Drawings | Ducks and Platypus

+ Click to view larger image. You're welcome to download and print it out if you like.

+ Click to view larger image. You're welcome to download and print it out if you like.

I haven't been around these parts in a while so I thought I'd share some little drawings I've been doing lately. 

I am oddly passionate about what you should and shouldn't feed ducks. Theo really likes feeding them, so I started looking into what was good to feed them and we began taking along a bag of oats each time we went to the park - only about a dollar for a bag. Often we'd arrive just after somebody with a big bag of homebrand white bread had been there, so the ducks were lethargic and not interested in our nice oats and the pond was full of waterlogged bread. I guess people go along to feed the ducks primarily because it's a nice caring ritual and they care about the ducks, so I wanted to spread some small amount of awareness about what some nice foods to feed them are. 

The second image Theo's dad asked me to draw months ago and I finally got around to it. Mmmm, platypus custard.

Drawing | Create


Here is a messy little drawing I made for an internet friend (Kelly). She said she'd like to collect drawings of artists' tools by different artists to stick on the wall in her studio and I thought it was a very fun idea. Below is the original drawing (sakura gel pens on black paper) that I sent to Kelly - I scanned it and redrew it in Photoshop to make it a bit cleaner (maybe too clean, I kind of like the roughness of hand drawn). Now I'm going to go make something else with some of those tools and listen to some Feist.


Memory Lane

I've reached that stage in pregnancy where I need to obsessively clean. Today I cleaned the whole house in the four hours while C was at work and then the contents of my computer came up in my obsessive cleaning crosshairs. Lately my external hard drive has been making horrible clicking noises and being very slow and I have been worried it was about to quietly die; taking with it years of photographs,  documents, music and video. So I sorted through every file on it and started backing it up. I thought I'd share some drawings I had hidden in the digital depths and some fairly cringe worthy old photos I found in my cleaning spree.

A drawing I made for a class last year but never used.

A drawing I made a few years ago when I was playing with ideas for a postcard for Bird In The Hand zine shop.

A card I made for a lady at work who was transferred to another store, based on a photo of her pups.

Some drawings I made for a class, but never used. I'd kind of like to do a few more with this theme.

I started making some alphabet flash cards to hang in the baby's room, but kind of fizzled out. At the very least, I'm sure I can have them finished by the time he starts to read!

And now, I introduce to you sixteen year old Bianca...

What have you unearthed from the past recently? Cringe worthy or nostalgia inducing (or a bit of both)?