Archives for September 2013

Sketching childhood: tea for two

“Tea for two” pencil drawing in Aoife’s sketching childhood book When I sit down to draw, I almost always grab Kirby’s sketchbook. Since he’s at home with me all day, his toys are usually right in front of me, inspiring me to draw them, or, if I’m having a bad day, making me curse as […]

Keep your head in the clouds

Keep your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground. I’ve not drawn or painted faces for a long time (it shows!), but lately I’ve been obsessed with poses. Especially the children’s poses. I have been jotting them down in my journal as I see them, in the hope of developing them later […]

Sketching childhood: Percy the train

The other day, I noticed Kirby was settling down for a snooze on the sofa, so I  took out my sketchbook and pencils and set up at the dining table. I outlined his Percy train and began working on making him come to life. Then I made the mistake of leaving the room to make a […]

August highlights

“Mummy, mummy, come quick! I have something really exciting to show you!!!” Aoife burst into the house, her two sidekicks from down the road right behind her. “Come on mummy, come now!” I picked up my house keys and ran outside barefeet.  It sounded urgent and their excitement was contagious. “I can ride a bike […]