Well, as of typing this, the What a Naughty Unicorn book is sent to the printers for review. I’m supposed to hear feedback within 24 hours, it’s been 23, so they’re sure cutting it close (I type this stuff before I go to bed, so you’re in the future right now, hello from yesterday night!). Hopefully, I’ll be able to order a proof of the book tomorrow, and if that’s all good, I’ll be able to order a few to take with me to Dunfermline Comic Con in March 🙂
This cartoon is another sneak peek from the book and shows one of the main themes of the story line.
Nice to do something non-political for once.
For those who don’t know, in Scotland, the Singing Kettle is a children’s singing group/show. One of their most popular songs is “You cannae shove your granny off a bus!”
Book is coming along well. I’ve nearly drawn about 50% of the pages, so not long now 🙂
Honestly, I was driving through some hills yesterday when I hit some fog and spotted this sight of wind turbines popping out of the top and thought it’d be nice to try and paint. So that’s one week’s cartoon sorted XD
So this year I approached #Inktober in a slightly different way, adding 31 doodles to one large image each day. I published them all on Instagram and Twitter as close-ups and the past couple of days have been spent colouring them all to produce this final image 🙂
Bit late with this one, it’s actually yesterday’s cartoon but I started it late and had to give the different layers time to dry. Anyway, woo! Fracking is banned! Stick that in your pipe and don’t blow it into the ground, cos you can’t! Yeah!
In other news, I’m doing #Inktober right now, so check out the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram profiles for a new ink doodle every day this month 🙂
The first outing of the unicorn in watercolour. Turned out alright I think, though I got a bit of a bleed of the yellow when I was doing the crown as I didn’t give the wash around it time enough to dry. Water colours require a lot more patience that digital, but I’m still prefering the results 🙂
Remember, I’m at Dee Con in Dundee this Saturday, do come along and say hello!
This Saturday I’ll be at DeeCon in Dundee! You’ll be able to come along and buy signed prints, badges, greetings cards, keyrings, magnets and whatever other nonsense I might think of between now and Saturday 🙂 Do come along and say hello, it’s always a huge boost to meet you all 🙂
Tickets are available on the day or on the DeeCon Facebook Event Page.
So the other day I had a yearning to visit Hobbycraft and buy some water colours… mainly due to a nice watercolour set being advertised in a Hobbycraft marketing email. It was a nifty little thing with a brush pen that you just fill up with water and use with the little watercolour pans. Seeing as I ink my drawings using a Pentel Brush Pen, I figured the transition wouldn’t be so difficult and I’ve been really admiring other artists who use watercolours lately such as Neil Slorance.
I’m really pleased with how this one came out and will be making it available as a print so check the prints page for those on Common Market 🙂
This is probably my third or fourth attempt drawing a Scottish wildcat. Still not particularly pleased with it, but at least I’ve managed to keep that bad tempered expression that is such a part of our wildcats 🙂
I’ve just given up driving my bike into work this week and have suffered the traffic jams in the car instead. The weather forecast has just become so thoroughly useless of late!