Saturday, July 28, 2012

Elementals (ATC swap)

Salamander: fire elemental
At the moment I am working on a swap for iATC called 'ELEMENTALS'  I am illustrating the four elements: earth, air, wind and fire.  I am thinking of doing the 5th element: Aether as a hostess card (not sure how I´d illustrate that one though ;)  More info on Elementals here. I´ll post the cards as I do them.

Undine: water elemental
Air (I like her more than the other one)
Sylph: air elemental

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


My parcel arrived this morning!  Yipee- 2 lovely sketchbooks and a set of sketching pencils - 8B to 2H.  Can´t wait to get going!  Just need my book to arrive and I can start my 'art classes' .  I ordered Kimon Nicolaides´ The Natural Way to Draw: A Working Plan for Art Study  Very mixed reviews on this - but I have a feeling it´s going to work for me.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Gaatha (ATC set)

A new set for an ATC swap on iATC  'Oh my Goth'  And, oh what fun I had bringing Gaatha to life!  I´m really starting to feel like I'm getting the hang of my new Stylefile markers.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

CMT awareness

I recently entered this in an art contest on Facebook for people with CMT entitled 'EXPRESSIONS'. All entries will be published in Artist´s World magazine´s September 2012 edition which is dedicated to CMT awareness month!  CMT is a neurological disease that affects an estimated 2,6 billion people (click here for more information). 

If you´d like to vote for my entry - click here and 'LIKE'

A fresh start

After blogging on and off for under a year on 'Ruby Barr' - I decided my name change (from 'Ruby Barr' to 'Colourfulleigh'), deserved a fresh start. So - here I am - let the blogging begin!

I have also opened an Etsy shop with the same name and should have that up and running (fingers crossed!) soon.