Category Archives: On the Drawing Board

Caption: Rather carelessly, Vincent van Gogh had forgotten that ears aren't only for hearing!

You know that opticians now offer hearing aids as well as glasses.….…

.…..Well.….Vincent van Gogh wished they’d offered that ser­vice back in the day, when he nicked him­self shav­ing!   This is yet another of Miko’s cre­ations for his Greet­ing Card Range ‘Artist­ic License’. May­be its a while since you have vis­ited … Con­tin­ue read­ing

You planting some seeds? Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!!

Hey! Lookout you lovely gardeners out there!!!! For the ‘Not so Slow Snail!’ is.……

.….…BEHIND YOU!!!!!!!

I am so happy we are linked peeps

You ‘Lovely Linkedin Linker’ Peeps

I was just about to just click the auto thanks reply to those lovely Peeps, when I was inter­rup­ted by a herd of Gnu crash­ing through the stu­dio. On their way, I guess, to green­er pas­tures. Mind you that’s the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Just take it one step at a time. Sensible advice for all of us.

No rush! No pan­ic! Do what you can, sit back and enjoy and when you are ready, do a little bit more. Rory Mack­en­zies’ advice for garden­ers, dis­abled or not, makes a lot of sense.

I take my humourous illustrations as seriously as I do my serious illustrations

It’s very odd,creating an idea and an image which make people laugh, is actu­ally taken very ser­i­ously. Not a smile comes to my little face, while I’m work­ing on what will make my audi­ence smile. This is one of my vari­ous … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Get to know your audience.….

When you work with a magazine for a while you get to know what illus­tra­tion con­tent will be accept­able to the edit­or, art dir­ect­or and read­ers. In oth­er words you get to know your audi­ence. So Rory Mackenzie’s art­icle is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

I had to make a comment in support of Freedom of the Press and of Speech!

Wed­nes­day 7th Janu­ary 2015 was a shock­ing day for Par­is and Freedom of the Press. This is my con­tri­bu­tion in sup­port.

Two new illustrations, I’m pleased with. What do you think?

These 2 illus­tra­tions are of, yours truly, ‘Moi!’ Miko and my eld­er son, Toby, the pho­to­grapher. I cre­ated them for our ‘About Us’ page on the brand new Miko greet­ings card and art print site.       Feel free to be … Con­tin­ue read­ing

I Bring Great News, My Fine Feathered Friends

My young­est daugh­ter Zoe, with a little help from Alex, has given us and the rest of the world to share, one of these: Click on Hugo to enlarge Allow me to intro­duce Hugo, born on the 1st of Novem­ber 2014 … Con­tin­ue read­ing