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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Valentino crazy

Five month old teeth attached to a puppy.


Brush and ink.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Octopus Blues


Oils on watercolour paper.

I didn’t draw this out first, just decided I wanted to paint with turquoises, blues and greens and went from there. Perhaps this is a work in progress, perhaps it isn’t.

Will replace with a decent quality scan when it’s dry enough :)

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Puppy Training

I have plans to sort this blog out properly, but in the meantime I’ll endeavour to update regularly I suppose!

In April we got an Airedale Terrier puppy, so I’ve been going along to dog training sessions [albeit I’ve not been doing the training, my boyfriend Tom is]. Quite a good chance to sit and draw from a room full of dogs.

None of our little Cooper today, but plenty of his ‘classmates’.




Pencil, mostly. Colour painted in Photoshop afterwards.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


composting-show2That dirty thing that I’ve been battling with for godknowshowlong. It’s not hard, just doesn’t seem to hold my attention much – I wonder why… starting to take shape a bit more now, though. Oh, and in context:


I need to clean up this blog, migrating from FTP to the blogger servers has left it looking a bit of a mess. Hmm. The main reason I haven’t been updating is because of having to deal with it. Enough of the excuses! I’ll get down to work…

Thursday, 11 February 2010


I got the go ahead on some new projects this week- Kingfishers for the London Wildlife Trust at Camley Street. So here’s a couple of preliminary drawings with markers, it’s been a while since I used them, not sure I ever tried to use them seriously to be honest? I enjoyed working with them.


Will progress to more interesting images as I get familiar with their anatomy…

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Sketchbook Pages

Going to drip feed a few sketchbooks from the past year over the coming weeks, now I’ve set up a more efficient way of scanning them. Enjoy!

10 01 02 03 04  06 07 08 09 05

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Illustration Friday – Confined

Illustration Friday - Confined

I hope to refine this a bit more in the morning. <3

Thursday, 31 December 2009

So I Noticed I Hold My Pencil Funny…

… and I wondered what effect this had on my drawing. Normally I hold it a bit like the tripod  grip, but with the pencil resting on my ring finger instead. I don’t know why I do, or how long I’ve been doing it for. So I read a bit about different ways of holding a pencil and gave it a go on the small cuddly giraffe that sits in front of my monitor. Not quite sure what to make of the results!


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Illustration Friday: Crunchy…

…well, almost Crunchy.


I was going to have a go at a version in oils, but other commitments got in the way [Mainly laundry…] I kind of envisaged this as a series of images, or a comic as this sad little elephant keeps popping up in my sketches.

Ironically, if an elephant stood on a snail, or anything crunchy for that matter, we wouldn’t hear it because of the fat cushioning underneath their feet. Imagine that, having an elephant silently sneak up on you!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Illustration Friday: Music


Long time no post…

After years of wanting to start doing IF, I’ve finally got around to it. Here’s to many more!

Oh, and blog thing needs redesigning desperately – I’ll get on to that shortly.