Hand-drawn illustration

My technique for my hand-drawn illustrations starts with the line art using a Staedtler fine liner 0.05. I then add colour, either with Winsor & Newton watercolours or with Winsor & Newton inks. Sometimes I think just black line art with black ink is the most striking. I tend to work quite small so the brushes I use are usually small too. One of my most used brushes is the number 2 synthetic da Vinci. I also love to add small white dots as a finishing touch, with either a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen or in Photoshop once I've photographed the final painting/inking.

Marie Antoinette Girls
Marie Antoinette Girls

Cute take on Marie Antoinette style. Background added with Adobe Photoshop.

Loretta Young Movie Poster
Loretta Young Movie Poster

Created with traditional pen and ink. Text and background added using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Meditation Girl
Meditation Girl

A little spider joins in the meditation. This watercolour is part of a 'calm' hobbies series

Gardening Girl
Gardening Girl

This watercolour is part of a 'calm' hobbies series. The cheeky bunny is eyeing up the lettuce!

Lost in Music
Lost in Music

This watercolour is part of a 'calm' hobbies series. The little bird is joining in with the joy of music.

Snowy Nose Dog
Snowy Nose Dog
Three French Hens
Three French Hens

Watercolour for 'Twelve Days of Christmas' song.

Three Friends
Three Friends

A combination of traditional watercolours with digital elements created in Adobe Fresco.

Catching frisbee
Catching frisbee

This was created with inks and fine liner. I love the freedom of using inks with a brush. I enjoy building up the layers and textures.

The Joy of Reading
The Joy of Reading

The importance of reading, to learn, to enjoy and to escape. It's one of my favourite things to do.

Cat on a Cloud
Cat on a Cloud
Catching Snow
Catching Snow
Girl Reading A Book
Girl Reading A Book

Text and background added using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Best Friends Day
Best Friends Day
Woman in Sepia
Woman in Sepia
Red Head Girl & Dog
Red Head Girl & Dog
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

Text added using Adobe Illustrator

Girl in Austria
Girl in Austria
Capricorn
Capricorn
Aquarius Boys
Aquarius Boys
Girl Drawing
Girl Drawing
Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers
Girl with Ring
Girl with Ring
Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat
Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat
Girl in Scarf
Girl in Scarf
Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian
Swing Dancers
Swing Dancers
Tread Carefully
Tread Carefully
Baby Sling
Baby Sling
Misfit Girl
Misfit Girl
Dizzy Girl
Dizzy Girl
Klimt Woman in Gold Portrait
Klimt Woman in Gold Portrait
Libra in Yoga Pose
Libra in Yoga Pose
Sagittarius Watercolour
Sagittarius Watercolour
Cute Witch
Cute Witch
Gingerbread Man & Woman
Gingerbread Man & Woman
Snow Globe
Snow Globe
Ladybird Folktale
Ladybird Folktale
Alan Carr & Me
Alan Carr & Me
Advent Candles
Advent Candles
Bearded Man with Christmas Bow Tie
Bearded Man with Christmas Bow Tie
Muddy Pig
Muddy Pig
Kung Fu Girl
Kung Fu Girl
Whale
Whale
Bottle
Bottle
Rock & Roll Dancers
Rock & Roll Dancers
Thunder
Thunder
Snowman, Snowdog & Robin
Snowman, Snowdog & Robin
Squirrel with Candy Cane
Squirrel with Candy Cane