Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Whilst walking on Nomansland common I found this memorial carved into the glorious tree-climbing tree by someone who loved type and Margaret Field. Despite the words breaking up slightly where the bark has split the type, it’s still very recognisably ‘Desdemona’ which fits in rather beautifully with the art nouveau feel of the sinewy flowing branches of the tree. Photo taken on my mobile phone (the latest toy to force me to keep up with all the youthful mobile-phone literate texting mothers).
Friday, February 22, 2008
Flo and Robin
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Holly and Flo
A very unflattering and inaccurate portrait of Holly. But I’m sure I’ll be forgiven by Holly and her family when they see all the disastrous drawings I’ve produced of Flo. A lovely evening with the two girls, We ate a delicious winter couscous (recipe to be found here, though I found multiplying the recipe for four by two and a half only just about provided sufficient for seven) and then the girls made a chocolate cake and watched a film. For those of you that dread their children reaching their teens, I can tell you that if you’re as lucky as me you’ll have evenings like this in company of delightful young adults and the occasional moment of teenage stroppiness is a small price to pay, for the pleasure of such engaging, stimulating company.
Pencil in sketchbook
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
And another mock CD cover
In her debut album singer-songwriter Radziłów belies the apparent simplicity of these chansons, and hits you in the solar plexus with the aching lyrics and subtle weaving of harmony and conter-harmony that thread their way through each tiny masterpiece.
Yep another teenager whining along with Garage-Band in her bedroom.
Many thanks to SW who provided the photograph which can be seen here together with lots of other wonderful pics
Fun graphic design meme
Terras de Bouro. His new album 'Whose Time has Come' is a melodic fusion of cool smoky jazz with a futuristic techno undertone.
I picked this fun game up at the Creative Review blog
And so this is my first attempt at creating a sleeve for Flickr’s CD Cover meme.
It’s a simple game:
1. The first article title on this randomly generated Wikipedia page is the name of your band.
2. The last four words of the very last quote from this random page from quotationspage.com is the title of your album.
3. The third picture on this page, Flickr’s list of interesting pictures from the past seven days, is your album cover.
However rather than picking a picture from the last link (and upset photographers who haven't given a Creative Commons license to their pictures) I used a photograph from this clever link which generates random images from the most Interesting photos list where the photographer has granted permission to alter and re-use their work, in accordance with their Creative Commons license.
The first image that came up for me from there was, Canopy of the Austrian Centre by Flickr member magnaram.
Faux silk screen
Digital treatment of brushpen illustration
Monday, February 18, 2008
First swimming lesson
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Wellington Hotel Boscastle re-visited
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The tow path at Nash Mills
A quick ten minute impression of the canal. Robin was repairing his canoe in preparation for another one of his action man challenges – the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon (DW) – The longest non-stop canoe marathon in the world. I’ve been a canoeing widow for some time now so I’ll be glad when the whole thing is over.
Brushpen and watercolour in Roberson watercolour sketch book
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
We were walking along the Embankment after a whistle-stop visit to the Tate art gallery when Xavier jumped onto this carved stone piece and posed saying ‘Mummy, Mummy, take a photo of me’, to which I replied ‘But I don’t have a camera with me’, so then he said ‘Well OK, take a drawing of me then’. I tried my best to be as quick as a camera.
Pen and watercolour in small sketchbook
Monday, February 11, 2008
Flo, version 2
Revisiting my illustration of Flo. This one is based on the real colours at the time. The wall is gold, the settee is blue, her top was dark green. The previous illustration of Tom was a palette of my imagination. I wonder whether I am too literal at times and whether I should be abandoning reality far earlier on in the process. What do you do?
Brushpen illustration with digital colour
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Tom version 2
Pen and ink drawing digitally enhanced in Illustrator and Photoshop
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
345mm x 450mm watercolour on Winsor and Newton watercolour paper