Blokes with Beards & Bikes

I have a friend, who has a friend, who has a bike. And this friend took some pics at a biker event she went to – and I drew these fellas from her pics. I love all the badges. I like drawing beards too. And I am excited about the method I am using hereContinue reading “Blokes with Beards & Bikes”

People from the Window – Tin Foil Litho

A few weeks back I made this print. I used a very home technique, Tin Foil Lithography. The colour has been added digitally. I have to say it was ENORMOUS fun. Here’s another – just the black and white image, no added colour. Both drawn from my sketchbook studies made whilst looking out of theContinue reading “People from the Window – Tin Foil Litho”

People from the Window 3

I managed some more drawings from the window of my current fav cafe. This time mostly with biro… there are definitely some characters here. In the new year, I’m going to try to develop some of these using various (as yet undecided) printmaking techniques.

People from the Window 2

So I did some more sketching from my comfortable, safe window. With coffee (and maybe cake). I added a little colour here and there. I used Tombow bush pens again, which are fabulous (because not all brush pens are created equal), and pencil which (perhaps surprisingly) isn’t the quickest of drawing mediums. There are moreContinue reading “People from the Window 2”

People from the Window

As usual, it’s hard to find the time to draw. With kids, single-parenthood and a teaching job… but today I treated myself to a coffee in a large-windowed cafe with a view onto a popular street. People were walking up and down this little street, affording me a few seconds to try and capture them.Continue reading “People from the Window”

Matti & Printmaking

I recently made a breakthrough with my illustration of Matti, and I’m very excited to have rediscovered printmaking. There will be more coming on this subject, but for now┬áI’m just going to leave these here… I’ll be back very soon with more (and not just Matti).   (In defence of my recent long silence –Continue reading “Matti & Printmaking”

Developments with Matti

    Matti is slowly becoming a book I am really proud of. It’s a much, much stronger book than it was when I first conceived of it in the Summer of 2015. I’m now working hard on getting a dummy ready for after Xmas, but especially for Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018. Here areContinue reading “Developments with Matti”

Owning a ‘Pet’

I really enjoyed this ‘homework’ brief. It was set by Jo Byatt, a member of our local illustration group – we set ourselves small illustration briefs each month, the members take turns to set them. As Jo indicated when she set the brief, anything can be a ‘pet’. Hence the plants. I found this toContinue reading “Owning a ‘Pet’”