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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.

AUTUMN HEDGEROWS

AUTUMN HEDGEROWS

Demo for Autumn Leaves in Watercolour

THE DENTIST

THE DENTIST

An extract from a sketchbook

THE FLEECE

THE FLEECE

An extract from a sketchbook

COCKTAILS

COCKTAILS

Line and Watercolour Wash

YING

YING

Charcoal on Cartridge Paper

ICE SKATERS IN BATH

ICE SKATERS IN BATH

Pen and Watercolour Wash

RED ADMIRAL

RED ADMIRAL

British Butterflies

FRENCH FANCY

FRENCH FANCY

An extract from a sketchbook

DANDELION

DANDELION

An Extract for a zine

FREESIA

FREESIA

Pen and Watercolour wash

DECORATED LETTERS

DECORATED LETTERS

Artist and Illustrators magazine, June 2020

FEMALE NUDE

FEMALE NUDE

Charcoal on Cartridge Paper

IN THE GREENHOUSE

IN THE GREENHOUSE

Pen and Watercolour Wash

NUDA SULLA POLTRONA BLUE

NUDA SULLA POLTRONA BLUE

By Mario Mafi, A watercolour study

BEDROOM IN WATERCOLOUR

BEDROOM IN WATERCOLOUR

An extract from a sketchbook

THE GARDEN IN MAY

THE GARDEN IN MAY

An extract from a sketchbook

THE VALLEY AT LAST LIGHT

THE VALLEY AT LAST LIGHT

An extract from a sketchbook

A DAY AT CASTLE COMBE

A DAY AT CASTLE COMBE

Watercolour on Arches Paper

SKULL IN WATERCOLOUR

SKULL IN WATERCOLOUR

Watercolour on Arches paper

WILD BADGER SIGHTING

WILD BADGER SIGHTING

Sketch on Watercolour Paper

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