Monday, May 01, 2006



At the launch of the CIRCE manual last week, I was drawing on my handouts (as usual). I liked the original version of this, so I reworked it in Freehand. The pig's expression worked particularly well.

Sunday, April 09, 2006



I've been working on my pencil drawing more - probably because I have a class studying portraits. This was Jimmy on a Friday evening, in the boarding house. He had a sore throat, but he didn't want to give up and go to bed.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

My Year 8 class are reading this book at the moment. Inspired by the wonderful artwork shortlisted by the Times for their illustration competition, we have had a go at producing our own cover designs. This is mine.

Chalk on black sugar paper.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Egg


My illustration for the collaborative Blogstory!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005



Happy Christmas!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Friday evening

Friday evening

Friday evening boarding duty at school is a good time for a little quiet drawing, if the model will sit still! This was drawn with a propelling pencil on photocopy paper.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Blue Cat


This blue creature was supposed to be a repeat pattern for a silk bow tie - I was using those printable silk paper thingies from crafty computer paper, but I didn't get the print colours or the cutting pattern quite right and ended up chucking it out. I still haven't managed a successful silk print - the last one went fuzzy and the black lines spread out. The picture was made with Expression3. I should spend more time learning to use it properly...