Tuesday, November 29, 2011

a spider in the garden

Took this photo while at lunch. The garden outside our window had the most beautiful spider, which I'm putting under a cut so as not to frighten any arachnophobes who might read this blog.

Monday, November 21, 2011


I'm sorry for the drawing gap--RL kind of smacked me in the face this month (isn't that always the way?). But am on holiday for a bit and actually got off the computer long enough to do some socialising and some productive things, one of which is an art walk.

My grandparents live in a posh gated community and the association dues alone are astronomical. Wanted to draw some pretty areas around the place, wandered round the back to get a good view of the mountains and found this:

'Park'. Oh good. For a minute there I was worried.

Unless it's an order. 'Park your butt, missy. You won't be goin' anywhere for a while.'

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 7-8: invisible elf thing

I am exhausted by massive bureaucracy today--which is also why I couldn't post last night, had to go to bed early--but for related reasons I had plenty of downtime while waiting in queues today, and here's the result:

Invisible woman wears...Jil Sander? Armani? Will look it up when I'm not so tired.

And some observational sketches from today:
There was seriously a woman in the most bizarre conical hat, a very redcap- or gnome-like hat, except it was cream with navy stripes, wearing a top and trainers of matching sky blue. She looked just like a particularly dorky elf. So I drew the tree she was standing under so she'd feel at home.

And now good night.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day 6: rose and spider

Was looking around the net for something to draw for today's post and came across a lovely photo of a rose with a spider on it, which I got from this amazing photography blog.

I'm still a bit clumsy with watercolours, which is why the spider isn't very clear. Sigh. I just loved the idea of a beautiful rose with a tiny spider, perhaps attracted by the smell and softness of it, or just hanging around waiting for even tinier bugs to snack on. I love little spiders, although the big ones frighten me a bit.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

lamplight uniforms

Indulging in a little world-building.

In other news, I kind of like the look of the new Blogger interface. However, I strongly dislike the way it utterly fails to do anything functional at all. Sticking with the old one for now, thanks.

Friday, November 4, 2011

door strip

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From the altered book.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

more tea, vicar?

Ugh, I waited too long and now it's the 4th instead of the third.

Also, why can I not draw a kyuusu.

I swear it's not going to be a whole month of tea, but for the moment I'm going with it. It's quite therapeutic.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


...er, at least to me.

Benedict Cumberbatch has a beautiful new girlfriend called Anna James.

She's a designer with some really lovely work.

So, um. Maybe this means I can go get a life now.

It's National Novel Writing Month...

...and there is NO WAY I'm going to have time to write 1,667 words a day, every day this month. But so many people have been getting into the spirit that it seems more like NaChYoPoMo--National Choose Your Poison Month. So I will try and post a drawing or a page of drawings a day, without trying to polish them or think about the process too much.

I've already missed one day, so I'm posting two pages.

Day 1:
Day 2: