Monday, 27 September 2010

A Small Giveaway: The Winner

First of all thanks to everyone who entered! Having assigned everyone a number and put them into the True Random Number Generator I can reveal that the winner is number 6 a.k.a. David! Congratulations - I will be in touch to organise delivery of your prize.

Remember to look out for the next giveaway which should be in a couple of weeks!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Illustration Friday: Old Fashioned

Slightly tenuous - but this was my attempt to create old-fashioned looking alphabet animals. I have 'G is for Giraffe' done too but the rest of the alphabet is still waiting for attention!

Don't forget to enter my current giveaway which is open until tomorrow at 5pm. Thanks!

Drawing at the Fitzwilliam Museum

On Wednesday I went to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to look around and do some drawing too. I couldn't find my current sketchbook so I took some watercolour paper instead. I used water-soluble pencils and a Pentel Aquash brushpen filled with water (recommended to me by Loo Prentice a few months ago). I really liked using the brushpen but I'm not sure about the drawings as I was trying to get more tone into them and I don't think it's worked...... I like line!
The drawings I've posted are from the room with all the armour in - as I drew the horse last time I was there I picked something else this time - and an 18th century monkey from chinese ceramics.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Illustration Friday: Acrobat

When I saw the title 'Acrobat' it immediately brought to mind a couple of characters - these two have featured in some of my previous work. I didn't have time to do a complete illustration so I've coloured my sketch in Photoshop. You can see more of Crocodile and his friend here and here.

Don't forget to enter my current giveaway - it's open until Saturday.

Pin the tail on the Donkey!

Something different this morning! My friend's daughter is turning 4 on Saturday and I have volunteered to help at her party and to provide a donkey for pinning the tail on to....I hope he's up to the job! Don't forget to enter my giveaway here.

Saturday, 18 September 2010


I know it's been a while so I've decided to run a small giveaway for the next week only.

The winner will receive a signed digital print of Fluff and Billy (printed on Somerset paper and measuring approximately 210 x 220mm) and 3 handmade Christmas cards (hand stencilled and printed). I'll also throw in some Not Me! stickers as featured in my last giveaway. I know it's quite early for Christmas cards but as most of the shops have got them on display now I thought I could get away with it!

All you have to do to enter is be a follower of this blog and register your interest in the comments section below by 5pm next Saturday 25th September (BST). I'll pick the winner out of a hat/bowl/whatever is available and send the prizes to where ever in the world the winner is.

I'll try and do another giveaway very soon (maybe to celebrate Not Me! coming out in the US in October) so keep checking. Thanks!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Fluff and Billy still in progress!

Apologies for the delay in getting any posts up for a while - I've been busy trying to get Fluff and Billy up and running. It's still a work in progress but atleast it feels like there is progress!
They'll be off with the publishers to the Frankfurt bookfair at the beginning of October so I hope they enjoy the trip.....