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Ah Autumn is definitely my favourite time of year, spooky films to watch, capes to wear, berets to doff, leaves to kick what’s not to love! I now have a halloween postcard pack for sale in my etsy shop to get in the spirit of the season! 

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I absolutely loved reading  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, so much so I had a little attempt at illustrating scenes and quotes from the book. I think the idea of a black and white circus was bound to appeal to me as a lot of my drawing is strictly monochrome. To see more of the cards please check out my etsy page

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Artwork for a competition I have entered. Based upon the Florence and the Machine song  ‘Only If For A Night’. I used various ink drawings mirrored to create a surreal, dreamlike, through the looking glass feel. The drawings all coming together into the shape of a moth as a symbol of the nocturnal.

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I have been very busy drawing and designing Valentines images but took a break because today I got a new camera!

A spooky, melancholy Sefton Park photographed today…

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I have finally set up an Etsy shop and have been busy computering away when really I just want to draw!

But here are the first fruits of my labour, postcard packs on sale! A Halloween themed set of 5 and a Roald Dahl quotation 5 card set. I can’t resist the postcard, collecting, framing and sending, and it was such a thrill when my very own illustrated cards arrived.

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A selection of cheeky easter bunny girl drawings, collaged together and coloured in illustrator. The quote is “I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg” (James Barrie)

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This is a simple inky pen drawing, with adjustments in Illustrator. The quote is “O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head” (poet – Thomas Hood)

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Surprising warm and sunny weather?! Does this been Spring is here?! I’m excited for sunny days but I secretly don’t trust it, if the sun wants to stay though, I don’t mind being wrong. Spring flowers abound but the trees are still nude. I can’t wait to see those leaves again until then ‘dances with the daffodils’.

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This is a simple inky pen drawing, with a tiny bit of cleaning up in Photoshop. I have a lot of these black and white drawings and I digitally mess around with them a lot. However I’m in two minds whether to keep them black and white or to get some colour in there! This was one of the first ones I did, I like to draw quite whimsical, fairytale scenes then to add a pair of evil eyes watching from under the bed!

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