Ah diary week. There are 7 pages now added to the Canada travel diary and new ones will appear each day. I know you are bloomin excited to read more about bears, hats and soup cake. Stay tuned for all that… and more! MOAR!
Day 7 just appeared. Here’s a little peek at the misty mountains. So atmospheric and lovely.
I’d like to just sit and draw them all day, but had to satisfy myself with quick doodles as we were driving quite a lot to get to Tofino.
Day 7 also includes me and Steve walking along a disused train line. It was excellent in a weirdly lonesome post-apocalyptic way. We didn’t see a soul and it was eerily quiet.
Here’s a photo Steve took of me wandering down the tracks. He didn’t enjoy walking over the bridge, which was very high, with big gaps between the wooden slats- so fair enough, no photos of that bit! I was thinking about zombies and feeling a bit ill-prepared. Didn’t even have a cricket bat.
This week I’m starting to put up the pages of my Canadian travel diary so stay tuned for a new page every day. Follow my very exciting life as I travel around, staying in strange spheres in the woods, drinking tea and looking at wildlife. Horror! Intrigue! Bacon!!
There’s a couple of pages already up there, more coming very soon!
Hope you enjoy them! Here is a little sneaky preview of a cartoon you won’t meet till day 8: evil incarnate. Dang, the stories I have heard about these cute little critters -sigh- it would break your heart.
On Thursday night I went along to Off Life‘s quickdraw event at the House of Illustration and had an excellent time scribbling away and chatting to people! Wish I hadn’t had to run home as soon as it ended. Off Life do a quickdraw most Thursdays on Twitter, so follow them and play along next time!
The basic idea is that they call out a theme and you have 15 minutes to draw something. Working quickly with pen and paper was good for me as I spend most of my time working digitally and probably rely a little too much on the good old undo function! Anyway, here’s some quick snaps of my doodles from the night.
Theme: my daily nemesis. This guy. Dah, I swear I had a cup of tea just a second ago!
Theme: housewarming. I originally thought of a burning house but figured that lots of people would draw that, so I pondered it for a bit longer and for some reason imagined giants roasting houses on a spit. But hey they’re not total monsters- they shake the people out of the house first.
Theme: what I think about while drawing. This one got a bit meta. I am often thinking argh, stupid stupid hands. Stupid pen! Stupid paper! Why won’t you do what I want you to do?
Theme: the other side of the computer screen. Haha, remember this guy? This pic got a bit scratchy and rough, perhaps it was the rage coming back after all this time. *shudder* Oh god, what if it’s still in there somewhere, just waiting for me to look like I am writing a list or a letter…
Hum, so it’s been slow progress, but that Vancouver diary is almost done! All the pages are tidied up and I’ll be uploading them soon. It was quite strange for me working on some of these pages. We lost Maggie for a few days while we were in Canada but I sort of forgot how worrying it all was until going back over the pages! Yikes!
Anyway, more of that soon, but for now here is a little cartoon of a bear- no we didn’t get any bear spray, even though the place we were staying said it was a must! Eep. I did think about bears a lot though. Bears.
I’ve been a bit under the weather this weekend. Those stupid microbes insist on ruining my day! But I have had a chance to work on my Vancouver travel diary a bit. Lots of scanning and tidying up pages. But soon, soon it will be finished and you can read all about Steve’s and my adventures!
Until then, there are other diaries to rummage through up there in the menu. Also here’s a little snap shot from Vancouver day 3- visiting the aquarium! Aww cute octopus.
It feels a bit late to wish you a happy new year, so I wish you a happy new dinosaur instead!
Here’s one playing the concertina. That’s how dinosaurs might well roll if they were still around.
(Well… that and ruin all John Hammond’s plans while offering a nice intro to chaos theory into
It’s been a busy few weeks but I’m working on some fun stuff that I’m really looking forward to sharing with you – so stay tuned and I’ll post about it soon. Also more dinosaurs because hurrah dinosaurs!
It’s November and I’m donating my time as a Gallery of Mo artist again- huzzah! It was loads of fun last year. I’m looking forward to seeing some more facial hair going on around this fair city too, come on gents it’s dapper and the ladies love it!
Here’s a little peek at my self-portrait for the gallery. Yeah that’s a tiny wolf on my head…
what of it?
Fancy a lovely portrait of yourself with a tache? Head over to the Gallery of Mo website and donate some dosh to a good cause! There are loads of great artists taking part.
Hypno-tea. Maaaaake meeeeee a cuuuuup Steeeeeeve*
*This sometimes actually works!
I’m having a quiet night in and this stupid doodle happened. Yeah Maggie really is quite big. She’s excellent.