face doodle…

face with flowers
face with flowers

Just a random doodle today… trying a bit of contrast between soft and hard edges.

Have a great rest of the week!

UPDATE: New haiku from Tom!

meditating mind
empty open free
where are my car keys?

(c) 2013 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer


soft flowers 2…

more flowers
more flowers
Here’s another doodle on the same theme as last time… flowers, soft blending and exploring the relationship of colours next to and overlapping each other. Still enjoying using Procreate. In fact I have done a few more doodles but haven’t posted them yet. I will try to post another this week.

Check out this photography blog with some lovely detail shots of flowers, architecture and more.

UPDATE: Original poem from Tom in the comments! Captures the image very well – thanks Tom!

Floral embers smoulder, bursting fire
beneath the gusting winds of warming Spring
raising up the Year King on his pyre
to burn within the sacred garden’s ring
where arms of leafy green are raised up high
to welcome back the Eastern-rising sun
rebirth is in the air across the shire;
Winter’s reign at last is finally done!
So brightly burn the floral fires today
that only for a moment will they last
yet toward the Summer they will light our way
melting Winter’s grip so cold and fast.
So the Year King burns, for he is slain,
Yet all that dies will one day live again.

(c) 2013 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

soft flower doodle…

Soft flowers
Soft flowers

I have recently started experimenting with a new app called Procreate. So far it is behaving both more intuitively and flexibly than others I’ve tried. Thanks to the art blog of  Nicholas Herbert for bringing my attention to this app. Check out his traditional and digital artwork – pretty cool!

Hopefully, I will start posting more regularly again – spring is inspiring!

UPDATE: Thanks to Tom for commenting with this new poem for my doodle!

When April with her showers sweet
brings to an end the cold March drought
and birds through tangled bushes tweet
then do the flowers rise and shout:

“Now Spring’s upon us! Winter’s done!
Let all rejoice for we have won
Another year of life and love
beneath the Sun so bright above!”

(c) 2013 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer