a pencil at work.

Pencil-work preparation on postcard size paper, to be brought to life with watercolours. These will be part of my Frameable Fairytalesseries… they’re still waiting to be anointed with their own particular story, however. I daresay they’ll become clear as the colours begin to bloom upon them.

The second work was inspired by some of the artwork within The Adventures of Alice Laselles: A Children’s Story written by Queen Victoria, a truly magical book.
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playing with pencils.


I was exploring my old sketchbook, starting to plot and plan for future endeavours and looking for inspiration. I rather like the look of the lady above, a project of soft and strange portraits is very appealing, let’s see what the spring brings.

I love intricate borders, the below feels like it should be at the end of some sort of story, must get my thinking cap on… I feel a little fairytale art booklet is calling me….

Feel like I’m making progress with drawing – simple clear lines make all the difference. I usually have a tendency to over embellish.



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