Miniature Silhouette Art

Here’s a few pieces I worked on recently, I wanted to use some metallic silver or gold pens on these to add a little sparkle but didn’t find a decent enough pen to use unfortunately. I love drawing miniatures (plus I find them easier than larger scale pieces, usually because I end up drawing everything out of proportion!) and thought I’d mix up some watercolour backgrounds with silhouettes. I’ve done a couple more but didn’t love those, so here are my three favourites.

I’m trying to push myself to practise, practise, practise more of my pen lines, so fingers crossed I’ll be posting more soon! Let me know what you think, and which you like most : )

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We Love Miniatures <3: Mini Drums from Morocco

A friend of my husband comes from Morocco and brought these pretty miniature key-rings back from a recent trip. I love the mini drums so naturally picked the yellow one (because deep down, I’m the yellow Powder Ranger). It’s currently sitting on my bedroom window sill (next to all my lipsticks) and I love how beautifully detailed and well-made it is.

A nice way to start the week, and a nice addition to my keyring collection!

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We Love Miniatures <3: Tiny Top Hats

I got this for my birthday recently, and loved them. A tiny top has, cowboy hat and bowler hats, perfect for my mee-neey-chure collection. I’ve only been twirling them on my little finger (and my pens, and putting them next to my full-size top hats to make them seem even more tiny), but I’m sure I’ll be able to use them in a project soon. Posh Lego-gentlemen hats?

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We Love Miniatures <3: Tiny Perfume Bottles

This is  not so much my collection, than my elder sister’s, which she has had for quite a few years. I’m sure you already know how much I love my miniatures, so this is a beautiful collection to post about (I had a lot of fun taking pictures of these!)

A lot of these are well-known and recognisable brands (like the Jean Paul Gaultier body perfume and Chanel bottles!) which my sister has had for years, and which she has collected over the years. I remember her having a handful of these all the way back from when she was a teenager (particularly because I remember trying to draw some bottles for my Art projects at school!) and it’s amazing that they’ve been kept in such amazing condition.

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I’ve tried to show the whole collection here, although I don’t think I quite managed to get all them in one single shot. I love the different shapes and sizes of these bottles – there’s beautifully delicate bottle lids, pretty coloured perfume concoctions and some very artistic bottle shapes, all of which looked , well, pretty cool together.

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These are just a few of the beautiful shapes of the miniature bottles, I also . The Amirage bottle below is one of the oldest bottles that I remember (one of the selected few for my art homework at school!) which I’ve always loved because of the pretty lid and because of the curves in it.

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And if you don’t believe me about the bottles being miniature (because you can’t always tell in pictures!) here’s some of the baby bottles with the mama bottles to compare sizes!

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I love the lovely bottles in this collection, it’s made me want to collect pretty little glass things (although I won’t because they’ll probably break and also because I have nowhere to put them). It’s also put me in a whimsical mood because I’ve just finished reading a book about a glass-make (with magic power, so not that realistic), but I’m fascinated by the deep rich colours of the glass bottles. And of course, they make beautiful miniatures which look very photogenic!

Credit to my sister for lending this collection to me – it’s made me inspired to find more collections!

We Love Miniatures <3: The World’s Tiniest Camera

This is something we saw a while ago at the wonder-filled gallery that is Ripleys – the world’s smallest working camera (at the time, I believe there is now an even tinier camera now, although this one comes pretty close too).

I love that there is so much attention to detail put into this camera to  make sure it is works properly and takes pictures.

Although I do wonder, how did they manage to develop the photographs?

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Carl Warner’s Surreal (and Amazing) Foodscapes

Carl Warner is an amazing artist and photographer, whose ‘foodscape pictures have fascinated me, because of the sheer amount of detail, and epic scale of beauty in them. Each photo shows an amazing sculpture made entirely from food, right down to the last detail which I love – my favourite are the landmark pictures like the city-line of London, or the amazing Taj Mahal, and even the Great Wall.

The pictures below are just a few of the amazing works that Carl Warner has created, there’s a lot more on his website which I’d recommend you check out (as well as his Facebook group) – which one do you like best?

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All images belong to Carl Warner

Pick a Poison.

Any poison.
(And yes, these are teeny-tiny miniature jars and coke cans).

This is a little photoshoot I did with some mini miniatures I did a few weeks ago, using these little Coca-Cola cans and a little cute jar of sparkle dust (with a skull logo on it). I thought this would make an interesting poster for the evils of too much sugar and fizzy drinks, or maybe just a nice way to show how drinking Coca-cola could be worse, at least it’s not rat poison. You pick : )

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We Love Miniatures <3: Tiny Cooking Pots & Pans

I bought this a few years ago on a trip to Rochester, in a quaint shop which sold lots of other miniatures like beautifully hand-crafted teeny-tiny furniture, little boxes and even little teeny tiny spoons and forks. I loved these little pots-and-pans collection and bought these mostly because they reminded me a lot of my mum’s cooking pans – my mum agreed when she saw them too – and they even feel solid and slightly heavy like real pots do.

I’ve kept these for a few years now (not because I’m keeping my fingers crossed that someone will buy me a doll’s house one day), but because they’re souvenirs of a great day out, and I love the uniqueness of these (I haven’t seen them anywhere else!)

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