In the land of the kelp dragons all mossy and green
The creatures are preparing a coronation for a new fairy queen
Her dress is green felt embroidered with ferns and her crown is gold apricots that won’t spoil or turn
She rides to the scene with an elegant mare, that’s decorated with blueberries, apples and pears
The dragons sit around protecting the queen
Nothing can harm them, they are too supreme
The fairies all gather around in the fen
As the dragons give their blessings to the queen and them
Before the dawn comes all have fun at the ball
The royal procession is fun time for all
Before the sunrises, the queen kisses goodbye, to all the kelp dragons and tries not to cry
Because she won’t ever see them again, as they only come to fairies if its coronation time again
Inktober day 2 – The Bride of Frankenstein’s monster!
Colours used, black Indian ink, apple green, scarlet mixed with white and sunshine yellow for skin tone watered down, white, metallic-silver-aluminium for the bolts.
I was quite surprised at how I got the skin tone just right, I didn’t want her to look pale and pasty or green, I wanted her to look like the blood is actually flowing in her and that she is more of a success than the monster, because it would be Dr Frankenstein’s second attempt at replicating human life and as we all know – you get better with practise!
As a fan of horror I just had to do this scream queen, she’s a beauty and tomorrow I might plan to do her beast, “The Monster” himself.
A rose for the first day of Inktober.
Here is my first ever attempt at working with traditional Winsor & Newton inks and it is for the first day of Inktober, which is today!
It’s a lovely rose in a frame, ink colours include, gold (yes finally bought some) mixed with apple green, there is scarlet mixed with white to make pink. I have been told by my husband and a friend that this should be considered for a Valentine’s Day card, never really thought about doing that, but I can see where they get the idea from!
Limes are green with a harden rind
Great to eat or drink
Slice them thin and then enjoy
The juicy slimy treat!
There is an effervescent brook running through the forest
Green shimmers along its bumpy waves and shadows of bygone days
Moss upon rocks gives shelter to life, frogs sit upon them and they know no strife
The cackles of the woodland tease and frolic during the day
Always happy and larking, always in play
The shadows of the brook is always this way