Sketch Friday: Girl on a Picnic Blanket

Girl on a Picnic Blanket

This started from an idea in my head but wouldn't have been possible without the awesome senshistock reference photo. I really enjoyed inventing the girl's tattoos and I think I was pretty successful at getting the perspective right! (Image description: A pencil sketch of a girl in shorts and a bikini top sunbathing on a … Continue reading Sketch Friday: Girl on a Picnic Blanket

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Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

(goodreads) I am a big fan of Holly Black's work, especially her Curseworkers series. It took me a while to finally get around to reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, but I knew I'd enjoy it. It is typical Holly Black fare: gothic and creepy, centred on a reckless protagonist, and with the fantastic beautifully … Continue reading Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Book Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal By Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson (goodreads) THIS. BOOK. I'm just going to go right ahead and give this 10/10. I don't usually use the highlight function on the kindle reader, but every line of Winterson's beautifully crafted prose is just begging to be mulled over, quoted, and treasured. Her … Continue reading Book Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal By Jeanette Winterson

Sketch Friday: The Thinker

The Thinker - sketch from a statue in Siena

Did this sketch sitting in a museum in Siena. I always enjoy museums and art galleries more when I stop to sketch something! Statues like these are my favourite because it's almost like life drawing practice without the awkwardness of asking someone to sit still for half an hour whilst you draw.