I have been working on a series of doodles, not quite certain where the impulse comes from but clearly it’s some kind of continuation of my new found fascination with architecture and home. It must also be born out of a need for escape which I might usually experience with travelling, visiting friends and generallyContinue reading “Sketchbook Sky Shanties”
A friend of mine has started writing a blog, and the first subject on her list to write about was Bridgerton. I have created some illustrations to go with her writing. I have been learning to use ProCreate and these are also the first illustrations I have ever created that are fully digital. To beContinue reading “Bridgerton Illustrations”
I’m working on a lovely project, obviously connected to ‘The High Street’. Here I am sharing some of my sketchbook research. I’ve gone from avoiding drawing architecture to making it a focal point of my work… I can’t say much more about the project for now but hopefully will be able to explain soon.
My latest imaginary allotment drawing. I’ve got a few of my allotment sketches (both imaginary and observed/drawn on location) on exhibition in Wivenhoe Bookshop during September. I’ll be honest, I’d really like to sell a few even though I am pretty attached to them! It’s no good just having your own work, in your ownContinue reading “Allotment Shed”
A sketchbook sketch, taken out of the sketchbook. I was struggling with the complexity of the scene but I used a combination of ‘blind’ contour drawing and using a slightly blunter pencil than usual. It seemed to work.
Windy, sunny and rainy today. The light was constantly changing. I think I’ve managed to make the allotment look kind of threatening in this drawing. But I like it. A pumpkin patch. I have to say it was lovely drawing at the allotments today. I met a expert ‘allotmenteer’ called Fred, he’s had his patchContinue reading “Allotment Sketches”
Latest illustration based on an observed sketch drawn at Wivenhoe allotments. these will form part of an exhibition at Wivenhoe Bookshop in September, alongside a few quick observational sketches.
I believe a garden is an important space. I love gardening and I find it very good for my mental & physical health. I have been struggling to begin on a project that requires me to draw trains, so I procrastinated by drawing something I love – plants and gardens. I have also included aContinue reading “The Garden”
Two houses I have lived in. Obviously these are connected to my ‘All The houses I’ve Ever Lived In’ project – but I’m not entirely sure why they now exist. (Apart, perhaps, from submitting them to Grayson Perry’s Art Club under the theme of ‘Home’).
Most recently I’ve been working on a model. I used to work as a model maker for Aardman, Bumper Films & Limbs & Things Ltd, so I guess it makes sense. I’ve made models before – but why now? I have just chosen to end a particularly unproductive relationship with an agent. I was clingingContinue reading “F**k-It Sue”