Day 199 of 365 illustrations

Let’s have a big “show & tell” day today, shall we?

Firstly, some weeks ago I was asked to do an illustration of Ruby, a very lovely young lady, and her two sisters, as a gift to her from her mum.

I’ve been dying to show you all as I like the way this turned out A LOT! And today I can as it is now in Ruby’s hot little hands and will soon be making its way to the UK.

I’ll have work overseas!

Ruby and Amelia and Violet…



I hope it looks great in your bedroom, Ruby!

Secondly, a photo. A photo of the very delicious macarons the lovely ladies above gave Will & I today (amazingly there’s still four left for later tonight!)…


Thirdly, 1950s and 1960s illustrations. I’m enamoured with them and all I seem to be able to do right now is Google and stare longingly. And lovingly. Beautiful pictures. So pretty.

Here’s some Jim Flora to look at and swoon over. I just stumbled upon him today and was a bit blown away by this image in particular, mostly because of my love of drawing houses…

And here’s Will getting into the 1950s spirit with the help of Grandma’s glasses. (taken a couple of weeks ago but it IS a show and tell day so…)


Fourthly, a page of little people. I copied all these from Google while I was researching. Its not my original work, it was just something fun to do while I scrolled…


And finally! Today’s illustration. Vacationing Man! He’s based on the guy with glasses above. Not Will. The other one.


Wait! I told a fib. That wasn’t the last thing, this is! Will and I are sitting here watching the original Disney 101 Dalmations (1961) right now and WOW! Talk about beautiful artwork. I feel like I just want to freeze every frame and study it in detail. I doubt Will would be so keen on that though, perhaps after he’s gone to bed.


And that! Is the end of show and tell.

Happy Friday, everyone!

One thought on “Day 199 of 365 illustrations

  1. I love drawing buildings too! Those 50s illustrations are adorable. But all that repetitive intricate linework makes you wonder what you’ve got yourself into, huh? x

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