Did I mention I’m enjoying doing these pop-ups?

Still keeping on track with these pop-ups for the 52 Week Illustration Challenge. So far I haven’t managed to scalpel into any of my fingers. Anyone who knows me well will know that that’s pretty good going!

This one is ‘Portrait’ I used to do a lot of portraiture and sold quite a few of pastel paintings of my eldest daughter. She gets fairly bored with sitting for me.

20150804_122200

20150804_122224

20150804_122235

 

Here’s the first painting I ever did of her. Wow, that was a long time ago!where-does-she-go-01

Cake!

In the interest of diversifying and doing something different but still very arty and satisfying, I have been having a lot of fun with my friend Jane recently making cakes! Not something I ever really thought of getting into, as my baking skills are limited to chocolate brownie and only …

Thumb Blister!

The 52 Week Illustration Challenge continues! I’m enjoying it so much and my books of pop-ups are growing every week. This is Week 29 ‘Love’   Week 3 ‘Retro’ The inspiration for this was 50s dress pattern covers. i’m not sure it’s very successful because it was hurried a bit. …

Two more pop-ups

It’s been a fairly usual week in the Erasmus house. I managed to get two more pop-ups completed for The 52 Week Illustration Challenge. I must say it’s a delightful online community. The positive feedback I’m getting is really spurring me on. The book ‘Being Different’ went off to the …

Popping Up Again

A couple of years ago I created a pop-up sketchbook for The Sketch Book Project. It was sent off to be stored in the New York Library and I’ll probably never see it again. So I thought it was about time I set myself another ridiculous challenge. This one with …

Sing!

I’ve just finished another couple of pages for ‘Being Different’ This one is quite dear to me. I have a vivid memory of being in a church choir at the age of seven and singing way too loudly without knowing it. I have a hearing impairment and on this particular …

Next Book

Well, the bad news is that we didn’t cross the line at the ABIA awards and win, but it was truly fantastic to be nominated. I’m busy getting on with the next book. This one is called ‘Being Different’ and I’m really enjoying it. The little girl looks strangely familiar with her wild curly hair and I can really relate to the way she just can’t get things right at school.¬†IMG_3764