sliced white

February 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

I am really enjoying scalpel-drawing at the moment. Here is a birthday card…birthday

blue whales

February 17, 2012 § 2 Comments

I am doing research for a children’s story I’m illustrating and in which, amongst other things, a duck sees a blue whale and is amazed. I’m pretty amazed myself. Did you know that blue whales are the biggest mammals to have EVER EXISTED on the earth?! Wow. Here is some scrawl.

I like this.

February 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

I especially like the painted camouflage, and the baa baa black sheep sounding bit at the beginning.

the room was suddenly rich…

February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Yesterday we woke up on a friend’s floor in a room at the top of a big warm house down a narrow lane in the middle of nowhere. The sky was white and the land was covered in snow – bare trees and crows startling black against it – everything monochrome and quiet and beautiful.

We took our hangovers outside and built snow-folk in the yard, laughed a lot, got very cold, and then came inside and ate a huge fry-up with big mugs of tea. Blooming marvellous. (There is a childish joy in building a snowman So Big You Need A Ladder To Do The Face!)

Pictures courtesy of Gina Brookes. Snow building/sculpting/chucking/whacking with a billhook by me, beardy Joe of Fallen Leaf, gorgeous Gina, Jason Jones and Kingman Cheng

Oh yes, and read this poem. It is glorious.

small pleasures…

February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

(The book this doodle is in is my diary this year – it’s a gorgeous wee thing called one year of white pages made by NAVA design. You could get hold of your own here, but I bought mine in Utility and it was much cheaper than anything I can find online. I’m beginning to wish I’d bought myself a few years’ supply!)

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