Cattitude!

Greetings Bald Monkeys! Sparta Puss here. I haven’t been able to get my paws on the Hairless Apes pooter box for ages so my fans haven’t heard from me for a while. The stupid she-simian was staring at me earlier ….. so I stared right back at her! She had that stick with a dirtyContinue reading “Cattitude!”

And The Cat “Helped”

And the cat “helped”. I went back to the two head drawings I did over the past couple of days and did a bit more work into them with black gouache. These are random heads and I’m going to keep building with gouache, colour is next, and see where it takes me. I’ve always lovedContinue reading “And The Cat “Helped””

Sparta Says ….

  Sparta says, “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”. Mae Sparta yn dweud, “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda”. This is a lovely digital drawing of the lovely Sparta Puss by my lovely Husb.   And I iced my home-made Xmas cake today.

Sparta Says ……

Sparta says, “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”. Mae Sparta yn dweud, “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda”. This is a lovely digital drawing of the lovely Sparta Puss by my lovely Husb.

Creative Learning

I had a great day, working with a group of fellow artists to deliver demonstrations to primary school teachers in a lovely school on the Gower Peninsula. I showed a selection of printmaking techniques suitable for younger children including two kinds of monotype – direct line and reductive, blind embossing and colour printing with collagraphContinue reading “Creative Learning”

Singing In The Shower

I like singing in the shower. I’m not trying to impress anyone, just singing away for the fun of it, so there’s no pressure. Sometimes I do that with drawing; not often enough to be honest. When I was a kid I doodled all the time but now I always seem to be trying toContinue reading “Singing In The Shower”

Street Scribbles

  This is my equivalent of a singer practicing their scales. It’s what underpins the ‘finished’ pieces that I hang in a gallery. Just mundane, quick, scribbly sketches in real time. It’s only a few minutes work but it keeps me fresh by focussing me on the essence of each figure. It’s not great artContinue reading “Street Scribbles”

Helping The Monkey

Greetings bald apes. Sparta the psycho-kitteh here. I’ve been helping the furless she-monkey tonight. She likes to make marks on paper with coloured dirt. I don’t know why. She could be doing something more useful, like licking me clean or hunting rats. I’d do much more interesting things if I had opposable thumbs. I’ll neverContinue reading “Helping The Monkey”

Wobbly Lurgi Man

I finally went to the doctor today because my lurgi just wasn’t shifting. I had to wait a while so I got stuck in, drawing the chap opposite me in the waiting room. Unfortunately, it was boiling in there and that set off my hideous hacking cough, which made the drawing very wonky. I hadContinue reading “Wobbly Lurgi Man”

Quality Control Kitteh-Style

We’re cropping well from our allotment and here’s Little Ming doing a quality control inspection on our latest pick of broad beans. We’ve grown mainly Claudia Aquadulce that I planted last Autumn; I also tried Imperial Longpod and Red Epicure but they didn’t come to much. We pick the young leaves throughout the Spring becauseContinue reading “Quality Control Kitteh-Style”