Not much to report again this week. I’ve been making progress on my map of the Thames but as it’s just a pencil sketch at the moment, it’s hard to take good photos.

I also did this tiny watercolour painting of Johnny Depp. I hear he was a bit inebriated at the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday night!

Johnny Depp Watercolour Painting

This portrait is the size of a two pence piece. I love working on a small scale and thought I’d put my new paintbrush and watercolours to the test! I was partly inspired by Lorraine Loot’s wonderful ‘Postcards for Ants‘. If you haven’t seen them yet, go and have a look, you’ll be amazed!

That wrinkly pink sausage thing is my finger…if you were wondering. Which you probably weren’t.

Here are a few photos of the map, hopefully I’ll have more next week as it comes together!

Illustrated Map

Sorry about the dark pictures, these short, gloomy days aren’t very good for photography!

Illustrated Map

I really can’t wait to get started on outlining in pen, it seems I’ve been sketching for days!

Illustrated Map

Last week I mentioned that I’ve entered my blog for the UK Blogger Awards and would really love your vote! I don’t expect to come close to winning, but it would be great if my little blog could be seen by a few more people as a result! If you could spare a minute, the link to vote is:

Thank you!

I’m sharing this post on the following blogs:  Handmade Harbour, Paint Party Friday and for the first time, Blue Chair Diary Illustrations!


Aww love little Johnny Depp! You must have so much patience to work on such a small scale, and for all that sketching for the map too, i’m so looking forward to seeing it all finished 🙂

p.s. voted for your blog last week, i hope lots more people do the same! x

Thank you so much for your vote and comments! I actually find working on a small scale a lot easier. It’s quicker, for one thing, and there’s no need for quite so much detail as a bigger painting 🙂 x

How totally cool and such a brilliant idea 🙂
The map looks like it’s coming along well. Such a huge undertaking !!!

Hope you’re not too chilly over there.

IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

Yes, this is really amazing to see your miniatures! Incredible how you have painted Johnny Depp. Your pictures are wonderful! I have subscribed to your blog as I’m curious how the little map will continue. It’s wonderful too!

Your miniature Johnny Depp is seriously brilliant!! Wowza! Great job and loving all of your creative work. Thank you for sharing a peek into your world with us. 🙂 xx

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