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03 March 2010, 12:13 PM
Rather than re-opening my old sketch thread (, I thought I'd start a new one. :)

Some favourites from my old sketches: (2006-2008)

Daily Sketch 719: Roses are red, Guns are gunmetal gray

Daily Sketch 727: Avatar war from hell

732: Stalker, two entries

736: White

737: Self Portrait....As a Samurai
way out of time limit:

752: Where the Wild Things Are

1333: Deep Beneath the Sea

03 March 2010, 12:17 PM
From the Open Figure Drawing Workshop, and Anatomy lessons:

From Tres cabezas de estudio by Sorolla

Innocent X by Velázquez

More head studies:

03 March 2010, 12:20 PM
Other works (2006-2007):

03 March 2010, 12:24 PM
... And a late, late return to the Daily Sketch Forum:

Daily Sketch 2090: The Purple Man

Daily Sketch 2096: The Red Queen

03 March 2010, 02:25 PM
Very nice work, i remember some of those daily sketch images. You have a wonderful grasp of human form and anatomy, and those pencil sketches are sweet! Thanks for sharing

03 March 2010, 04:17 PM
Lovely work, eilidh :) I really enjoy the pencil sketch of the Samurai. The reproduction of the Sorolla is excellent, he's one of my favorites. Keep posting!

03 March 2010, 10:15 PM
after your Red Queen daily sketch I was searching for your sketchbook to find it inactive - and today THIS! ^__^ - beautiful paintings eilidh

03 March 2010, 08:03 AM
Thanks, guys!

Rabid1: I'm actually not too good at anatomy! I'm very comfortable with faces, and that's about it. I always mean to spend some time working on full-body anatomy, but I never get round to more than scarce studies.

Daniel68: Thanks for the word of support. Means a lot coming from you, I've always loved your work!

embryotic: Thanks! I don't draw or paint professionally, it's more of a hobby; so especially when time doesn't permit, I can go on for months without painting: hence the long inactivity (and closed thread). I always seem to come back to it with a vengeance, though! :D

Two new ones (March 2010). Both originating from tiny mindless pencil doodles. I'm in the habit of doing those, especially when I'm talking on the phone (at work or otherwise) and I am never conscious of what I'm drawing until well after I've stopped.

PS for both, except for the background of the first one (Painter).

04 April 2010, 09:27 AM

Some reference used for this, but very loose (photo of a much younger girl, slightly different angle).

04 April 2010, 11:20 AM
Fantastic drawings you've there eilidh~!! I personally love the colors of the female in 736:White, the female head portrait below the jedi and Daily Sketch 2096: The Red Queen. This three to me are well done. Love what you're doing mate! Keep posting :beer: !

04 April 2010, 02:51 PM
Amazing drawings Eleni, i love so much for all your works the mood and the feeling:)

04 April 2010, 03:32 AM
cool atmosphere and color representation . ...

05 May 2010, 10:31 AM
Thanks, everyone!

I'm losing track of my sketches: I've got several tiny pencil ones scattered all over the place, waiting to be scanned.

Meanwhile, this was a figure study of sorts.

06 June 2010, 07:07 PM
Some sketches from the past ten days or so. Ironically, I do them to rest my eyes from working too many hours in front of a screen. It does work, though. Apparently the frequent shift of focus from reference (on screen) to paper helps.

Also, I like Mass Effect 2, a lot, as you can probably tell. :)

09 September 2010, 04:45 PM
Sorry I've not been around! I have very little time to paint, and even less to participate at the forums. :/

But, here's some new work.

A more recent WIP, Mass Effect fanart:


And a close-up from my latest finished piece -- more Mass Effect fanart! --

09 September 2010, 04:16 PM
New WIP...

10 October 2010, 08:49 AM
Recent stuff:

(Note: all these can be found at my sketchblog here (

11 November 2010, 08:04 PM
From my sketchbook:

Eventide: Photoshop, ca. 2h, on and off

Started it for DSF Red Rain topic, but the rain wasn't red. ;)

From the DSF: The Black Wall. PS, 45 min.

11 November 2010, 05:50 AM
Hi eilidh, really like the above entry in this week's daily sketch. The muted colors create a very bleak atmosphere. Also enjoy those grungy textures as well. Great work :)

11 November 2010, 07:35 AM
Thanks, Daniel. :)

11 November 2010, 08:48 AM

I need to do more environment studies. (ref: Huangguoshu Waterfall)

Photoshop, ca. 3 hours

11 November 2010, 04:13 PM
Wonderful stuff...this waterfall is really sweet! Good DSGs as well always nice to see you posting like this =)

11 November 2010, 07:28 PM
nice variation of sketches and great character works you have here :)

11 November 2010, 06:43 AM
Thanks, guys! :)

This was from DSF 2340, The Girl with the Pink Hair. PS, a little more than an hour.

11 November 2010, 09:27 AM
DSF 2344 Fog

Photoshop, 45-50min

11 November 2010, 06:42 AM
And another one! Painter + Photoshop, 1,5h. No ref.

01 January 2011, 01:04 PM
Happy New Year, everyone!

Sharing my latest works from December (and one from yesterday):

Whiteout, in progress

First Snow (from the DSF)

small pencil sketch of Heather Elizabeth Sumpter

Very quick and rough sketch of Saint Basil (Greek equivalent of Santa Claus)

Portrait study from a photo by Jack Davison

Last (and also my first painting of the year): quick environment, roughly based on a photo I took of the Lake of Ioannina, NW Greece.

Very wintry colours in all these! ;)

01 January 2011, 02:25 PM
Nice update Eleni
I especially like the eyes you are drawing - they're quite arresting, and the brush work in your 'First Snow' piece
all the best for the new year

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