Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Due to adverse weather conditions...

the Side-Effects art sale was a bit on the empty side. Damn tubes and snow! But it was still a good experience and despite the weather, good times were had.

Monday, 29 November 2010


I got stuck and painted an owl (gosh, what a change...). Not sure what to do with it. Might adapt it into a Christmas card...?

Friday, 26 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

More backgrounds

Unsure which one to use as a landing point for Buckingham Palace...

Also, freaky trees

Badge Sets

I stole Alex's badge maker to make new badge sets for my Folksy shop. Buy buy buy!!!

Rob Ryan

Went to the Rob Ryan exhibition at Air. His papercuts are beyond words.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Dodgy Foxes

In an alleyway. But the toothy one looks like he has dots for eyes, so he shall have to be fixed!


Me and Alex collaborated on our friend Izzy's Birthday present.
I drew the backing card (Izzy's face) and the pug and panda badges, Alex sewed the badger and name badges.
We're thinking of doing a few different versions to try and sell...

Happy Birthday Isobel Kho!!

Contrast vs No Contrast

Also, aerial view of Piccadily. Not too sure about that one...

Thursday, 11 November 2010


Last Wednesday was 'zine' day, so I made two little cards showing hints about my upcoming book by mixing up some of the work I had so far. Cutting and sticking was never my strong point at primary school and I haven't really improved since then! But it was still tres enjoyable...

Big Ben and yet another tree

I definately prefer the second one.

Experiments with trees and backgrounds using diluted ink.

Ink for beginners

I've never really used inks before other than for backgrounds and shadowing, so here's my first attempt at actually drawing with them!
So here be some scribbly trees...

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Woods

I came back to Dorset to unwind for a couple of days and take some research pictures of the woods. As much as I would never dream to move back, I always forget what a beautiful place it is.
Anyhooo, here's a few from Powerstock Woods. I'm thinking this would be the perfect childhood home of the owls...?

Friday, 5 November 2010


I went to Southbank today to take a few research snaps. I'm a little camera-illiterate and ended up taking all my photos on some kind of lightless setting so they all turned out dark and gloomy. However, a little last minute editing managed to just about save them!

Also, pigeons!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


I'm working on the background for my pages. I want them to represent the shift from sunset to sunrise throughout the book. Here's an experiment for the first two pages. I quite like the silhouette of the trees. The sky is painted with watered down acrylics, although ideally I want all the backgrounds to be ink. I shall see...


Added bearskin hats for the mice. Just painted onto photocopies. I need to start drawing my animals in context intead of still, posed portraits.

Also... a fox. He's supposed to be rabid and drunk. Yes, he needs much work on him...

Friday, 29 October 2010

Hamster mouse

It annoys me that I haven't scanned everything in! The downside of having to use internet away from home. However, here's a couple more character developements that I do have on my computer. I am well aware that the mouse has more than a passing resemblance to a hamster...