened to November, and now we are well into our way with December. But I did keep up with the sketching and doodling, inspired further by the gift from my partner of the wonderful book, The Bird King by Shaun Tan. – A book I’ve had for several weeks now but still have not got to the end of as I am revelling in each and every page.
Here’s some of my recent scribbles:
My beautiful sister.
Hope you liked the doodles. I love making these distorted figure drawings!
Please check my site for more paintings, sculptures, and drawings: Dean Harkness Design
And do please let me know what your favourite illustations and or illustrators are. I’m always open to suggestions and looking for new inspiration.