Monotreme- The Birth by secretplanet

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marker pen, oil paint, turpentine, linseed oil, charcoal – you name it – on A3 bristol paper in the sketchbook of secrets.

In this picture you, the viewer are a monotreme hatching out of your hard leathery egg & emerging into your new world. A human is intently watching your birth, fascinated by a species he has not encountered before..

I’m still battling on with this silly broken-but-nearly-healed wrist of mine! It’s just very stiff & sore, making it harder to control my tools. or pick things up & put them down, for that matter: i keep dropping everything! but i feel like my drawing’s so close to being back to normal, i can at least tell my stories again!

there’s a graininess that comes through on the paper when you use charcoal, which i quite like! goes nicely with my slightly rough inking at the mo!

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“Ria Gilham is a self taught artist with a remarkable eccentric realist style influenced by her medical training. Expressing her love of fantasy and tales of the imagination, her paintings appear as scenes from yet to be written legends.”
Betty Nolan, Nolan Art Hobart Tasmania

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Comments

  • womble1669
    womble1669over 1 year ago

    trouble is Ria, I wanna see too! I wanna see the wonder!

  • secretplanet
    secretplanetover 1 year ago

    hehe! i’ll get there eventually!

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 1 year ago


    Congratulations! You’ve been featured in Finks of Inks!

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