Anonymous asked: 8 and 9 for the questions.
- 8: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
Sometimes? I actually tend to listen to the radio (BBC Radio4 mostly) or play radio shows on iPlayer. I really like the dramatised ghost stories on BBC Radio4 Extra on weekends. I’ve also got a load of audiobooks on my phone; Bill Bryson, Richard Dawkins (The Greatest Show on Earth and The Ancestor’s Tale), some Daphne Du Maurier, Agatha Christie short stories, some Doctor Who books (nearly twelve hours of Lalla Ward reading Shada!) And all the series of Cabin Pressure.
When I do listen to music, my favourites are Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vienna Teng, Boh Runga, Crowded House, and Taylor Swift. SomuchTaylorSwift.
- 9: Favorite thing to draw?
Trees! Landscapes (with trees!) Plants. Strange little creatures. Real creatures. Patterns. Floating people (and creatures.) Ghosts.
General atmospheric floaty stuff.
I have a love-hate thing going on with my figures, which is why they rarely turn up in finished art. Slowly working on it though.
Although I’ll have to answer in the morning because I’ve just realised the time. It probably wasn’t well-thought through to start that now!
Just a heads-up, I sometimes post thoughts and engage with posts over at my other blog Pond-dipping. So I keep this one mostly for art.
At the moment it’s mostly devolved into blogging cute (and weird, and wonderful) animals. But it has stuff I find interesting, too.
His High Grumpychops, Toksvig the blue plakat.
A test for something I want to paint.
Something from my sketchbook.
One pudgy beefsteak tomato dragon.
Anonymous asked: I would love to see your orange lino cuts on the front cover of your books !
Ah buh that’s lovely of you, Anon.
I have considered doing some lino-printed papers to decorate the books with, but I’d need to see how durable my paint is, and how the paper holds up! Although I’d love to find some handmade paper to print on. (I have an acrylic relief print medium, so it’s not the usual oil-based relief print inks.)
We’ll see, it sounds like a fun project! =D
I realised my background wasn’t white. Fixed it now. :)
A girl and her chicken visited my sketchbook.