Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Day Job

An illustration for a new little project I'm working on. Not that I'm usually that smart...

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Sunday Sketchblog #51

Another puss. He was going to be part of this week's Illustration Friday, but the little kits seemed more suited.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Illustration Friday: Wool

Trying to just squeak in before they announce the next topic... Wool, to me, means playful kits.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


When I first started working in a real job, I had a policy of not wearing black. Everyone else seemed to have a uniform of black 'work' trousers and a colourful top and it just seemed so boring. I stuck to it for years and then gradually forgot about it. But it's come back to me today as I look down at my... black trousers. Which I'm wearing with my stripy red cardigan. Sigh.

Maybe I'll wear this to work tomorrow. Just to get out of the rut.

(Inspired by this shoot from Rock n Roll Bride.)

Monday, 18 February 2013

Marmalade. Again.

Marmalade time again, and quadruply so this year as we've decided to have little jars for our wedding favours. Suffice to say, I'm very glad the final batch has had its lids screwed on and there will be no more chopping and boiling for a while. Especially as I don't even like marmalade...

But Nick does, so I made him a Valentine's card to match last years' recipe birthday card

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sunday Sketchblog #50

I'm never very sure that I like orchids. They seem a bit... pushy to me. But we always have one in the office, and they are fun to draw.

Do go and see what Emma and Hayley have in the sketchbooks this week.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

A little reminder...

... not that you need it, I'm sure. But it is Valentine's Day tomorrow. Nothing wrong with ignoring it, or course, but it might be good to know that you are.

We shall be celebrating with our traditional, very romantic trip to the all-you-can-eat Chinese place. And we will be the last to leave, I suspect. We might not be very good at romance, but we're second to none at value.

We had the very talented and lovely Hannah Millard come on a visit at the weekend to take some (slightly late) engagement photos of us before she shoots our wedding in April. This illustration is based on one of them... and yes, the cat featured.

Monday, 11 February 2013

I want to...

...ride my bicycle. But I can't, because it keeps snowing and I don't like it when all the flakes fly in my eyes.

Hurry up summer.

A pencil sketch, for a change. From this photograph.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sunday Sketchblog #49

Some of the people on Bond Street on Friday afternoon. This is a pretty good sketching exercise as people in London walk really really fast - I think I had  about five seconds for each of these before they were gone forever.

Visit Hayley and Emma to see what they've been sketching this week.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Illustration Friday: Wheel

A bicycle, obviously. The best sort of wheels. And a companion piece to my 'zoom' for Illustration Friday back in November.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sunday Sketchblog #48

I'm afraid absolutely nothing has been going on in my sketchbook this week, but flicking back through the pages I found this sheet of pups that I don't think I've posted. 

Fingers crossed for more sketching-time next week.

Don't forget to visit Emma and Hayley to see their Sunday Sketchblogs as well.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Illustration Friday: Wings

A pretty obvious interpretation of this week's topic, wings, but sometimes simple is good.