Thursday, 31 January 2013

MOVING TO NATASHANICOLE.CO.UK

Hello lovelies.

This blog has now moved over to www.natashanicole.co.uk along with my illustration portfolio. 
Feel free to take a look!

Natasha x

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Softening Drawings


Work in progress. I take so many photographs with my phone camera when I'm drawing because I find it helps me to find flaws when I see the image within a small box rather than on the page I've been staring at for hours. Also, I think this is the first time I've drawn a man in years. I guess that technically it's the same when drawing a woman, but the features are different so I found it a little harder. I think I softened him because of that.

A Blog I've been staring at lately.
Soundtrack to my drawings this week.
Recommended film
Book I want to read (has anyone else read it?)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sadness of the Moon


Sadness of the Moon  (oil on canvas 100x100)  Roberto Ferri

Italian painter Robertro Ferri paints beautiful, visceral paintings of flesh, wings and mermaid tails in an assortment of both calm and violent poses. The colours he uses point to a heavy influence of older Italian painters, and his attention to detail and emotion is definitely enough to rival any of them.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Delicate Wrists, Pale Skin


Today I thought I'd share some beautiful photographs by Nishe. Her images are so delicate, full of limp wrists, pale skin, fingertips entwined with long hair and long grass. I love the dreamlike atmosphere. Follow her website, blog and facebook for more images. 


Sunday, 28 October 2012

For the Stationary Obsessive



This is the kind of site that makes stationary obsessives like myself get little heart flutters. Everything stocked is beautifully clean and geometric, pale and perfect. Even the photography of each item has been looked over with a meticulous eye, to the point where I find myself wanting, no, needing, paperclips. The grey linen diary in particular is my favourite. I'm already looking for a 2013 diary, and this is a complete dreamboat. 
Yeah, I did just call an organisational tool a dreamboat ...