Thursday, 30 August 2012


Hello, hello! How do?
I'm doing just dandy...
In this blog I give to you...Poop!
(and a ramble about the style)

Poop the Dragon! My latest book idea, brewing in ma brain box. Huzzar...sadly in this picture the wee fella has had his tail chopped off the page...

This can be blamed on the fact that it is just a sketchbook doodle. Bad Sketchbook! You needed to be about 2 inches bigger on the left, definitely not my fault...all the negative space on the right was planned...honest!

Well, truth of the matter is, this was not drawn for public viewing, this picture of Poop is doodle bug material...  I was toying with loosening up my style (as I have been for some time) and I thought;

Catherine Rayner!

... Bit of a hero of mine (a love shared with my dear friends Emma and Master Auggy)

Now there is a lady with a lovely style and is LOOSE, not a loose lady (sorry lovely artist lady if you ever read this :) ) but a lovely loose looking style. Not painfully controlled like some of my work can get if I don't keep an eye on myself..Bad Nats!

So I got out my paint box and had a little tinker about with a sketch and tried to see about using a similar style... This was the product!

I then went on to produce a couple of paintings, not using this exact style, but applying the ideas behind this style to my normal style of painting...and I was happy with the outcome.

I am not going to post the outcomes just to build anticipation, ohhhhh yesss!
Calm down, calm down...

Right, rambling babbling intervention! I must stop!

Ok..... Byeeeeeeeee,

Nats x 

Thursday, 23 August 2012


(it's like red, but not quite)

Pink, pink, pink...Everyone loves pink! Especially my dear friend Sean the Prawn, Stevey Tyler and a little girl I have worked with over the summer, called Chloe. 

This is my picture of pink... Nothing more, nothing less, just pink.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Seamstress's Apprentice

Hello, hello, hello...

I thought I would drop a little blog up of what I am working on at the moment up as I normally disappear into a new story book idea and pop out the other side with finished work and much neglected blogging occurs in between...

I am a good blogger really...honest :) 

So this here is the worlds first glimpse of ma wee seamstress's apprentice, she shall be best friend and helper to the main character in my new book idea.

Here little pictures of her have made their way from my head to the page via the use of hand, shiny blue pencil (stolen from husbands desk...mwahhh haaa haaaa...yoink!) and trusty 2B.

It's really just messing around and playing with her expressions...familiarising myself with the character. Not yet got a name for her though...? Any suggestions, I generally improve on drawing people once I have named them :) 

Righto chaps...must shoot, got to go give a pint of the old red stuff to the official vampire people in the town hall... free tea and biccy's after though, to wash away any memories of nasty needles. 

All the best,

Nats x