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

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?

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