Monday, 24 December 2012

Oh, look! #17


Bond Street / View from Waterloo Bridge
Poinsettia / Christmas soup

And some inspiring links:

Wonderful tattoo illustrations, with the stories behind them.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sunday Sketchblog #44

A little break from the EDMs, here's a festive flower instead.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Illustration Friday: Snow

Busybusybusy, but here's a quick illustration for this Friday's topic, snow.

Although, no snow for a few days please - don't really want to move house in a blizzard!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunday Sketchblog #43

EDM#30 - drawing a chair was not very inspiring, as I drew the bottle of evening primrose oil capsules sitting on my desk instead.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Illustration Friday: Explore

Think I'll just get this Illustration Friday in before they announce next week's... Due to the busy, just a quick drawing collage for 'explore'. I love old maps.

Monday, 10 December 2012

'tis the season...

to be very busy. Excitingly, we're hosting Christmas for the first time this year... in a house we're moving into on the 21st December... at the end of what have turned out to be my and Nick's busiest weeks of the year at work...

Oh, and wedding planning as well. I'm currently embroiled in not-very-festive invitation designing.

So please bear with me for a little while and excuse any random or erratic posts until January!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sunday Sketchblog #42

EDM #29 asks you to draw something architectural. This is yet another bit of the view from my office window, but I don't think I've drawn it before. I love how the tops of the buildings are so fancy and ornate, but you never notice them when you're rushing about on the pavement.

This is the corner of Bond Street and Piccadilly - I like to think of it as my private view of somewhere very public and famous.

Emma's was powering through the EDMs last week - visit The Gift Shed to see if she's got any further.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Illustration Friday: Stretch

It's clearly creature week for me or something as, following the pup on Wednesday, I've ended up with a cat for this week's Illustration Friday. Cats are the masters of stretching though, so it was a pretty obvious choice.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Despite the fact that we've just had the first 'snow' of the season (which I only identified as such because it delayed all my trains, despite walking through it to get to the station...) today's drawing is not so festive.

This is Meggie, who belongs to my mama and her partner. It's his 60th birthday this week, so this is going to be his birthday card. 

They live in the wilds of Rutland, so Meggie spends most of her time tearing through the undergrowth chasing 'vermin' (anything small that scampers about) but rarely catching it.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Dashing through the snow.

It's December, so my self-imposed thinking about Christmas ban is over!

I think this is going to be our Christmas card this year. I was feeling quite uninspired until I came across two images on Pinterest that just seemed to be asking to be combined... this one and this one.

Obviously, it's an entirely realistic depiction of Nick's and my tree-selection process. Staines is bound to be covered in snow, and is of course surrounded by deep pine forests... I do have some furry black snow boots, though!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Sunday Sketchblog #41

EDM#28 - draw an appliance or anything else you like. For appliance I thought fridge, then coffee machine. But I was feeling lazy and didn't want to get up, so went with the anything else instead and drew my little Winsor and Newton paint box.

Emma's promised she doesn't spend her whole life sketching in pubs... so I wonder if she's found somewhere else to draw this week?