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PORTFOLIO

PORTFOLIO

As a sketchbooker, my portfolio is constantly growing with sketches and illustrations. This selection contains all my favourite subjects and styles, from life drawing to watercolours. I invite you to delve into the Valerian archive.

BEGINNINGS

I began life drawing at 15 and have been a passionate believer in it's importance every since. My ability and understanding of drawing took off and this facilitated my first steps into illustration. Consequently, my work is always founded in traditional, observational drawing and it's this theme that ties it all together.

18TH OCTOBER 2018

18TH OCTOBER 2018

Line drawing in pen

28TH FEBRUARY 2020

28TH FEBRUARY 2020

Pen and watercolour wash

MAY 2019

MAY 2019

Extract from my sketchbook. Pen and watercolour wash

FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019

Pen and watercolour wash

MARCH 2019

MARCH 2019

Pen, watercolour, and silver leaf

SEPTEMBER 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019

Honey; Pen and watercolour

JUNE 2019

JUNE 2019

An extract from my sketchbook. Pen and watercolour wash

JANUARY 2019

JANUARY 2019

A candid portrait. Blackwing pencil sketch

25TH JUNE 2018

25TH JUNE 2018

Sketching people at Bristol Airport; Pencil

18TH NOVEMBER 2018

18TH NOVEMBER 2018

Ying; a charcoal study from life

JUNE 2018

JUNE 2018

A study of 'Nudo sulla poltrona blu' by Mario Mafai in watercolour

JANUARY 2019

JANUARY 2019

Nicoletta; Life drawing in Indian ink

28TH JANUARY 2020

28TH JANUARY 2020

An Illustrated Envelope

APRIL 2020

APRIL 2020

Butterflies; Mixed media

MARCH 2019

MARCH 2019

Cocktails; Pen and watercolour wash

FEBRUARY 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

Female Nude; Life drawing in charcoal

FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019

Cafe Illustration; Pen and watercolour

DECEMBER 2019

DECEMBER 2019

Christmas Decorations; Pen and watercolour wash. Lettering by Lucia Leyfield

MARCH 2019

MARCH 2019

Silverlinings; Pen, watercolour and silver leaf

JANUARY 2019

JANUARY 2019

Early Daffodils; Pen and watercolour wash, alla prima

Ms Emma Leyfield currently trading as 'Valerian'. The copyright to all images and graphics used within this website are owned by Valerian, or Valerian has sought the appropriate permissions to use them.

Trademark number: UK00003464494

April Cottage, Kilcott Road, Hillesley, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL12 7RJ