Wednesday, February 29, 2012


A (rather retro and nostalgic) farewell to Summer.

I almost didn't do anything today. My throat feels like I've been chowing down on cut glass, my sinuses are so full they ache, and my nose... Don't even get me started on my nose.
So goodbye Summer, wish I could have given you a better send off.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to crawl into bed and pretend my head doesn't exist.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Zanni mask.
Not much to say about this one. I've got a Zanni mask hanging on my wall, and I drew it and a random head wearing it when it was too hot to think.


Monday, February 27, 2012


Eeyore. My favourite Winnie The Pooh Character. :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Earthy Birthy Mother Goddess.
As (kinda) requested by Brittany.
There shall be colour... And lots of it! When I get around to it... :) lol

As usual, click image to see more detail.

In colour.


Saturday, February 25, 2012


Scribbly Dragonfly.
Too hot to be bothered doing anything of great importance.
Maybe tomorrow? :)

Friday, February 24, 2012


Le Chat Noir, Théophile Steinlen (1896?).
A very quick one today. I have a project I'm working on, and I might be a bit slack with my daily drawings for a few days until it's done.
A print of this has been hanging on my wall for quite a few years and several houses, so when I couldn't think of what to draw, a glance around made my mind up for me.
Here it is.

As usual, click to see more detail.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Angry Ninja Bird Plants Cut Zombie Fruit Ropes...


"I've got it!
Angry ninja bird plants cut zombie fruit ropes."

Many thanks to Thomas and his inspired insanity for today's drawing. :)

And in colour... :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I was sitting on the lounge with my book and pencil trying to figure out what I wanted to draw today.
My little angel came and stood beside me and started 'reading' one of her Doctor Suess books very quietly (we'd been shopping, cycling and we played in the park, so she was a bit sedate). I spent another few moments wracking my brain and then noticed how quiet and still she was being and laid down the pencil lines as fast as I could before she moved!
No sooner did I have a decent outline than she decided it was time to toilet. I filled out the sketch in pen while my husband took care of our girl. The whole thing took less than 25 minutes.

I love it! :)


Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I'll colour this in at some point with either acrylics or water colours... We'll see.
Max, King of the Wild Things.
This one is for a special little someone.:)
"I'll eat you up I love you so!"

Monday, February 20, 2012


Today I was nostalgic for all the time I got to spend on my art when I was a teen.
I would do a life drawing class every week for several hours, and the progress I made was phenominal.
My sense of perspective and the speed with which I could sketch detail came light years from what it was when I first nervously walked into that intimidating studio.
17 years old, and the youngset in the class by well over a decade, I was scared senseless of making mistakes, or being sent away because I wasn't good enough.

Those weeks were so important for me, and I will always be grateful for them.
But oh how I miss that time, and the freedom I discovered when I was given the chance to do something I had never even dreamed of when I was sketching on my bunk bed and blu-tacing my drawings to my walls.

I had intended this to be a five minute sketch like we practiced way back when (drawing a nude in 30 seconds? Hilarious! 20- 30 minutes was what we would finish up with at the end of the night), but tonight, much like it would back then, the five minutes stretched into 15. It flies when you're having fun you know.
As I sadly did not have a life model tonight, a photo had to do (very much not the same thing! lol) it is 'Nude' by Edward Weston (1936).

Sunday, February 19, 2012


We went bicyling this afternoon.
Mu husband with our daughter in the trailer thingy, his parents, his lovely cousin Christa (who is visiting from Finland) and myself.
It was a gorgeous relaxed outing, along the lake, with lots of late afternoon sun and a nice cool breeze.
Along the way we stopped for ice cream (have I ever mentioned how much I adore Lemon Sorbet? I really do!).
It was also the fourth day of my little one being in knickers full time. There was a little accident, as apparently she doesn't like public toilets (I can't blame her, they didn't even have seats), but she is doing so well, and I am very proud. :)

So today inspired my drawing. I only wish I had an awesome retro red bike (not the blue ugly, but very functional men's mountain bike I own).

So the following is definitely not how I roll, but it would be nice indeed to be so chic. :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012


My nephew is going through a Spaceship phase.
So I had a request from his Mummy to please draw him a spaceship.
I put it on the list, but couldn't really see a way to make it something personally interesting for me...
And then I saw this
on Rachael's excelent blog fawn and doe, and I couldn't resist! :)

The colour version rocks my world! I want to print it out and hang it up! :)

Friday, February 17, 2012


Skull- after Da Vinci.
From the Saga of My Stolen Art Book (see ADAD 02-01-2012, blogger is throwing tanties and won't let me link).
I'm pleased with how this one turned out. It took just over an hour, with breaks to eat and answer the phone for telemarketers. :)


Thursday, February 16, 2012


The Sunny Day Blues.
Just one of those days...


Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Because I can draw them fast and left myself very little time! lol

A bit more detail...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Richard and Mildred Loving (1965).
The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages.
The Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law.
In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment

Happy Valentine's Day to all of those who have fought and those who still fight for marriage equality!


Medusa head.
I bit off way more than I could chew...
I'll finish it at some point... lol
Seriously though, I did not take into consideration how long this one would take, and life with a two year old only affords so much time for drawing...
Tomorrow perhaps... Or maybe not.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I often used to draw characters veing blown away by balloons. Usually this character would be Pierrette, sometimes it was myself. Although I think that I identified more with the balloon than the clown...
Anyway I started with the rainbow watercolour background and then I just drew on it.
I guess balloons are on my mind.

As usual, click for more detail

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Random strange drawing and really shoddy colour treatment.
Not feeling it today, unfortunately.
Fingers crossed for a better day tomorrow. :)

Friday, February 10, 2012


After Man Ray's Le Violon d'Ingres (1924).
Got to love an F hole tattoo! Okay, not everyone likes tattoos, but I do. lol

I lost a fair amount of depth in the shadows and the f hole tattoos from my terrible camera phone's terrible flash, but you get the picture.

Click if you'd like to see more detail.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Snoopy and the Red Baron.
As requested by, and for my lovely Mummy.
Photo ever so slightly washed out, and I had to go in and messy up my lines, as I was far too neat to make it look like the work of Charles Schultz. lol

Curse you Red Baron!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


This is my drawing for the day, on my wrist, on the train, on the way to the Harry Potter exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum. And now, as I have had 45 minutes sleep in the last 30 odd hours, I will do the smart thing and post more photos!

My tasty, tasty lunch/ dessert. Forgotten the name of the establishment, but it is in Capitol Plaza, and it was divine!

The Flying Ford Anglia from Chamber of Secrets

Golden tree, China Town, Sydney.

Close up...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Afternoon tea and a good book.

Because I couldn't make it to Sydney for the boob out in front of Facebook today...
Breastfeeding =/= sexual, explicit, obscene, etc., it is normal, it is ordinary, it is lunch. And it is important to see.

Monday, February 6, 2012


For my Love on our anniversary.
A little collage of moments from our special day.
Love him just as much today as I did on hte day I married him... Hopefully I'll cry less today though!

As usual, click for more detail...

Smooches... :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Costume design- Gilda.
Ignore horrid mistakes, and failed attempt at retro style design.
I used to do a lot of costume design. I really loved it. I even did it as part of Drama for the HSC, and again at Uni.
This is not my own design, just what I felt like doing. It was quick and fun, and that's all that really matters.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Green Eggs and Ham
For my little Dr Suess fan. :)

She likes it.

I hadn't planned on it, but whilst she had a nap I coloured it in... I love it! :)

Friday, February 3, 2012


My beautiful little family.
I see a fair few mistakes. I did my daughter no justice (did not capture her well at all). My husband's face isn't quite right... But I don't care, I love it anyway.
Looking at it makes me smile. :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Just a very quick one today (I have drawing fatigue after yesterday's effort! lol).
My hand, on my leg.
Too simple.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter.
This only took and hour, but it nearly drove me batty! It was very intense work.
As requested by Jess.
There will be no colour. No no no no way!
Jess' response: "Wowzers!!! (auto correct tried to change that to weiners lol) I freaking love it! Thanks chick :)"
"Glad i could keep you entertained hehe .. Ah Johnny .. Even in sketched form you are a marvel to behold"

Well worth the effort.

As usual click to see more detail.