A New Collection of Drawings ‘Sun Signs’

I’m in the process of producing a range of pen drawings that represent the Zodiac sun signs. The sun signs are determined by a persons birthday… I think whether you are a firm believer or whether you just think it’s rubbish it can be hard to resist the temptation to read your horoscope in a newspaper or magazine. Now with applications appearing on Facebook you can have your daily horoscope delivered direct to you feed.

  • Aries – March 21 – April 20
  • Taurus – April 21 – May 21
  • Gemini – May 22 – June 21
  • Cancer – June 22 – July 22
  • Leo – July 23 -August 21
  • Virgo – August 22 – September 23
  • Libra – September 24 – October 23
  • Scorpio – October 24 – November 22
  • Sagittarius – November 23 – December 22
  • Capricorn – December 23 – January 20
  • Aquarius – January 21 – February 19
  • Pisces – February 20- March 20

These images will be made into a range of cards and artists prints.

Whist my original designs are quite linear I’m also going to experiment with variations on a theme using watercolour, acrylic magic colour and Photoshop.

I’ll keep you posted on their development.

"Capricorn" Elizabeth Kane (2010) pen on paper

I’m quite satisfied with “Capricorn” I love the scrubby hillside grass and the goat’s sleek hair.

"Pisces" Elizabeth Kane (2010) Pen on paper

“Pisces” is one of my favourite drawings in the ‘Sun Signs’ collection because I love drawing fish. I thinks this is because you can suggest so much movement with careful composition of their fins.

"Cancer" Elizabeth Kane (2010) Pen on paper

This “Cancer” drawing is based on a swimming crab. I think his flippers are so cute! As this drawing was on a scientific photograph it reminds me of Geoff Thompson‘s amazing entomological illustrations, I love introducing his work to others because it is breathtaking.

Virgo the Virgin
"Virgo the Virgin" by Elizabeth Kane (2010) Pen on paper

When I was drawing “Virgo” my sun sign I was thinking about the beautiful women in pre-Raphaelite paintings and the the artist Alphonase Mucha.


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