I just like to draw boats sometimes.
I’ve been busy this evening researching Pictish symbols for the next picture book:
My favourite so far is the ‘beast’:
Is it a dolphin? An elephant? Some kind of spirit or mythological creature? Nobody knows, and obviously nobody ever really will for sure. This symbol appears on over 50 stones found throughout Pictland, making it the most common of the animal symbols – and yet experts say it bears no resemblance to any known animal.
I however, beg to differ with the experts:
Uncanny, right? More pictishness to come soon!
I’ve been a bit rubbish at updating this blog lately, so here’s a bit of a doodle to fill up the space:
Siphonophores are groups of individual organisms that join up to form a biological system, which is kind of like a colony and kind of like a single animal but not really either. This drawing doesn’t have much to do with siphonophores but they’re kind of what inspired it, so they’re what it’s named after at least!
Hello! I’m poor so I’m selling off some of my original illustrations and drawings on Etsy – check it out.
All of these are up for grabs:
Girl Walking Down Street – £45
Visit my Etsy shop if you want to buy any of them! They’re going cheap right now because I need the money. I’ve got plans to list more original illustrations (I’ve got too many! They’re bursting out of my cupboards.) as well as some prints and maybe other things, so keep an eye out!
Okay, so I’m procrastinating a bit. But I’ve moved on from obsessively playing old computer games to obsessively sketching pictures of Daisy, so that seems like a step in the right direction. Procrastiworking! Yeah.
Daisy doesn’t really understand why I would be standing around, staring at her and making scratchy noises with a pencil – if I’m not busy, shouldn’t I be walking or feeding her instead? Well, probably – that and all of the other thousand things I should be doing. Oh well.
Here are some pictures of Daisy then:
Now I’m going to go and play Mario for a while.