Monday, 28 April 2014


This is a ink and watercolour I done based on a friends photograph of a Robin.
I've always loved Robins ever since reading The Secret Garden as a child. 


I then wanted to try the composition in a different media.  Here I cut cardboard into the different shapes painted over them in acrylic paint and then glued them together.  I sometimes prefer being a bit messier and making pictures like this one.  It's much like my Green Man picture, have a look. 
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Monday, 14 April 2014

Shadow People

I drew these characters using black ink.  In my next post, I will be reproducing this in my first lino print.
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Friday, 28 March 2014

Light Sensitive Paper

I really enjoyed making these light sensitive
pictures.  I got the paper off Amazon and collected leaves and flowers on a walk in the woods.

The paper was really easy to use.  I first tried out different positions on scrap paper and then laid it out onto the light sensitive paper for real. Positioning it in bright sunlight for 5 minutes changed the colour of the paper.  I finally removed the flowers and wet the paper in just cold water.  This 'fixed' it so it wouldn't develop any further.

In the future I might try it with lace and old fashioned shaped keys.  - I will keep you posted on how these turn out.
They look really nice framed in my bathroom.  
Let me know what you think
Do you have any other ideas of what I could use?

Sunday, 16 March 2014

The Green Man

This is a card I made for my husband.  It's the image of The Green Man.
I cut card in the different shapes, then I painted over them using acrylic paint and then layered it on the card.
What you think?
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Illustration Friday: Spark

This weeks illustration Friday theme is Spark.
A week never seems long enough. so here is a quick sketch of something that came to mind when I heard the word 'spark'.
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Illustration Friday: Twisted

This is one strange, twisted character that I sketched out.
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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Illustration Friday: Prehistoric

I was really interested in doing an illustration on fossilised plant life.  I wasn't able to spend as much time as I would have liked on it, but maybe this is an idea that I will revisit in the future.
To learn more about fossilised plants go here... Natural History Museum, London
I also did a quick illustration of a flint tool, which were made by early humans. click here to see a real Flint Tool at the British Museum