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Tortoise/Tutle

I met this guy today: He’s a Western Swamp Tortoise hatchling, one of the world’s most endangered reptiles. Pretty cute: Thanks to an horrific 60 per cent economics class, there’s been no real drawing for a while Here’s a few things that were done during procrastination. Dating Ninja is the very beautiful Mel, who wanted…

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Horsing around

I drew horses quite a bit as a kid. Horse-crazy girl… such romantic creatures. Also tend to be claustrophobic, ill-tempered and generally unpleasant. Caught up with a few horses this week at the York Cup. Made a decent amount backing a pony called Captain Blockhead (true story) but otherwise, all my picks had four left…

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Kat, Flip and Anime

Kat should have been a flapper in the 1920s. She totally has the face, the hair, the smile can wear red like a champion. This pic is her going away gift. Did the whole body as well, but was particularly pleased with how the pearls came up. Labor intensive little buggers. Also drew Flip Prior today,…

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#myfirstmanga

I was sent to Tokyo once, about a decade ago. It was a junket with NEC and I saw the first protoype for mobile video chat – a function I thought then I would never use… and time has proved that instinct correct. One afternoon with a Danish writer called Thomas Bach Larsson (now there’s a…

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Sketches from innovation

The proper sketchbook had a rest this week due so it’s time to get back to it. Have been doing an intensive at uni on innovation. I have not posted the pix I drew of people in the class because that would be weird. I did hand a few of those out though, when they worked. I…

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MacDuff and Dent

Day five for sketching is favourite book characters. I couldn’t choose between two. The first is Eowyn, Shieldmaiden of Rohan who has an awesome horse called Windfola and disguises herself as a bloke (going by Durnhelm) to go to the battle of Pelennor fields outside Minas Tirith. Now I bet this all sounds a bit Tolkein-nerd but…

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Favourite place

This whole 30 day thing is resulting in a lot of art I’m not especially happy with. I don’t think I’m patient enough for watercolour. I want to keep going before the undercoat has dried. However, it has given me ideas at least and I think I’m better than the day I started. Which is, you…

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Three types of Holly

So the next two pictures on the 30 day challenge were “your favourite animal” and “your favourite place.” I skipped the latter and went direct to best friend, because place is going to be a watercolour and I need to source a bit more material. Excuses notwithstanding, I wasn’t entirely happy how my favourite animal –…

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Day two: Your favourite food

I skipped favourite animal – want to do that on the weekend instead because I’ve not yet settled on a medium. So went directly to number three: Favourite food. This was an easy decision. At the age of four, I clearly remember this conversation: Kate Mason: “What’s your favourite food.” Me: “Strawberries.” Kate Mason: “Ew, I don’t like…

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Clickbait and self obsession

A “30 day drawing challenge” turned up in my pinterest feed. I usually shun such things: Novelember, dry july (ergh), movember, 365 photos in a year, black-and-white challenge etc. However with this… well, why not. It’s clearly clickbait, and I just have to own the fact it worked. The first thing on the list is “yourself.”…

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