Sunday, 14 December 2008

This man scared me a little as I was drawing/colouring him. I don't think I'd like to meet him. Below is a sneak preview of my new website design. It should be up within the next week. As you can see, I am currently loving the cloud-like blobs. 

Friday, 5 December 2008

Scribbles and ponderings.

I absolutely love animals, but hate zoos, so old taxidermy is one of my favourite things! Here are some drawings from the Natural History Museum. If anyone is interested in taking a trip up there with me to draw animals ALL DAY LONG, who possibly has two comfy portable chairs then let me know!

And I just realized that I have yet to post some of the drawings that I produced for the free range show in London! I am currently working on a new website, and lots of tasty new personal work, but here is one an old one for now
I have started to notice as a freelancer just starting out, that the people who really make themselves a good living out of art seem to have a huge amount of ego and self-belief.  As this does not come naturally to most people, I have been wondering how to fill up my ego tank without becoming the kind of person that is not fun to be around in real life. Should I develop some kind of alter-ego when I sit down to my desk to start work, and leave that person behind when I interact with people? How many people are struggling with this hugely integral part of being a professional illustrator/artist? And what do YOU do to combat it? (Please help me!). Anyway, my new year's resolution for next year is to blog more. And also comment on the kajillion other blogs I read. I think it is a good habit to get your work and thoughts out into the world rather than keep them trapped up inside your mini world.