September 2022 — round-up of posts

Silhouette of Queenslander house and birds on top of a frame

Here is quick master list of the September 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts).

Photo of book opened to signing page with watercolour design of mushrooms and tiny creatures

The starred posts have art and writing exercises (tags: writing exerciseart exercise).

Posts over on Patreon at various tiers included: sneak-peeks of patterns and unicorns, updates on test prints, writing updates, printable additions for stationery and documents, bits of work in progress so top secret even the client doesn’t know the creatures were in the illustration, early access, full weeks of observation journal pages (with PDFs), and early access to the calendar, along with two alternative colour schemes.

Tiny ballpoint sketch of leaves getting caught in a cafe fan.

August 2022 — round-up of posts

Digital sketches of many small people from Shakespeare & Hathaway, some dancing

Here is quick master list of the August 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts).

Sketches of people lying, walking and climbing on a windy tor
Hand holding fanned bookplate stickers: gold pattern of hind girls dancing on black paper

Posts over on Patreon at various tiers included: sneak-peeks of projects, art process, full weeks of observation journal pages (with PDFs), lists of Gothic story shapes, and early access to the calendar, along with two alternative colour schemes.

July 2022 — round-up of posts

Photo of hand holding tiny cut-paper forest

Here is quick master list of the July 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts).

adventure!

I was in England and Scotland for much of the month, so posts were spaced out more than usual.

Ballpoint sketches of women working (reading, sewing, etc) in arched frames
Conference notes

Posts over on Patreon at various tiers included: travel photos, dividers and dingbats, illustrated conference notes, and early access to the calendar.

Small ballpoint sketch of a cat sitting on top of a tumble-dryer

June 2022 — round-up of posts

One sketchbook page with children playing and adults gardening

Here is quick master list of the June 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts).

Tiny ballpoint drawing of a shed labelled "surprise: secret door" then (inside) "horror: skeletons", then "suspicion: cemetery-like garden beds"

The starred posts have art and writing exercises (tags: writing exerciseart exercise), but most of the observation journal posts can generally be adapted for those purposes too.

Photo of me sitting on the grass at Hay Tor, sketching
Photo by Kim Wilkins

Posts over on Patreon at various tiers included: sketches for projects I’m still just scheming about, printable stickers/labels to accompany gifts to departing guests, travel and writing updates, two illustrated stories for those who get stories (catching up after being unwell) and early access to the calendar.

Screenshot of flat colours in circles, without lines — hint of hood and person carrying bag on stick over shoulder

May 2022 — round-up of posts

Two pages of sketchbook with tiny sketches, lightly coloured of people carrying books

Here is quick master list of the May 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts).

Ballpoint drawing of man in coat demonstrating magic to short apprentice while woman with apron looks on assessingly

The starred posts have art and writing exercises (tags: writing exerciseart exercise), but most of the observation journal posts can generally be adapted for those purposes too.

A drawing of a compass, sample borders, a scroll with "elsewhere" and an arrow, and a comment saying "good coffee here!"
Photo of yellow envelopes stamped with a linocut mermaid, with versafine clair stamp pad and hand-carved stamp in foreground

Posts over on Patreon at various tiers were still slightly abbreviated post-Covid, but included: advance previews of some of these posts, observation journal pages (with PDFs), some life updates, sneak peeks at a silhouette project, a time-lapse art process video, peculiar stationery, writing progress news, and early access to the calendar.

Cropped scan of a silhouette of a woman with her arms raised among flowers

Also, I have a mailing list now (not a newsletter; it’s for major news and things people might have missed). You can sign up here: Mailing List Sign-Up

Shading (without lines) for illustrations of wolfboys running, on a yellow background

April 2022 — round-up of posts

Ballpoint and watercolour scribbly sketch of a carriage crossing a bridge and a woman in a pink dress looking out of a carriage

Here is quick master list of the April 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts). It’s a rather short list, because I got taken out by Covid for a couple weeks. But there’s a fair bit of art.

Digital sketches of people from S3 E1 of Agatha Christie's Criminal Games

The starred posts have (or relate to) art and writing exercises (tags: writing exerciseart exercise), but most of the observation journal posts can generally be adapted for those purposes too.

Map of many messy multicoloured loops between various redacted locations
Cut paper silhouette swirl with fish, birds, person with paper planes

Also, I have a mailing list now (not a newsletter; it’s for major news and things people might have missed). You can sign up here: Mailing List Sign-Up

Close-up of illustrated bookstore map printed on newsprint

Posts over on Patreon, at various tiers, were also abbreviated this month, but included: advance previews of some of these posts, a couple weeks of observation journal pages (with PDFs), some life and PhD updates, printable bookmarks and borders, and (for some) a tigerish sort of short story.

Cropped glimpse of bird-and-daisy bookmark patterns

 

 

March 2022 — round-up of posts

Tiny sketches of people singing and dancing and doing acrobatics at a cabaret

Here is quick master list of the March 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts). Fewer posts this month, because I took a break during the floods.

Sketches of people setting off to clean and delivery cold drinks

The starred posts have (or relate to) art and writing exercises (tags: writing exerciseart exercise), but most of the observation journal posts can generally be adapted for those purposes too.

Sketchbook page with very fast and sketchy coloured marker sketches of various cosplayers at Oz Comic-Con

Also, I have a mailing list now (not a newsletter; it’s for major news and things people might have missed). You can sign up here: Mailing List Sign-Up

Album cover: mermaid drowning a sailor in a blue linocut illustration, with album title "Love Songs For Jilted Mermaids — Foulweather Bluff"

Posts over on Patreon, at various tiers, included: sneak peeks of illustration projects, tiny details of yet-to-be-published maps, an untamed Dalek, glimpses of test prints for some evolving projects, process posts, printable bookmarks and borders, and a several weeks of observation journal pages (with PDFs).

Cropped glimpse of bird-and-daisy bookmark patterns

February 2022 — round-up of posts

Tiny ink drawings of house, sheep, toad

Here is quick master list of the February 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts).

The starred posts have art and writing exercises (tags: writing exerciseart exercise), but most of the observation journal posts can generally be adapted for those purposes too.

Also, I started a mailing list (not a newsletter; it’s for major news and things people might have missed). You can sign up here:

Mailing List Sign-Up

Tiny ballpoint sketch of girl walking in a breeze

Posts over on Patreon, at various tiers, included: teasers about a musical performance; early notice of publications; advance week-by-week observation journal disclosures, with PDFs; PDF tables of a book or two’s worth of short story notes; sneak-peeks of test patches for top-secret projects; a PDF zine of Queens of Mystery sketches; early access to author/art director/publisher interviews; the results of adventures in book printing; slides and readings from a writing workshop; and a few flood updates which postponed some other posts.

January 2022 — round-up of posts

Tiny ink drawing of person sitting in grass under stars, while skeletons and a torc are in the earth under them

Here is quick master list of the January 2022 blog posts (not including Patreon posts).

Also, I started a mailing list (not a newsletter; it’s mostly for major news and things people might have missed). If that’s for you, the sign-up page is here, and the first email will be going out very soon to see if it all works.

Mailing List Sign-Up

Posts over on Patreon, at various tiers, included: updates on a book(!); advance week-by-week observation journal disclosures, with PDFs; adventures in book/zine design; sneak-peeks at project reference sketches; sketchbook glimpses; spreadsheets of three-moods readings of stories in Tor.com’s Some of the Best of 2021 and Samanta Schweblin’s Mouthful of Birds; mushroom-themed gift tags; advance higher-resolution files of the calendar; and illustrations for some stories for patrons.

2021 Art — an incomplete survey

An illustration from one of the illustrated stories for certain supporters on patreon.com/tanaudel

This post is a non-exhaustive round-up of this year’s art — projects published, projects completed, things I can’t show or can only discuss indirectly, and so on. Images link to posts, where they exist. (For writing, see 2021 Writing Update.)

It’s quite long, because of the images, so if you’re reading on the blog, the rest is below this cut:

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