Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Top Secret!

I've been meaning to do some young fiction stuff for a while - something a bit different for older children. I looked through a file I have of old drawings (some of them almost 20 years old) for this:

Now in case you can't tell, it's a safe drawn on a folded piece of paper. I was probably around 8 or 9 when I did this so we're talking 16 or 17 years ago. 

No one has ever seen the inside of this safe and when I open it you'll see why. Type in 2678 and then press enter (I hope I've remembered the code correctly or it could self destruct).

As you see it contains a lot of Top Secret stuff that must be kept that way. You'll also notice that the last person who tried to get into my safe is still there. 

I used to draw stuff like this all the time - I did several of these but the others have been lost to the ages. I really liked spy and detective stuff (still a huge fan of detective stuff) and I also had an obsession with drawing eyeballs. I was a weird child. 

But that inspired this:

Hopefully you'll see my drawing is a little better and that I even used some of the same stuff from my safe.

And here's the 'smelly sister' and Harry.

Now remember to print this Top Secret message and eat the evidence!*

*Not really!

Saturday, 11 May 2013


Hello! I've been very busy working on some things which unfortunately I cannot show just yet. It's all very girly and includes lots of pink and purples. I'm very excited about it all and fingers crossed it goes onto being published.

I've also decided (finally) to get some postcards printed to sent to publishers. And here they are from the lovely moo.com.

I went with my favourite illustration for the front - Science and the Zoo which I originally did for our first monthly theme over at The Pencil Play Collective.

I  decided that I needed a little illustration on the back that fitted in with the front. My style has changed a little since doing the front illustration so it was fun and challenging to get Mr. Scientist Monkey to look like he belonged in the same lab.

And here they are together. Moo.com did a great job as always and they're fab quality - why not check them out?

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Playing Football


And finished

More people drawing. I wanted to give him some movement so gave him a football to kick. It was also originally part of a school yard illustration I started which got scrapped.


Couple of teenage girls nattering on the phone.