Wednesday, December 22, 2010


PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN TRADITIONAL DRESS

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


ENGLISH SETTER

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SHAUN TAN
This is the website for an Australian illustrator who does fabulously beautiful work.... really gorgeous, I can't gush enough about him. I think I have all his books! His website is really inspirational too!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


WITH THE DRIFTWOOD

And here is the driftwood!

OCCHIO DI SANTA LUCIA

This is a preliminary drawing for a piece I am working on in ceramic (if all goes according to plan and a piece of driftwood I found in Sardinia in the summer.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ouch


Ouch
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MY NEW FAVORITE TOY!
I RECENTLY BOUGHT AN IPAD AND HAVE BEEN TRYING OUT SOME OF THE DRAEWING APPS. MY FAVORITE SO FAR IS BRUSHES. THESE ARE SOME IMAGES I HAVE DONE... I HAVEN'T QUITE GOT THE HANG OF USING MY FINGER TO DRAW!!!

Sleeping on the street


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The Outsider


The Outsider
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

3rd page of the storyboard



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Second page of stoyboard



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Storyboard for 'Countries on the couch'



Originally uploaded by helencarter1001

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010



MORE IDEAS





SOME IDEAS......
Here are some ideas that I have that I may develop... chissa'!!!


LIVING IN SPAIN
Here are two of the illustrations I did for a book about living in Spain.... I particularly like the way I have depicted the Spanish estate agent...... very realistic, not at all stereotypical!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010



THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
This is an illustration I did for a competition to illustrate one of the stories of Hans Christian Anderson. I chose the princess and the pea. I wanted the perspective to be a bit squiffy to give a sense of the height of the mattress and the precariousness of them. I quite like the 'Japanese' vibe that I gave the Princess!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Glencullen....

I took some photos whilst walking my dog near my house today. Being the cheerful person I am I found myself in the local derelict church and cemetry! I was completely alone but it was a lovely autumn day and very peaceful, a good place to clear your head. I also took some fotos of my neighbours, the sheep. The song is one of my favorites at the moment and I thought it suited the tone of the photos. It is called La Collina dei ciliegi by Lucio Battista.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

TIME TO GET SERIOUS!




I have decided enough messing around.... it's time to get serious so I am clearing up my spare/junk room and making it into a super sleek studio where I can organize myself in an atmosphere conducive to creativity!!!!! I have consulted Feng shui specialists and know where to put all my chakras (actually I haven't and wot's a chakra? can you buy one in Lidl on offer???) Anyway my mission for this coming week is to completely organize everything and get rid of all my junk!!!!! I have decided to paint one of the walls but can't decide on blue, pink or green....I'll get back to that one!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MY NEW BLOG!!
I might have said before..... but at the risk of repeating myself, I am going to Sardinia in August and I have decided to create a different blog which I will update when I am there. I can record how well (!!!!) I am learning Italian, post boring holiday photos (and stop boring you on here!!!) and hopeully if I get bored/lonely, it will give me something to do! The title is Month of Sundays

Monday, June 28, 2010


First page of the storyboard I am doing.

This is the initial storyboard I am doing for an animation title sequence for a television pilot (more of a presentation board?) I hope to scan them, these were just taken with my camera

Sunday, June 27, 2010


The front cover of a book I illustrated about relocating to Spain and buying a property.... I have to dig out the other illustrations I have for it... I'm sure they are in here somewhere!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I have done these posts below some time ago but forgot to put them on my blog!!!!

The Beanstalk


The Beanstalk
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The Beanstalk sprouting


walk in the hills


walk in the hills
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moleskine sketchbook


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Moleskine sketchbook


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Sleeping Maori


sleeping maori
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Birdcage


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Tulips


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Garden of Hotel San Roque, Sotogrande


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The Journey


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I did this ages ago but just realized I never put it in this blog

Monday, April 5, 2010

ARIES


This is the first image for some greeting cards representing the 12 zodiac signs...... I don't know why I started with Aries!

Friday, March 26, 2010

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......... I am going to Olbia in Sardinia for the whole of Agosto!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to learn to speak Italian and to do lots and lots of sketching. I will be completely on my own...FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM!!! hence the YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. If I see anyone I recognize, I will look the other way and pretend not to notice!!!!!!!
Anyway next week I am starting to draw again after being very lazy for months! Let's see what comes out of it!!!
CIAOOOOOOOOOOOO

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

It was New Years Eve 1 hour, 36 minutes ago......I am snowed in in my house in the Dublin mountains and couldn't get the car out so spent a very solitary evening. I am wondering where I should go next, what I should do next. I am at a crossroads in more than one sense and have no clues or map to show me where to turn......... there does not seem to be any logical progression to what has gone before and no way of turning back. I guess that is called life. 2010 is wide open to me to make of it what I will, I hope this year I will make something of substance and cease to chase shadows. Happy New Year to anyone who is listening!