Saturday, 21 June 2014

Weekly Round Up 21st June

It's been a busy week as usual. I'm pulling together the work I've been doing for a particular piece. I have managed a few Daily Doodles too.

All the pictures below are from my sketchbook and photographed badly with my phone!

Sneaky Peek at the large piece I'm working on:

This little character appeared in my sketchbook this week - Grumpy Squirrel:

Daily Doodle topic - Spot the Dog (Eric Hill the creator of Spot passed away recently), mine's an outtake from the books:

I also had a morning a bit like this:

Another Daily Doodle - Boy and a Cardboard Box. Paper plates are the way to go:

There was a bluebell fairy who wished everyone a good Friday:

Friday's Daily Doodle was Caterpillar Girl. I managed to get some colour on this one:

Finally Grumpy Squirrel has been doing interpretive dance across my sketchbook:

I have the feeling I'm going to have to give grumpy squirrel a different name as he is likely to keep reappearing in my sketchbook! Any name suggestions for grumpy squirrel are welcome.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Round up 15th June

This week has been a bit less busy and I managed 4 out of 5 Daily Doodles plus an extra for Judith Kerr's birthday (The Tiger Who Came To Tea) which was Saturday.

From my sketchbook...

The Emperor's New Clothes:

The Little Mermaid:
This is a homage to my favourite mermaid, Iris, from Oliver and The Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre (you can follow them on Twitter @philipreeve1 and @jabberworks). A brilliant book!

The Princess and The Pea:
If it's not peas keeping her awake, it's princes waking her up! 

The Tortoise and The Hare:
This lead to me having to remember/make up the story to tell Chickpea. Which of course means it's her favourite story ever (until the next one)!

Finally it was Judith Kerr's 91st birthday on Saturday 14th June and I wanted to do something as The Tiger Who Came To Tea (amongst her other books) is such a well known classic and iconic book.

She's a fascinating person and there was a brilliant documentary on her last year (I think it was BBC but I'm happy to be corrected). If it's still around do watch it.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Daily Doodle Round Up 7th June

It's been a busy week with Chickpea's birthday and someone crashing into me (I'm okay, the car wasn't so okay) so I only managed a few Daily Doodles. 

Cat in Disguise:

Crazy Scientist:

The Book Sniffer:
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