Monday, 24 October 2011

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

A Drawing a Day #38

Circumstances prevented me from posting sketches this last weekend, but here's something for today though!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A Drawing a Day #35

A spot of self-indulgency, though I suppose all these drawings are self-indulgent really! Anyway, it was something to dab at while watching TV. I first went to Japan because I was interested in Ukiyo-e, perhaps this indicates a little of that old fascination.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

A Drawing a Day #32

Something a little different in tone! I'm working on a couple of books at the moment, one of them a new edition of Jack and the Beanstalk for a Japanese publisher. The ogre in the final book will be altogether lighter in tone, more in the Fairy Tale tradition, but while pushing pen around paper I couldn't help scribbling this cheerful chappie just for fun.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A Drawing a Day #28

This is one of those kind of doodles you can leave at any point and come back later to finish. Perhaps it's a subconscious compulsion, but for me there's something immensely satisfying in drawing lots and lots of squiggly spirals.

Monday, 3 October 2011

A Drawing a Day #26

I thought of this after a double-take glance at a photo of an actual tree. At passing glance the tree really did look like it was covered in green birds, but look again and it was just leaves after all. Double takes are a good source for images - you seize on what you thought you saw as the basis for an idea.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

A Drawing a Day #25

 A surprisingly wintery image considering we're having an unseasonably hot Autumn. Perhaps the physical heat is making me dream of cooler climes.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A Drawing a Day #24

Excursion on a boat that needs no water. But where it's going I can't say.