Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Triple Goddess- Maiden(in the style of Mucha).
First panel in a triptych.
By request, for a friend of mine.
There will almost certainly be a colour version, and a Mother and Crone to round out the set.
Hope you like it!
Click to see more detail

And after a bit of painting in Photoshop, progress!

More painting in Photoshop and she's all done apart from a few little touch ups, Woo!

Monday, January 30, 2012


A slightly strange, very stylised self portrait, as disembodied head.
After my mother decided my yesterday's cartoons must be me (because I drew one little tongue poking out) I figured today I would do an actual self portrait. So far it is not popular with anyone but my two year old.

B: *Points to drawing* "Mummy!"
M: "How can you tell?"
B: *Points to hair in drawing* "PINK!".

So there you go!
Click to see better detail.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Headband no heat curls tutorial.

Today's drawing- Day 29! Click to see more detail.

Step 1. Start with clean, dry, brushed hair parted wherever you like. Then add a little product (whatever you would normally use, my hair gets fly away’s so I use Frizz Ease). And spritz lightly with water. Put your headband over your hair so it is near your hairline and sits comfortably around your head (use one that is very stretchy or quite loose so it doesn’t dig in).

Clean, dry, pink and purple hair...

Step 2. Start at the front of your hair, on one side of your part and bring a section of hair up, and tuck it under the headband so the band is ‘wrapped’ in your hair. Smaller sections wrapped tighter make lots of tight curls. The larger the sections you use and the looser you wrap, the looser the curls will be. This method can make anything from tight ringlets to beachy waves, so experiment!

Step 3. Repeat step 2 with the next section of hair. The first section should automatically be caught up and wrapped with the second. Continue to wrap hair until you get to the back of your head (I stop in the middle and then pin the last of the hair down so it doesn’t escape).

Step 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other side of your head. When you are finished pin the hair. It should look something like figure 4. This process literally doesn’t take me more than 10 minutes.

Side view

Step 5. I personally quite like the way this looks, and am happy to go out like it. It is also ideal to do before bed, and when I do so I tie a silk scarf around my head to help prevent fly aways. This step is optional, but you will feel very retro and cool. So get some sleep, or go about your day. Either way, leave your hair up for several hours.

Yes, I am very cheery with my hair up!

Step 6. Wake up, and remove headscarf (morning coffee optional). Your hair will have almost certainly shifted in your sleep. This doesn’t matter at all. If hair feels too damp (too much product, or overzealous with the water) you might like to give your hair a quick blow with a hair dryer. I am yet to have to do so.

Morning me, with slightly shifted hair.

Step 7. Remove pins. Loosen hair by gently pulling on the headband. Gently and carefully remove curls from headband (I find it helps to start from the back and work slowly). This step and the next combined usually take me around five minutes.

LOTS of curls!

Step 8. Depending on the curls you might find running your fingers through is all you need to do, or a careful brush or comb. Twist curls to reform. If your hair doesn’t hold curls well, you might like to spray it with hairspray, etc.

Very bright curls.

So there you go. Around 15 minutes work, no heat, and a head full of luxurious curls. This is so easy to do, and the results are so great, you may get addicted!

And this...

Is how I actually ended up wearing my hair today.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


This drawing was basically to cover up the fact that a certain someone drew in my book with pen... Hence the odd scarf, and slightly strange lines.
Here it is!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Reeeeeeeeally dodgey Scrappy. lol
Poor Scrap, I made him look terrible!
For the record, my dog is beautiful. He's a Beagle X Foxhound. He looks like a giant Beagle on stilts.
I have done him no justice whatsoever! At least it was quick... lol!

Moving on, here is one drawing from today that I am very very proud of.

My little Miss Pollock, I adore you!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


The Rescue.
By request.
Many years ago I drew a similar picture for a friend of mine, resuing her from her bad day.
Well things have been a little bleak for her lately, and she finds herself in need of a bit of a rescue again.
So here it is, Her Princess in Shining Armour.
I will be colouring this, as I love it!

Today's drawing in colour. Not finished, but out of time! lol

As usual, click to see more details in the images.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Today was wet. And I was not in the mood... Then I got this message from my sister at 11pm:
S: OI, where is your drawing?
M: Not done yet. Not started yet. Feeling devoid of inspiration. Will throw something together though...
S: Yeah, I saw it was around 10 and thought 'crap, I need to do SOMETHING'. So I drew a Falmer that scares the sh*t out of me. Doesn't need to be much, just something. Happy coffee cup? :)
M: Had to google to see wtf it was... Might draw one of my old favourites...

Literally 15 minutes later...

M: Ok done. It took me five minutes for the main bit, then I needed to stop to figure out what the rest should be. lol

So all I really needed was a nudge.
Today I am grateful for my sister, who is drawing with me every day, and keeping me on track on my off days. I love you S, this one is for you!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Unashamedly based on several of Da Vinci's sketches.
This was a pretty fast but very soothing and relaxing one to work on.
Enjoy the poem, I shared a few lines for it yesterday on Capturing Moments, and was inspired to do this today, because of my love for it.

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

-Ruth Hulbert Hamilton, Song For A Fifth Child.

Monday, January 23, 2012


"And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee."
Ezekiel 25:17
Lego Pulp Fiction Characters... Vincent and Jules: The very essense of cool!
This was another request, the Lego character bit, not the Pulp Fiction bit... I went there all by myself.
This one is mostly for my husband.
He had the poster of this shot from the film on his wall, and then we did after we moved in together. After getting beaten around a bit over the course of several moves and many years, the poster has been retired, but not forgotten.
This can be a two days late anniersary present.
Eight years and counting. Love him as much today as I did back then.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Green Tree Frog silhouette.
For my mum.
I love this one. It may be my new favourite!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Another request.
John asked for a drawing of himself with a Companion Cube from the excellent game Portal and the just as awesome sequal Portal 2.
Happy to oblige, but admittedly more than a little inspired by the awesome online Portal Comic Lab Rat, that's right, I'm thinking with Portals.
Apologies if this makes absolutely no sense to anyone! Here it is.
I kinda adore it, and will probably do a colour job on it when I get the time.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Buddy Christ in colour!

I said I would, so here he is.
He looks pretty darn spiffy I think. :)


Graffitied shoes.
I couldn't choose just one photo, so there are several...
These were mostly tattoos I considered getting, and I'mnot gonna lie, this was LOTS of fun to do, and I may well end up doing it again...
Click to see more details.


My Baby Bella Ballerina.
Total honesty here, I did not get this done before midnight! For the first time.
It was a busy day around here, morning tea with the playgroup mums and bubs, the weekly shop, crawling into bed with a massive headache, you know, all the fun stuff!
With a husband who works nights, I tend to be a night owl myself, so I'm going to justify it by saying that if it gets done before I go to bed, it still counts.
Plus I was sick.
And the dog ate my first one... Ok, so that last bit is a fabrication, but the rest isn't.

This is the third time I've drawn my daughter in this little mission of mine. The 1st (just her feet and bottom), the 17th (very little portrait in the bird's thought bubble) and today.
I'm actually kind of reticent at the thought of doing a full on portrait of her.
I look at my girl, and she is so beautiful, and so perfect (in my eyes anyway). How could I possibly do her justice? Or at least not screw it up terribly...
So here she is, my tiny dancer.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Tasty, beautiful, delicious, decadent cupcake.
That is all.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Brainstorming birdie.
Or something like that.
Inspired by the adorable little bird in the calendar my beautiful cousin gave me for christmas. And from there I just kind of drew random thoughts and images.
I did a little bit of photo manip, as the original image was so washed out you could barely see the window.
Enjoy! (click for larger image).

Monday, January 16, 2012


This was a request for a Pokemon drawing.
I am not at all pleased with it, but it was better than the nothing that I had come up with for today, so here it is!

... Moving on now!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Frangipanis Miss 2 picked up on our walk.
They're a bit crushed, and this took me about 2 minutes, but it's better than nothing, which with less than an hour of the day left, is almost what I had.
At least they smell nice. I so wasn't in the mood today after my computer crashed and ate what I was working on.
Here's hoping tomorrow will bring some inspiration with it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Kevin Smith's Buddy Christ and a double cheesburger.
Because sometimes, you just need to draw something a little bit bizarre or surreal.
The cheeseburger was a request, they got the Buddy Christ too because he just looks so darn happy! The only happier Jesus you'll see is one with a breast in his mouth.
I will probably digitally colour him and add it too.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Madre y bebé.
After Picasso.
Neither good, nor accurate, but it is done, and after starting and discarding three other hopeless drawings today, that is all I ask!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Not much to say about this one, done by request, so here it is.
A Dragon mama guarding her egg.
Thats about it really.
I had to photoshop the top a little because the photo I took was so bad that I couldn't crop it properly. And I forgot to sign it again. Oops

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


My Zombie Family.
Based on those My Family stickers you see on people's car windows...
You know what they say, the family that plays together BRAAAAAAINS!?!?!?!!!
This was so much fun to draw! And you may notice that I couldn't bring myself to put bite marks on my two year old... Yes, I am that big of a sook.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Just a fun one today, because I have always loved drawing eyes...
I even forgot to sign it... Oops. lol

I have now started a list of suggestions for subjects to draw, and it is interesting. Alot of fantasy coming up, from dragons and the Triple Goddess, to Lego characters, and Johnny Depp. Fun fun fun! :)

Monday, January 9, 2012


I first saw this design on a Tshirt (which I bought, because I loved, and am wearing today, hence the choice to draw this cranky looking little fellow).
But have since seen it crop up eleswhere online.
No idea who the original artist is, so I can't give credit, but I assume theirs was black and white (my own shirt is black and red)... The bubbles are all mine though! lol
If you know who the original artist is, let me know so I can link back to theirs.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Gladiolus- August's birth month flower.
Just a very quick one today as instead of doing anything productive we went to the beach, visited my grandmother, and had some excellent take away for dinner.
A day well spent I say!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Morticia Addams- To celebrate what would have been Charles Addams' 100th birthday.
The quickest, easiest and simplest drawing yet. Fast and fun.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Today's drawing, one on my Aunt's cats, by request.

Here is Narnia.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Today's drawing.
Not a fan.
I said I was rusty, and this proves it.
Lady Death. Here it is.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

04-01-2012 A.D.A.D

This was requested by my beautiful sister, so who am I to say no?
It is the Cheshire Cat from the very cool video game Alice: Madness Returns.

I don't like it. At all. The drawing that is, I found the game really interesting. But I hope my suster like it, because I am giving it to her.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A.D.A.D 03-01-2012

Tattoo Woman.
I might update later if I play around with colouring her...
Or I might not (if I fail so dismally that I can not bare to share!).

Ok, here she is after I did some digital colouring. I kinda like it.

Any and all feedback welcome!

Monday, January 2, 2012

02-01-2012 ADAD

There's actually a back story to this one...

I've been meaning to draw this unicorn again for about 10 years, ever since someone stole the art book I had drawn it in from my highschool art teacher's cupboard after it was marked...
So there might end up being a few Davinci and Michelangelo sketches this year.

Just a quick and easy one today, as the 2 year old is very interested in drawing, and I didn't get around to doing anything before she woke up, and decided not to put off drawing until she went down for a nap (because honestly, it might not happen!).

Sunday, January 1, 2012

ADAD 1st of January 2012

Alright, putting my money where my mouth is.
Here is the first of what I plan to be 366 drawings, one a day for the year.
It is neither big, nor grand, but it is a start. And it is, I hope, an achievable New Year's resolution. And I am ever so dreadfully rusty.
But here it is, my darling daughter's feet while she slept on the first morning of the new year.

It occurs to me that if I am going to upload these images, I should really invest in a scanner, instead of taking photos on my phone... Maybe later!