Yep, you read right. And yep, I’m a girl!
There’s a first for everything, and this weekend was my first (and probably last!) ever stag do! (For all my American readers, that’s a bachelor party and usually strictly men only!) My good friend from school is getting married in three weeks and wanted me and another couple of girl friends to come along on his last night of freedom for a pub crawl around London. It was fun and very tame compared to what I imagine normally happens on a stag do.
Also, some very exciting news this week – we’re moving house! We finally exchanged on our very first house and are excited to be moving in 10 days time. There’s a lot of packing to be done before then, so I’m not sure how much drawing and painting will be going on over the next few weeks!
Anyway, for those two reasons I have very little to show you today. I spent a couple of evenings working on my new illustrated map commission for the Canal du Midi, trying to work out how to represent what seems like thousands of lochs! Each of these little red arrow shapes is one loch.
I’m trying to decide the best layout to make sure that all the illustrations fit on the painting. It’s a longer map than the one I did of the Thames, so I think I may have to make it slightly bigger.
This week it’s Meryl Streep who’s been on my drawing board! This miniature pencil portrait was quite hard because of the angle of her face and I think it’s slightly off but it’ll do as I was pushed for time.
That’s all for today, sorry there’s not much to see!