I love drawing clothes and fashion, as evidenced by my work in progress Satin and Tat, and much of my previous work including Everything My Daughter Wore… So it was quite a surprise to find myself working on an illustration where everyone had to be naked! All for a good cause though: the annual BrightonContinue reading “Brighton Naked Bike Ride poster”
Still can’t crack the Observer/Cape/Comica contest! Oh well, here’s my entry from this year. Click the pages and then click again to see them at full size. I’ll probably do my usual round-up of other entries in a blog post, so let me know if you’ve put yours online and I’ll link to it.
Best wishes of the season to you all, from me and my family (including the furry components thereof).
The image at the top of this post is a happy accident which happened on Photoshop, as I was trying to clean up the picture of the bookshop that appears in the third page below. I like it better than the actual painting, so here it is as a header. Part 1 is here, partContinue reading “Totnes and Lyme Regis holiday sketch diary, part 4: cows, worms, moles & other animals”
Sorry – you’re not actually invited, which is why I’ve deleted the time, date and venue details from this image (you’ll have to imagine how they are in the same lettering, to her right). I just wanted to show you the most recent results of my favourite annual job: designing invitations for my daughter’s birthdayContinue reading “Illustration for a petting party invitation”
Here’s the second installment! You can read part one of this sketch diary here. [I don’t usually Photoshop my sketch diaries, but I deliberately drew these figures in closed lines, knowing that I’d be able to drop in a background. The floor where we had lunch was this kind of crazy paving – much easierContinue reading “Madrid/Freedom of Information sketch diary, part two”
In the last few days, I’ve put the finishing touches to a complex collage of paddy fields. It’s made of tickets and postage stamps (many contributed by kind friends) and maps (including one I used to navigate around Japan, before the advent of smartphones in my life). These elements symbolise travelling over great distances. IContinue reading “Green Shield stamps paddyfields”
I’m very excited to say that my work will shortly be available at the Art Market in Spitalfields market. You’ll be able to find prints of the following (and just in time for Christmas!): “If you have to wash up the same things every day, make sure they are beautiful things” by Myfanwy Tristram AnimalContinue reading “Now you can buy my prints!”
Every year around this time, I get a very important commission. The art director’s kind of picky; the subject matter is often a little surreal – but I wouldn’t miss this job for the world. Yep, I’ve been designing my daughter’s birthday party invitations. This year, she’s taking a few pals to the skating rink.
This is my go at a teatowel design. How do you like your tea – two lumps like the camel? Extra milk, like the cat? Or are you sweet enough already, like the baby deer?
In November 2012, I decided to draw the clothes I wore, every day, for a month. And as if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, I also drew my daughter’s clothes. At the end of the month, a good friend commented that the illustrations would make a great comic. She said one thing that reallyContinue reading “November 2012: clothes project”