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Holidays Come From Kittens

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Whizzfangles

Come up ten years, is, at this house and last night at just after midnight I saw the first fox I ever saw in the street there. Young one. All lithe and limber, springy. Black socks, high ears. Up over … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Ice

So this picture started life as a story of upstairs and down… “we don’t really know the neighbour downstairs (is dead)”. But overnight it became about a more obvious – and British, perhaps – detachment.

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Illustration Friday: Viking

This week’s submission for the topic. Again, not a subject that immediately had me punching the air, but again… going for it. I eschewed and foreswore (that’s satisfying to say out loud) a horned helmet thing, as I think I read … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Stomach

I really um’d and ah’d about whether to pursue this week’s illustration topic. But while I was doing so I just kept on drawing, and eventually I started to enjoy the new-for-me psemi-psychedelic bedroom-poster cut-out lunacy that emerged (man). Remember … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Party

Crappy old week with a wind blowing through it, but hey – keepin’ that drawing muscle toned. This week’s theme over at Illustration Friday is ‘Party’. I just let this scene emerge as I sketched. Two versions here, as I … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Teeth

The more this chirpy guy was waving that damn brush around, the more annoying he became… This week’s Illustration Friday entry strikes a blow for those months between check-ups. But seriously, kids, look after them gnashers.    

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Thirty Years On, Translations – a Picture Post

Troubling the eaves again on my hands and knees, I’m after something specific in a very old folder. This turns into a week of revisiting portfolios and that becomes more reworkings of pictures of mine I’ve always had happy feelings for … Continue reading

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Mirror Portrait

For today’s Creatively Different Wednesday (go with me, it’s actually a thing), I decided to set up the old Cintiq drawing board and, very nicely inspired by recent listenings to the Chris Oatley ArtCast podcast which I’d happily stumbled upon on … Continue reading

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