I went up to the Downs to watch the sun set over Brighton today; it’s not the most romantic view in the world I suppose, but I enjoyed it. I like seeing all the greens and browns slowly wash out of the landscape while the sea turns a paler and paler, shining and more ethereal blue; and the seagulls all making their way back to the coast in their daily commute. And don’t talk to me about the light pollution from town, it’s great! All the city lights and street lamps start coming on and there’s this sudden-slow new palette of yellows and reds pulsing through the hills, while town switches from over from grey into a beacon of light. The world where you stand is dark and colourless and cold, but right ahead of you are humans and warmth and even the traffic turns into a sort of growling celebration, and there’s nothing for it but to follow it home and drink some cocoa.  What’s not to like?


15-09So today I was asked to draw a Hipporhinocow – how could I possibly resist? Hipporhinocows are commonly found in ferret-infested English households; they enjoy steam trains, sheep and dancing in the rain.


14-09So I have just learned that there is a kind of mouse that likes to wrestle scorpions in its spare time, and then it goes and howls at the moon, because clearly scorpion wrestling alone just wasn’t badass enough and Awesomemice know how to celebrate. Oh, and apparently it’s even more impressive than this one actually because the scorpions it fights are the same size as it, or bigger!

When I am rich and famous, and/or a supervillain, I am going to have an *army* of these and we will be unstoppable. Also immune to poisons.




13-09This was supposed to be one of those medieval pictures of a lady looking out of a picture window only then the dog came in and had to take it all over. BAD DOG

Hullo there!  I have not been feeling very draw-y at all lately, and the Doodlemuse just sat on me yesterday instead of helping me come up with anything, so I think I shall give her/him/it/them a rest and take this week off. I shall see you next week!!