Monday, 20 February 2012

New Christmas Card illustration for 2012

Here's an unseasonable, Christmassy post and before anyone says it, I know Christmas is a long way away (309 sleeps at the time of writing this or 7394 hours to be exact, but who's counting?).  I started this in December and didn't finish it due to Christmassy events and other work, so I put it to one side.  I needed a break from my illustration job the other day and decided to finish it, so here it is, Painted in watercolour, gouache and coloured pencil.  I'm thinking of calling it 'The Christmas Carollers' and it's based on my drawing 'The Babysitter'.  I'm going to make it into cards for Christmas 2012.  Ho ho ho.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Happy birthday Dougal Dog

It's Dougal Dog's birthday today.  His good friend, Jacob, made this card and sent it to him.  I think he's a budding artist and illustrator.  Wonderful design! 

Happy Birthday love Jacob White (age 9)

If you're friends with me on facebook, you will know how much I love my three little monsters, I mean dogs.  It's Dougal's birthday today, he's 11 years old.  It means a lot to me that he has reached this age because last year he was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and was told he might not have long to live. We had the option of chemotherapy or just painkillers and we chose chemo, which he reacted to very well and never had any side effects.  Even better news, he is now in remission, although it will come back eventually.   Dougal's birthday presents today were an extra long walk, a delicious chicken dinner (his favourite meal), a pork pie cake and lots of cuddles and games :)

Dougal's first day with his new family 

Tearaway teenager!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

The New Boots

I'm donating this original graphite and charcoal 10 x 8 drawing to help Spooky, a poorly dog.  If you are interested in bidding for it, please visit Help Spooky Facebook Page.  The starting bid was $15 :)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I recently sketched a child fairy and mouse for sketch fest, where the prompt was 'Whimsical Valentine'.  I shall post February's sketches soon but in the meantime they can be viewed here if you are interested. Here's the sketch and finished painting. Happy Valentine's Day :)