Daily drawing

April 9th, 2009

“The sugared almonds were in a box and wrapped in cellophane and tissue paper and had three different coloured ribbons tied around them in a bow. Lewis had never seen anything like it in his life.

‘Happy Birthday,’ said Alice, then, conspiratorially, ‘It’s sweets.’

The only sweets he’d seen were in paper bags and smeary jars. There were no boxes, there was no having fun about them. This box was shiny and joyful. It was like a thing from another planet. The cellophane alone was extraordinary.”

– from The Outcast by Sadie Jones (which I’m currently reading)


  1. ilaria says:

    Lovely, I really like the paper you draw on, it does make the colors jump at you!


  2. ilaria says:

    me again, i saw i picture where you are wearing a gorgeous red lipstick which one is it? thanks!


    kris atomic says,

    April 10th, 2009 @ 11:32 am

    hello, I think it was Ruby Woo by MAC. x


    ilaria says,

    April 14th, 2009 @ 10:22 am

    thanks so much :)


  3. this drawings are so sweet!!


  4. E says:

    !!!! beautiful!

    I love your Talisman drawing and your comment about the fictional ginger hair. Haha! :D


  5. Sal says:

    Adore the drawing, and thanks for sharing its inspiration!


  6. Kirsty says:

    Awh this is lovely!


  7. Kate says:

    Wow! Beautiful and the middle of the picture is so 3-D looking it’s almost crazy.


  8. Mary-Laure says:

    Sugared almonds are one of my favorite treats, so pretty and delicious…


    kris atomic says,

    April 10th, 2009 @ 11:33 am

    I’ve actually never tried them! Look pretty good though. x


  9. andy says:

    I love your choice of colors here. I find gouache so hard and frustrating to work with (is it just me or does it change color as it dries?) :x

    The idea to paint a scene from a book that you’re reading is such a nice idea.


  10. Alyx says:

    I love it! Came here via Rebecca McCormick on Facebook.


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