portrait


A lot of my work is figurative, especially the illustration, but it has been a long time since I have been challenged to create portraits. I count the onsite sketches I have done over the years as useful exercises in hand/eye coordination. Just before Christmas I was contacted by my […]

Portraits – my pre-Christmas challenge







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Another victim for my holiday drawing was my daughter. Her chosen pasttime while being subjected to the torture of the pencil was to paint her fingernails, which is why I didn’t even bother drawing her hands. The wind had picked up as we were sitting at a table outside and […]

Tripping out – part 2





I mentioned in a previous post that I attempting to draw every day. Easier said than done on some days when my work and home commitments have me running around like a headless chicken. One of those commitments was a public speaking team competition which found me sitting in a […]

The sisterhood of the travelling sketchbook?



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Serendipity played a huge part in my getting the contract to illustrate Fiona Ingram’s début book The Secret of the Sacred Scarab. Fiona had visions of a website to go with the book that she was writing. Having visited about 10 different website developers with her ideas and scaring the […]

Illustrating a children's book