Nursery Rhyme November: Humpty Dumpty

I’ve drawn Humpty Dumpty before (previous post) but I couldn’t not cover this rhyme so it was a great excuse for another sketch – it has to be the best known and one of the most loved with the character appearing in other children’s books. The historians believe that this probably started out as a riddle but like many others it’s origins are a bit … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: Humpty Dumpty

Egg Decorating

With no young children in the house it always feels like you’re missing out a bit at Easter so this year I took advantage of an online competition to indulge in a bit of egg decorating.  The prize was tickets to Newcastle Noir so the theme was detectives. I went for the obvious choice of Hercules Poiret having failed at another obvious choice Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading Egg Decorating

Isaac’s First Watercolours

I usually complete and scheduled a few weeks of my blog posts in advance so if I’m struggling on time or just don’t get a picture finished I always have something to post.  I generally do try to draw each day but with the shorter days in winter I usually leave the photographing of the sketches to the weekend so I can capitalise on the … Continue reading Isaac’s First Watercolours

Handmade Christmas Gift

This is a bit of recycled blog post as I originally posted this in February but I thought it might be an idea for a last minute Christmas gift or failing that a Christmas craft project to keep the children busy whilst they’re off school. Perfect for a family member or friend with young-ish children – why not create a personalised board game. You’ll find … Continue reading Handmade Christmas Gift

Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

‘Calvin and Hobbes’ authored by Bill Waterson was launched on November 18, 1985. Calvin and Hobbes follows the adventures of the mischievous  Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes, alive to him, but not to anyone else. Bill Waterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, is renowned for his views on licensing and commodification of art- he refused all offers of t-shirts, posters, buy ins etc … Continue reading Calvin and Hobbes