Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Hoard: It wasn't long before I came up with my idea for this week's topic. Fortunately my hoarding skills have come into good use! the items i have illustrated in this still life/collage are all hoarded items! I have a drawyer in my study with some of the things I have collected over the years. Some items have been in there for 15 years or more without being thrown out! I think hoarding is part of being an artist, you never know when you may need certain items or materials. Even today whilst walking my dogs I saw at least 4 items I felt like taking home although I resisted, however I had to pick up a lovely  Chinese bookmark with canoes on a river! I was aiming to be a bit looser with my technique in this illustration, I did no preliminary pencil sketches or roughs, just straight onto the paper. 

Monday, June 16, 2008


I found the IF topic this week to be a tricky one. Today I resorted to looking up some punchlines on the net. It's probably one you have all heard before "6 was scared because 7 8 9". Anyway I thought it was a good one to illustrate :) don't usually go with the violent themes, but this is an exception! I am really loving using waterproof ink to do the outlines, I then fill in with Ecoline ink for the coloured areas. 

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Here's another doggy I did last year for some fundraising Christmas cards

Kobi and Asher

This is a illustration I did for a friend whose family dog recently passed away (the golden one called Kobi). RIP Kobi.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


My first submission for Illustration Friday :)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Welcome, I have finally got around to creating my own blog!!! Yay :)
My plan is to try and use this for displaying illustrations and maybe photos.
I intend to also showcase a illustration on here for the weekly Illustration Friday topic. Have many ideas stored up so looking forward to getting them out there. Shannon :)