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A post-lunch ‘constitutional’…

Something akin to the chilly, after-dinner walk children (and, let’s be honest, anyone else who’s become all snuggly and fuzzy-brained in front of a roaring log fire/festively glowing TV [invariably showing an assortment of long-anticipated and frequently disappointing Christmas Specials]) … Continue reading

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Playing with one’s food…

I imagine that there must be some sort of Brussels-sprout-equivalent amidst the penguins’ Christmas dinner – perhaps some particularly noxious-looking species of fish…? And, of course, the only use for such a maligned seasonal ingredient is some sort of precariously-towering food-sculpture (potentially a … Continue reading

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Back to school…

OK, a good 5 weeks after actual schools (and, ergo, Marvellous Dave…), but yes, last Thursday, 2 October, was our first day back to the graphite- and miscellaneous-other-art-media-scented studios of the Cambridge School of Art, and marked the commencement of … Continue reading

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Inter-wedding post (an unapologetic[ish] miscellany)

Well then… Another long ol’ hiatus from the blogosphere – precipitated, I would just mention, by an inordinate number of social engagements and hither-and-thitherings, the abundance of which myself and Marvellous Dave (M.D.) have been, hitherto, somewhat un(or perhaps, more accurately, … Continue reading

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MA musings (3 of 3)

The final instalment (well, y’know, until the next one…) in my slightly-scrabbling, 3-part catch-up series of Children’s Book Illustration MA posts (I am literally blown over by the  audible sigh of relief from t’ blogosphere…). This is a rather less … 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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