Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just wallpapering a few more sketches in my spare time!
I tried changing the colour of the line in some. Good fun! A quick and easy way to put colour and pattern in my sketches :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I had a day out in London yesterday - met the lovely Hannah at Plum Pudding illustration for dinner. Made a  tour of guitar shops, bookshops and the Rob Ryan exhibition during the daytime. A perfect day out!

I did a few sketches on the tube and in the stations... here are some, they're quite wobbly....
 Sorry for lack of posts at the moment, quite caught up in things at the mo... sudden farmyard stories that urgently need picutres! And preparing for the Bristol Southbank 'Arts Trail' - less than 2 weeks away - where our house will be turned into a gallery, and our garden a music stage all day and evening, I can't wait :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another visit to the farm.. i just love drawing hens and ducks! And i'm, enjoying putting some patterns on them in photochop.. some experiments!

Found some lovely 70s wallpaper on the internet and thought i'd paper my duck with it :) i quite like it!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just trying out adding some colour to my sketches using photoshop... kind of looks like pastels, maybe I should just take pastels with me to the farm!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Some sketches in the sunshine!
A little out of practice drawing people, but it has been a beautiful sunny day, I couldn't resist going out into the city and drawing people enjoying themselves around the harbour.
a girl running up and down the fountain steps in the water, lots of hair and big fringe! v.hard to draw, moving all the time!
Many people sitting around eating icecreams.. (and aren't sunglasses difficult to draw!? they make people look like aliens!)
 queue for icecream!

And some people sitting in a cafe from a few weeks ago...

It's always tricky trying to draw people without them noticing me! I feel like a bit of a spy. Stealth drawing! Lookinh forward to doing more outdoors drawings now the weather is warmer :)

Friday, April 09, 2010

Hey diddle diddle, the cat played the fiddle!
...the cow jumped over the moon...
...the little dog laughed to see such fun..
...and the dish ran away with the spoon..


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Some sketches from the city farm today...
It was a beautiful sunny day, and the farm was very busy with families and children running around everywhere. And I seemed to become as much of an attraction as the animals! The children sitting all around me wanting to see my drawings, and they all wanted to draw too, so I tore out scrap pieces of paper for them, and they set about drawing their favourite animals. One girl told me "Your drawings are very pretty", what a nice compliment!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

 Little Robot had a red camera...
..he took pictures of the strange and interesting things he found.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Driver Dan's Story Train is being re-shown on Cbeebies 'bedtime hour', so there's another chance to watch the episodes! Me plus many other talented illustrators worked with A Productions here in bristol last year. Good fun!

My episode is called 'Surprise' and the story is titled 'Down at the Waterhole', can be viewed here
Hello, it's been a while since i blogged! Busy painting mice, elves, a jungle of animals and a family of koala bears... My Little Robot story is continuing to change and grow, there are piles of paper everywhere and the story is quite messy, but i have decided to start painting some of my favourite images and see what happens.

Little Robot built a Snow-bot...
He was curious about a lot of things...

 ...and some things were curious about him...