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Flock of seagulls (no, not THAT one – I’m FAR too young… *cough*)

So, to call this a, er, “weekly” blog would be something of an ENORMOUS LIE. Ah, sorry about that… A rather event-stuffed summer has segued a little awkwardly (i.e. with a few disastrously unproductive, navel-contemplating days and a number of … Continue reading

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Oodles of Doodles!

While grappling with a couple of other projects this week that have proved rather more troublesome than I had anticipated, and desperately casting about for new procrastination exercises – having exhausted all the usual suspects, and a few other more … Continue reading

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MA progress (2 of 3)

So, having battled through the second module of the course – and, dear reader, my last blog post, if you have been diligently following (profuse thanks, if so – and apologies for the rather dry, unrewarding nature of both textual … Continue reading

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MORE MA sketchbook outpourings (1 of 3 [sorry…])

ADVANCE WARNING: There follows an-already-slightly-mouldering (these are now pretty old drawings…) ‘glut’ of sketchbook-based posts charting my progress/stumble through the last couple of modules of the MA Children’s Book Illustration course, after which I promise a more regular (in terms … Continue reading

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Illustrators: Assemble!

So, after the disgorging of sketchbooks from the initial stages of the MA, I had intended to continue in uncharacteristically logical, sequential fashion by posting further sketchbook pages from the second module (appropriately entitled ‘The Sequential Image’). However, I felt that … Continue reading

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Unloading sketchbooks…

A few more pages from the sketchbooks – to try and mitigate the over-abundant wordage of yesterday’s post… Again, from the Observational Drawing module at the start of the course (a brilliant way to deconstruct ideas of what it is … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: that’s LUSH, that is…

Well, actually it’s mainly overdue and one of the lamest pieces of drawing I have produced in several weeks, but in the interests of attempting to retain my seat on the Illustration Friday train (head, hands, feet and all other … Continue reading

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The inverted duckling: a solution…

Further to the duckling sketches awkwardly tacked onto the end of my last post, last week I posted a new design on Twitter (one of a couple I’ve been working on for a recent commission) which, if you missed it, looked … Continue reading

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Jayne[y]’s got a gun (and it’s called Vera…)

It was Marvellous Dave’s birthday last weekend and, following a serious drought of illustrative, er, juice, I decided (at the very latest minute, of course…) to rustle up something Firefly for the occasion: This also dovetailed nicely with one of my … Continue reading

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A tentative return (again)…

Well… I see that it’s now, um, June (*ahem*), and with the still somewhat contested arrival of the British summer comes the very latest in a succession of (previously, rather short-lived) attempts to resurrect this woefully neglected little blog… The … Continue reading

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