Miniature Johnny Depp

Not much to report again this week. I've been making progress on my map of the Thames but as it's just a pencil sketch at the moment, it's hard to take good photos.

I also did this tiny watercolour painting of Johnny Depp. I hear he was a bit inebriated at the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday night!

Johnny Depp Watercolour Painting

This portrait is the size of a two pence piece. I love working on a small scale and thought I'd put my new paintbrush and watercolours to the test! I was partly inspired by Lorraine Loot's wonderful 'Postcards for Ants'. If you haven't seen them yet, go and have a look, you'll be amazed!

That wrinkly pink sausage thing is my finger...if you were wondering. Which you probably weren't.


Here are a few photos of the map, hopefully I'll have more next week as it comes together!

Illustrated Map

Sorry about the dark pictures, these short, gloomy days aren't very good for photography!

Illustrated Map

I really can't wait to get started on outlining in pen, it seems I've been sketching for days!

Illustrated Map

Last week I mentioned that I've entered my blog for the UK Blogger Awards and would really love your vote! I don't expect to come close to winning, but it would be great if my little blog could be seen by a few more people as a result! If you could spare a minute, the link to vote is: http://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/candidates/Clare-Willcocks

Thank you!

I'm sharing this post on the following blogs:  Handmade Harbour, Paint Party Friday and for the first time, Blue Chair Diary Illustrations!

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Clare Willcocks: Miniature Johnny Depp

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Miniature Johnny Depp

Not much to report again this week. I've been making progress on my map of the Thames but as it's just a pencil sketch at the moment, it's hard to take good photos.

I also did this tiny watercolour painting of Johnny Depp. I hear he was a bit inebriated at the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday night!

Johnny Depp Watercolour Painting

This portrait is the size of a two pence piece. I love working on a small scale and thought I'd put my new paintbrush and watercolours to the test! I was partly inspired by Lorraine Loot's wonderful 'Postcards for Ants'. If you haven't seen them yet, go and have a look, you'll be amazed!

That wrinkly pink sausage thing is my finger...if you were wondering. Which you probably weren't.


Here are a few photos of the map, hopefully I'll have more next week as it comes together!

Illustrated Map

Sorry about the dark pictures, these short, gloomy days aren't very good for photography!

Illustrated Map

I really can't wait to get started on outlining in pen, it seems I've been sketching for days!

Illustrated Map

Last week I mentioned that I've entered my blog for the UK Blogger Awards and would really love your vote! I don't expect to come close to winning, but it would be great if my little blog could be seen by a few more people as a result! If you could spare a minute, the link to vote is: http://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/candidates/Clare-Willcocks

Thank you!

I'm sharing this post on the following blogs:  Handmade Harbour, Paint Party Friday and for the first time, Blue Chair Diary Illustrations!

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21 Comments:

At 16 November 2014 at 12:44 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

Your tiny sketch is amazing, I'd have trouble making anything that good in a larger scale (I can't draw for toffee). Looking forward to seeing your map progress too.

 
At 16 November 2014 at 14:07 , Anonymous Louisa said...

You are so talented. I don't know how you get so much detail into such a small picture, it puts my stick men to shame ;-) #handmademonday

 
At 16 November 2014 at 14:11 , Blogger Fiddly Fingers said...

Oooh Johnny Depp is very detailed and sooo small. Brilliant! Just popped over to have a look at 'Postcards for Ants' - such a lovely idea :)

 
At 16 November 2014 at 14:31 , Blogger Free Spirit Designs said...

Aww love little Johnny Depp! You must have so much patience to work on such a small scale, and for all that sketching for the map too, i'm so looking forward to seeing it all finished :)

p.s. voted for your blog last week, i hope lots more people do the same! x

 
At 16 November 2014 at 21:28 , Blogger ike said...

How totally cool and such a brilliant idea :-)
The map looks like it's coming along well. Such a huge undertaking !!!

Hope you're not too chilly over there.

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

 
At 17 November 2014 at 02:07 , Blogger Giggles said...

Wow so impressive especially how small Johnny is!! Wonderful work!

Hugs Giggles

 
At 17 November 2014 at 04:33 , Blogger Carie said...

It's amazing how much detail you can get in something so tiny - and I'm loving seeing your sketches of the Thames map too!

 
At 17 November 2014 at 06:01 , Blogger Karen Price said...

the Johnny sketch is amazing!

 
At 18 November 2014 at 12:40 , Blogger stefanie stark said...

Yes, this is really amazing to see your miniatures! Incredible how you have painted Johnny Depp. Your pictures are wonderful! I have subscribed to your blog as I'm curious how the little map will continue. It's wonderful too!

 
At 19 November 2014 at 10:52 , Blogger Alexandra said...

Your miniature Johnny Depp is seriously brilliant!! Wowza! Great job and loving all of your creative work. Thank you for sharing a peek into your world with us. :) xx

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:03 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Lucy! I find it easier to paint small, as there's no need for quite so much detail!

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:06 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

I love postcards for ants! Lorraine Loots is so inspiring :D Thanks mum x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:07 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you so much for your vote and comments! I actually find working on a small scale a lot easier. It's quicker, for one thing, and there's no need for quite so much detail as a bigger painting :) x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:08 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Louisa! There's always a place for stick men though! x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:08 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Suzy! Yep, coming along slowly but surely :)

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:09 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

PS. I was starting to get a bit chilly until we came on holiday to the lovely cottage we're staying in at the moment which is really warm and snuggly! x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:09 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Giggles! x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:10 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Carie, need to choose my next miniature subject now! x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:10 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Karen, Johnny Depp is my favourite actor (for obvious reasons!) so it really was no trouble to stare at his face for a couple of hours! x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:11 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you Stefanie! Hope you enjoy watching the progress of the map :) x

 
At 30 November 2014 at 09:12 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you for your support Alexandra, you must be so busy, I don't know how you find the time for everything! Wonderwoman! x

 

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