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, October 12, 2011

Dr Sketchy's Brisbane - October 2011

The Strawberry Siren...
1 minute

2-3 minutes

I was struggling with proportion with next few, evidently. Probably because I was sitting up front, closer than usual. I think I find it a bit easier sketching from a slight distance...
5-10 minutes

I stuffed up the final 15 minute pose. I got the proportions all wrong with her top half, so I abandoned that and focused on the lower half...
15 minutes
 I love this photo by Kahlia Litzow:
The Strawberry Siren
... it reminds me of something by Rolf Armstrong, one of my favourite pin-up artists from the first half of the last century. Kahlia's stunning prints are available for purchase at this link.

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