Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Birthday Saul!

Today was my friend Saul's birthday. Saul really likes My Little Pony so I drew him as a pony. (Coincidentally, my friend Anna also drew a VERY similar card...).

Happy Birthday Shirlene!

It was my friend Shirlene's birthday the other day, and here's a card I made for her, based on an illustration she produced for the Redheads Matchbox contest...

© Shirlene Lai Allison

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sketches from my sketchbook

I've been trying to do more sketching while I'm out recently, and carrying a small sketchbook around with me in my pocket. Here are a couple of sketches I drew on the train, as well as a few from The Chorus Festival Weekend at the Southbank Centre today...

Monday, 31 March 2014

Happy Birthday Coni!

It's my friend Coni's birthday tomorrow - April Fool's Day! - and she went out for drinks on Saturday night to celebrate. Coni is a really good cook and is often posting photos of her cooking, but one thing she likes to cook with that I really dislike is nattō!

I drew a card for her birthday with a picture of Coni and one of her recent dishes, poached egg with nattō on toast!

Happy Birthday Alyana!

It was my friend Alyana's birthday the other week. Here's a card I drew for her...

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Holy Birthday Batman!

2014 is the 75th Anniversary of Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics #27, but more specifically March 30, 1937 is the date of publication of Detective Comics #27 as listed by the Library of Congress Copyright Office's Catalog of Copyright Entries for Periodicals. Which makes today Batman's 75th birthday!

To celebrate, I decided to do a quick sketch of the grim and gritty Batman from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns...

It was fun to play around with a brush pen and work in a looser style than I normally use.

--UPDATED 01/04/14--

After I posted my drawing on Twitter and @JSZorg tweeted me saying "draw Carrie now! #THEDARKSHINNRETUNRS", I decided that the female Robin from The Dark Knight Returns, Carrie Kelley would work well in contrast to the bulky form of Batman, so added her in to the image...

Happy Mother's Day Mum!

Today is Mother's Day in the UK and here's a card I made for my mum...