23 December 2013

22 December 2013


Ladies and gentlemen, Miss America Chavez.

Day 22.

Lunch out with friends.

21 December 2013


Some quick doodles done while watching Cranford.

Day 21.

A spot of tea.

20 December 2013


Day 20.

I've been watching Cranford. Therefore: bonnets.

Day 19.

The art of pleasant conversation.

18 December 2013


Day 18.

A lady blacksmith. Because blacksmiths are fantastic.

Day 17.

I forgot to post this yesterday. Whoops! So you get double the fun today.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce the publication of The Family Way: An Original Anthology, via Chalk Path Books.
As our illustrious Mr Peter Kendell says:
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

It’s with the greatest pride and pleasure and a feeling of real excitement that I can announce the immediate availability of THE FAMILY WAY. Thirteen fantastic stories from Raphael Kabo, Duncan Atkinson, Chris Cavill, Darren Everett, Laurie Blauner, Rosalind Mitchell, Nick Goodrick, Meghan Hawkes, and Peter William Kendall, beautifully illustrated by Meghan Hawkes and with a real surprise from Chris Cavill.

This is a new collection of original fiction about families old and new, small and large, happy and unhappy, normal and strange, human and otherwise.
This was a real pleasure to work on, and I am honoured to be featured among such talented writers.
The book is available for purchase from:
and:

16 December 2013

Day 16.

I'm afraid that today's doodle was a super quick sketch. Guess what I was watching.

15 December 2013


Day 15.

I've just started reading King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes, and am greatly enjoying it. So, today's drawing needed to be the lovely Mistress Joanna. (I do realise that unbound hair is an anachronism, but there is a scene where she takes her hair down while pretending to be Persephone.)

14 December 2013


Day 14.

Tudor women. Huzzah.

13 December 2013


Day 13.

Happy Luciat├ąg.

12 December 2013


I've seen a bunch of these "Year in Review" posts floating about, and thought it looked enjoyable. So, I poked around on my computer quickly and pulled one together. I'd say I've had a good year for drawing.

Day 12.

A brief reminder that you are all absolutely fantastic. I hope you're having a lovely day.

11 December 2013


Day 11.

(In honour of the lovely Miss Belisle, of course.)

10 December 2013


Day 10.

I was going through some stacks of old notebooks and things on my desk today, and came across a ridiculously old set of comic strips I had drawn. They’re mostly really terrible, but I remember being quite fond of them at the time. They centred around Rhosyn and her friend Gwyn, and I decided it was time to (once again) redesign Rhosyn.


She had started initially as part of a series of comic strips I was going to draw to help myself learn Welsh.


Then, just became part of a series of not so amusing jokes based on odd conversations.


And, apparently, went through a brief period as a super-heroine.



So, I decided it was time to give her a slightly more useful make-over. Maybe I’ll actually revive some of the plot lines I had in store for her at some point. One way or another, it is really nice to look back and realise: why yes, my drawing ability has grown over time.

09 December 2013


Day 9.

Snowy days are perfect for settling in with a cup of tea and a book.

08 December 2013


Day 8.

I might actually fix up and paint this one at some point - I rather like it. Though, I'll definitely use a ruler on the knot-work.

07 December 2013


Day 7.

I seem to draw a lot of family scenes in December.

06 December 2013

05 December 2013


Day 5.

More Hamlet doodles. (Surprising, yes?)

04 December 2013


And, a bonus sketch for today - kitties.

Day 4.

03 December 2013

Day 3.

Because it wouldn't be my blog without Victorians.

02 December 2013


Day 2.
(I live far enough north that you'd think I would have snow by now. Alas, it is not so. Time to start leaving hot cocoa offerings to the snow gods.)

01 December 2013


I nearly forgot that it was the first of December! Which, of course, means that it is time to post a drawing a day on my blog for advent. For today, a value sketch of an Elizabethan lady.


Some sketches I was playing around with for Christmas cards. The finished piece(s) will be posted to my Society 6 store, so stay tuned.