Saturday, February 16, 2013


Today I tried painting light. Inspiration, Helen Craig, who illustrates Angelina Ballerina. It really isn't easy to get a glow and I guess I'll be slogging away at this for some time...

Monday, February 11, 2013

Paper by 53

One of the nicest drawing apps on the iPad!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Another copy of a bathroom, this time from the illustrations of Joelle Dreidemy. I love his offbeat, wiggly line work. Copying allows me to see how to shade, how to blend colours and work on perspective without actually reading a how-to book.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


I love the art of Allan Ahlberg and own several of his illustrated books, including the Jolly Pocket Postman series because one is just not enough. This is a copy of a row of toilet sinks from "Starting school". I always look at something and think, oh that looks easy, until I actually try drawing it out!