New Prints and Cards in the Shop!

This week I wanted to let you know about all the new things that I’ve been busily adding to my shop recently. As well as the postcards that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there are 6 new prints, 6 new greeting cards and a paper garland. The cards are available individually or as sets. There are 4 tree card designs and 2 sock cards.

All of these cards are ideal for Christmas and the Winter Holiday Season but they’re all blank inside so can suit any purpose you choose.

The moth, bee and butterfly that feature on the postcard set are now for sale as archival giclee prints. These designs are 3 of the drawings I made during Inktober this year.

3 more of my Inktober drawings are also available as giclee prints. These are black and white ink drawings of woolly gloves, a hat and socks. They’re available individually, or you can buy them as a set of 3, which works out slightly cheaper per print.

The same socks from the set of 2 greeting cards are also available to buy as a paper garland. You will receive 12 different paper socks, each one cut out by hand, and each with 2 pre-made holes at the top. Also included is a length of twine, measuring approximately 1.5m (5 ft).

I hope you find something here that you like the look of. I also have a little added extra that will be coming to the shop next week so keep your eyes peeled for that too.

And, if you didn’t already know, most items in my shop now have free postage within the UK and reduced shipping fees internationally!

Inktober 2018

This year I joined in with the Inktober challenge again, which involves making an ink drawing every day (or as often as possible) during October and sharing each one on Instagram.

In the past I’ve stuck to black ink and last year I just used a fineliner for the whole month. This time I decided to add some colour so I used liquid inks – mostly India ink and occasionally acrylic ink.

I used a pen once or twice for lettering and black areas but otherwise I used inks and brushes. Here are my 31 drawings from the month. You may recognise a few of these as the new postcards which you can now buy in my Etsy shop.

A few more are (or are going to be) available as prints too.

Click on each image to see a larger version.

New Postcards in the Shop

Today I wanted to let you know that there’s a new postcard set for sale in my Etsy shop. These are the first postcards I’ve made and feature 3 of the illustrations I’ve made so far during Inktober. One each of a Bumble bee, moth and butterfly.

The postcards come as a set of 3 and are printed on very thick white card with a slight sheen on the surface, without being glossy.

Shipping for most items in my shop is now free within the UK and international shipping has been reduced.

I’ll also have some giclee prints of the same designs available soon, and some some new greeting cards too, so keep your eye out for those. In the meantime, order your postcard sets from my shop.

Sketchbook Skool: Whimsical Sketchbook

 

This week I started a new kourse with Sketchbook Skool. I haven’t taken one of their multi-teacher kourses in a long time and this one – called The Whimsical Sketchbook – looked like fun so I signed up.

The first teacher was illustrator Rebecca Green and the assignment was to illustrate a character or scene from one of your favourite books. I chose to illustrate a short story from a book by Tove Jansson called Letters From Klara. I didn’t feel confident enough to draw a character so I decided to draw all the details mentioned in the first short story of the book – also called Letters From Klara.

I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out and I felt slightly out of my comfort zone but I was pleased with the finished drawing, although I feel like I could keep tweaking this one for ages.

 

May Favourites 2018

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Once a month I share a handful of things I’ve been enjoying lately. These are some of my favourite things from May:

  1. Crochet – I’m still working on the cardigan I mentioned last month, and crochet has been my go-to creative pastime over the past few weeks.
  2. We Are Tea Peppermint tea. Peppermint tea can be very lacking in flavour but after trying a lot of different brands, this is the mintiest one I’ve found.
  3. Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson.
  4. During May Michael Nobbs sent out a series of 5 podcasts, which he called his Ebb Time podcasts, where he spoke about the time he’s spending away from digital life.
  5. Season 6 of The Americans.