Eating and Drinking: wine food beer cooking Italy-Italia Life Sketching


grapes002Illustration for Lesley’s Etsy shop.

art-illustration-design Humour Humor Journal Life Sketching Thoughts

the blue bag . . .

As I have said before – I am a luggage junkie: I have many bags of different sizes: this is a bag from Manhattan Portage a trendy US designer– but is there such a word as portage? is my question……

art-illustration-design Journal Life Sketching Thoughts

a bit of a layoff . . .

art-illustration-design Humour Humor Journal Life Sketching

Another of these comparisons . . .

It didn’t start out as a comparison table- I just got bored with waiting for the watercolours to dry so I started on other versions of the same objects . . . the original was this, with water colours and a Copic Fineliner. I’ve been using these Pentel colour brush pens for a while,,but this time I used Koh-i-Noor pans.

The idea was to draw/sketch larger – so from a Moleskine to a sheet bigger than A3 –unfortunately the image only sort of doubled in size…..

So I started this whilst the first -‘coat’ was drying. This was done Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens, for the colour and Copic for the black outline.


Meet the Pines . . .

Meet the Pines . . the tall one that’s Al Pine ..

The one lying down– she wanted to be a lawyer but was lazy ..that’s Su(e) Pine

There’s also the son – he’s a loner that’s L(o)u Pine

Oh, come one, it’s Xmas… a bit of crass humor is virtually obligatory at Xmas . . it’s Xmas twee .  .