Sunday, 27 October 2013

Weasel and Hare sketches

I've been really loving drawing countryside animals at the moment, as you may have noticed. I think I might need to pop the Animals of Farthing Wood on to help my obsession.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

some rabbit sketches

It has been a very long time since i've updated - so here are some bunny sketches :)

Monday, 27 May 2013

little pip and the extinct zoo

So this is a personal project of mine that i've been working on for a while now...
It's based on little pip, as a young palentology obsessed girl, who can see the ghosts of extinct animals. She builds them an imaginary zoo and goes on adventures with them.
Ever since illustrating I am Jake last summer I have been searching for a similar project to sink my teeth into, so I did this first finished painting in a children's book style, and i'm hoping to develop the story further - for now I am just loving drawing it.

Let me know what you think guys!

(copyright 2013 - alex ashman)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Brandon the cat gets famous

Just a quick update to say that my cat illustration, Brandon the cat, is being featured on the website - A big shout out and thanks to Joe for featuring my work :)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Brandon, the cat

Here's another wee cat that i've drawn. For some reason whenever I hit artistic block, I just have to draw cats until I get through it. I hope you like him!

(Oh and my boyfriend named him Brandon. It's different, but I like it)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Snow shoes - long strides

For mother's day I have drawn my mum a pair of snow shoes! Not very seasonal, but she's currently writing a play involving arctic explorers and lots and lot's of snoes shoes. Because I get to go home so rarely, I always like to make something for my mum.

On second thoughts the she may be sick of they sight of those shoes...hmm...

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

10,000 views and stripey cats

Hello everyone! My blog has reached over 10,000 views! I want to thank everyone who's supported my wee blog - I really appreciate it. To celebrate I drew a stripey cat :)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


 And here's what I did with my painted texture - another proud stag!

Monday, 28 January 2013

Textures and Colour study

Late night painting and trying out some brush textures is a great way of unfocussing your mind and coming up with new ideas. Paint paint paint... :)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Monarch of the Glen

I'm feeling inspired by some deer photo's that i've been looking at, so I thought i'd do a wee sketch of our very own monarch of the glen, (sadly not the excellent tv show) - just in time for Burn's night.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Merry Dancers

There are northern lights over orkney skies tonight and it makes me miss home fiercely. It's been far too long since I saw the merry dancers. - Digital painting - 25mins