Monday, December 20, 2010

My Bug-Eyed Cats

I painted this picture (in acrylic and ink on plywood) three years ago, well before I understood that I have the tendency to give my creatures bug-eyes. I really have to stop that. But my cats do look like this, sometimes, especially when they’re trying to hypnotize me. Stare at either one of them and see who blinks first.

Buzz, on the left, in a pink satin dress, is holding a green felt mouse (since destroyed, or sucked into the vacuum), and Pistachio, in a blue jumper, is holding his favorite toy: a sort of feline-sized body-pillow, laced with catnip.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Villier’s Afternoon Tea Wafers

“Villiers’s Afternoon Tea Wafers” - one of the illustrations I made for Brian Jacques’ Castaways of the Flying Dutchman a while back. The tin and the brand are entirely made up. The technique, too, was made up - or, at least, I was making it up as I went along, with pen and ink on scratchboard.