As an illustrator most of my time is spent drawing relatively cute and pretty pictures aimed to appease conservative publishers and appeal to a young market. Thus, my private sketchbook is a haven to unfetter my brain on paper... (If you are looking for my usual work in children's literature, check out my regular blog at

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Making use of time

I take a sketch book most places I go, and if there's a chance I'll be sitting around for an indefinite period of time I'll doodle completely at random...

A prime example of waiting experiences are doctor's clinics, etc. The following sketch I did whilst spending three hours in a waiting room once...

Then when I get home I scan the image and add a bit of colour. Sometimes worthwhile ideas are born from doing this, other times I've just got a pretty (or ugly) picture to show for my time, which otherwise would've felt wasted.

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