Curls #2: Collage

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I enjoyed doing these curly hairstyles so much I had to do some more. This was a quick little collage piece, with lots of tearing up paper, culling words and cutting and sticking. My inner child was in heaven! Text reads:

And then flowers appeared,
filling the air,
ready to adorn her curly hair.

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Lunch by the Stream

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Close-ups below

This one is partly inspired by the time I spent as a child on family trips out and about on Dartmoor and other similar wild/outdoors-y places. Also, as a curly-haired person myself, I thought it was about time I rectified the fact that hardly any of my people have proper curls! Doing these hairstyles was actually really fun and strangely liberating – usually I’m trying hard not to let the fine lines wobble too much (see Fungus Fairy for the kind of style I mean), but here I could go nice and mad with the pen. Definitely more curly hairdos coming up!

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Also, weirdly, this is for some reason the first doodle featuring a pure white T-shirt. Usually I like to colour the clothes in or have some kind of pattern on them, but in hindsight maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t – the mum’s jazzy yellow diamond number needs no other distractions! I used Bristol board on purpose for this one so the T-shirt could stay nice and crisp.

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The lost flip-flop and disapproving duck

Excuse the quality of the pictures, my scanner does love to brighten things up unnecessarily.

Fungus Fairy

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To go with the previous forest children (see Rat Whisperer and Flower Urchin)…a Fungus Fairy! This one kind of came together without much planning – the mushrooms just, well mushroomed into the image and the face I’d drawn became what it is now, complete with fungus (fungi?) wings & crown. Definitely more forest-themed creatures to come in the future, so keep an eye out.

Goos[z]eberry Picking

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We’ve had some really hot weather in the past few days and the garden is looking beautiful, so I was inspired to do something bright & summery – and this index card was the result! I also realised I have never done a proper drawing featuring gooseberries(apart from the cheeky one on the home page here), so I’ve remedied that now :)