Category Archives: Critters!

Inktober Tree Dwellers 3

A last few inktober tree dwellers (yikes, posting these late!): Taking shelter; Losing the squirrel stare off contest; A portrait of a forest critter (species kind of ambiguous, was going for squirrel but he turned out a bit foxy) (fuirrel?) ; … Continue reading

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Inktober Tree Dwellers 2

Back to catching up on inktober drawings! I really enjoy drawing these tree dwellers and seeing where, by going straight to ink with dip pen and brush, they lead me. Here they can be seen checking things out, chasing off villainous trespassers, and … Continue reading

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Bats, cats and pumpkins

Happy Halloween!

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Inktober Tree Dwellers

I like taking part in Inktober (drawing something with ink and putting it up every day of the month October). I draw almost every day of the year in any case, but this is an incentive to finish something every day, however small. However, … Continue reading

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Show visitors & princesses

Recently I had a small and very impromptu show of some of my illustrations, cards and sketchbooks at some wonderful friends’ house, as part of an open house / studio art route in town. It was a first for me, … Continue reading

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Kappa cucumber celebration

Kappa (河童, literally ‘river child[ren]’) are small Japanese water demons with bowl-like, water-filled dents for crowns and a love for cucumber.  I made this as a card for a friend who I travelled to Kyoto with, and who, after we discovered all … Continue reading

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Sudden cat dance party

That little top left cat danced its way out of an ink pot and caused a whole spontaneous cat dance party to appear, straight ink pen to paper.

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