This daily strip sketch book doodle transformed using photoshop and my monotypes. I love doing my daily sketch strips…if nothing else : They make me laugh. This cat is Ginger cat. My cat. I cant say I have ever seen him actually sitting on a wire nor, for that matter have I seen birds doing handstands. … but thats the great thing about being an illustrator….brilliant things go on in my head and squiggly birds and balancing cats feature often.
I have been working on a project drawing Dartmoor Crosses for The friends of St Michael de la Rupe’s letterbox stamps for this autumn. It has been lovely going out exploring the moor with my sketchbook, camera and the dog. We have found some glorious spots and I am looking forward to returning to them all again. These are the sketched works ready to turn into the rubber stamps. There is some editing to do and a little beefing up of some of th eline work to make sure they stamp properly. If you want to see them in the flesh you will have to buy th eclues and then go for a fantastic walk on the moors! you can find a link and further information about the letter box walk s here. http://www.brentorvillage.org/?page_id=99
This is the first step in designing these Dartmoor Crosses for the letterboxing rubber stamps. Once I have an firm idea of the images to use, and have enough of them! – they come in sets of 14. The drawings are simplified and bounded by a box. I like to let the image spill over the edge of he box, I think it lends dimension to the images.