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EMBRACE CHAGNE

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Rock Textures Procreate Brush Set

I have created a Procreate Brush Set with 110 different rock textures. Available for only $5 on my Ko-Fi site. That’s less than 5 cents per brush! 110(!) rock texture brushes for Procreate. This brush set includes many different common and rare sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock type textures (such...

Cerussite, Dundas, Tasmania

Reticulated “chrome” cerussite from the Dundas Extended Mine, Dundas, Tasmania. Cerussite is a lead carbonate mineral. This yellow form was originally thought to have been coloured by trace amounts of chromium. The actual specimen is 12mm wide. Completed in 4 hours in Procreate.

Prints Available

Prints are now available of my mineral art created with Procreate. Available A4 sized and unframed. These are high-quality archival Giclee prints on smooth matt cotton rag paper. The price per print is AU$35 each plus shipping. To order, please send an email to artist@crocoart.com with the print(s) you require....

Calcite from Arkansas

Completed last night. A nice doubly-terminated calcite crystal from Arkansas. Watercolour, pen and coloured pencil on 203x102mm white card.

Cerussite, Magnet Mine, Tasmania WIP

The Magnet Mine near Waratah, Tasmania, is well-known for its yellow, so-called “Chrome” cerussite. In fact, it is the Type Locality for “Chrome Cerussite”, the first place that it was ever described from. This is a coloured pencil artwork that is a work in progress. I have been enjoying a...

Wulfenite, Whim Creek, Western Australia

Available for $150.00 postage included. This wulfenite specimen is from Whim Creek in Western Australia. It is rendered in coloured pencil on A4 paper. Available for sale on my Kofi site.

Commissions

I am available to do commissions. You can order one of two options here – http://ko-fi.com/sorrellpublications/commissions.

Mmmm … Forbidden Donut

Not for sale. Something a bit different. It is good to try something else for a change. It helps to extend your style and technique. I watched a Helen Campbell Youtube tutorial, then did my own version… 😁 Watercolour with a touch of pencil…

Hyalite Opal, Oamaru, New Zealand

Gone to a new home. Quite a tricky one to paint. This is a hyalite opal specimen from Oamaru, North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. The width of view of the specimen is 5mm. Watercolour and coloured pencil on A5 paper.

Bakari, a Male Lion, ZooDoo, Tasmania

Commission Work. Bakari is a male lion that lives at ZooDoo, a wildlife park in southeastern Tasmania. He was used as the subject for a commission painting. Watercolour and coloured pencil on A3 paper. Image is a closeup, about a third of the final work.

Wulfenite, Rowley Mine, Arizona, USA

Not currently for sale. One of the classic localities for wulfenite in Arizona – the Rowley Mine. Specimens from here make great fodder for mineral art! Painted in ink on Yupo paper. Yupo is a synthetic “paper” made from 100% polypropylene. It is completely waterproof and ideal for media such...

Amazonite, Smoky Quartz, Smoky Hawk Claim, Colorado, USA

Not currently for sale. The most amazing amazonite I have seen. This crystal is a monster and aptly named “The Icon”. Found by the Dorris family while filming an episode of Prospectors, and prepped by Tim Dorris for display at the Tucson Show in 2015. Watercolour and ink.

Hausmannite, South Africa

Not currently for sale. The South African manganese fields are home to the best hausmannite specimens. They form sharp lustrous silver-black crystals. This one is a specimen in my personal collection. Pencil and ink drawing.

Sulphur, Italy

Found a home already. Yellow sulphur crystals contrast nicely with a dark matrix. This painting one of a number that I took with me to Tucson one year. This one did not come back. 😁 Watercolour on black paper.

Seven Stones

Commission Work. I was asked to acquire seven specific rocks/minerals and paint them. I found most of what was requested while in Tucson, Arizona. Watercolour on black card.

Fluorite, Hunan, China

Not currently for sale. An aesthetic purple fluorite from Hunan, China. Interesting surface features on the face of this cube. Coloured pencil on black card.

Azurite and Malachite, Tsumeb, Namibia

Available for $200 plus postage. Many of the best azurites in the world come from the famous Tsumeb Mine, Namibia. Some are partially or completely altered to green malachite. This one is unusual in that it shows the radial nature of the malachite, not normally seen in pseudomorphs. Coloured pencil...

Uvite Tourmaline, Brazil

Available for $200 plus postage. A gemmy red uvite tourmaline from Brazil rendered with coloured pencils on grey A5 paper.

Portrait of Rod Martin

Found a home already. This is a portrait that I did of a friend of mine, Rod Martin, a well-known New Zealand mineral collector. Ink and watercolour on black card.

Iridescent Pyrite, Todd’s Quarry, New Zealand

Found a home already. This is an illustration of iridescent pyrite from Todd’s Quarry, Arapohue, Northland Region, New Zealand. This location is well-known for pyrite that grows preferentially in one direction, resulting in long crystals rather than the standard cubic habit. Sometimes these crystals abruptly change direction at right angles...