And a star was born


A tiny pop-up (pop-in?) theatre for my first niece’s first birthday, engineered on the fly.

I love the watercolour and pencil textures on the ballerina, but I think the texture only exists because that photo is an extreme close-up.

I put a flap with little paper latches down the side so that the card could be fixed in position as a (very narrow) box.

(Ridiculous putti are so much fun to draw).

Edit to add: The post title is actually a reference to this song

Birthday card

My older nephew (and godson) turns 10 today (happy birthday!). I was put in charge of card-making from his aunts on this side of the family. So this is the front (you can see a larger version here:

Birthday card - front

And this is inside:

Birthday card - inside

The dragon’s facial expressions are oddly like those of my younger sister’s dog. Technical pens and digital colour.

In other news, on the weekend I finished the 7 illustrations I’ve been doing for an anthology of science fiction/fantasy stories for the 8-13 set. More on that in the course of time, I suppose.