Friday, February 18, 2011

Cattern number 2: Spaghetti

When I was younger, and occasionally still now, my dad and I would talk about our last meal on Earth choice. His is always a fry up, and I used to agree (amazing to me, considering we pretty much always chose the same thing, how much mileage we've had out of this conversation. I guess some things are just very important.)
Nowadays I think I'd have to choose spaghetti bolognese, but these cats are having it plain. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Pig

She came out even loucher than I'd intended...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Illustration Friday: Sweater

 I had a lovely sweater knitted by my friend Ella's mum, Elona, which just said my name, and was BRILLIANT. I've still got it, but sadly it would only fit me as a hat now.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Details from a book I'm working on, calf and puppies in PJs. Well, in romper suits.

New Studio

A couple of weeks ago I packed up my computer and pencils and moved across London to a new studio. This photo of my desk doesn't really do it credit - it's lovely here, light and roomy and with lots of other people around. All the studios are glass fronted so you can spy into them on the way to the sink, and sometimes I get to have a stare-off with a big mournful looking bulldog as I pass by. 

Also it's much nearer my flat - the novelty of the commute to Angel had really worn off. Now I just have a bus ride and I almost always get the seat at the top front.

Monday, February 7, 2011


I've been a bit rubbish at posting lately as work has really picked up, which is great, although I'm missing my blog too so going to try to be more consistent. 

Tomorrow I'm presenting an illustration workshop for a class of 5-year-olds - last time we talked about expressions, how they show a person or animal's character, and how to draw them. I thought I'd show these as examples to help me explain further. I think I really nailed it in the first one! (Although my expression specifically looks like: "Seeing someone coming in holding a cake")

Disclaimer: they are not super flattering. Of the cat. Ho ho!