Return of the Pig

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You can now follow The Goozeberry Jar on Instagram! Click here to say hi, see works in progress & a few behind the scenes snippets of the exciting things I have planned for the next few months.

The procrastinating pig from the last post has finished his tea break and returned to the important task of…reading! Judging by that overflowing trough, his tbr pile is quite big so I don’t blame him.

I used my new markers a lot more in this one, colouring all of the frames and books with them where I would usually use coloured pencils. I’m really pleased with the smooth effect they give; the pencils (or the clumsy way I used them anyway) always looked a bit rough to my eye. Can’t wait to experiment more with them!

Procrastinating Pig & Some Experimentation

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When you’ve got some boring life admin to do so you put your specs on all businesslike and then you just…Yeah, pretty familiar?

This little piggy is actually supposed to be featuring in another drawing right now but he just couldn’t resist a little break for a cookie & cuppa. I’ve been experimenting a bit lately with different techniques – so while the central image & the flowers have been hand-drawn and painted as usual the background colour on this one and the Plant Eater design has been put in on Photoshop for a cleaner look. I quite like the freedom this gives me to play around with colour schemes too & I think it works well with these simpler designs. I’ve also bought myself a set of markers which I’m excited to properly test out as recently I’ve been a bit frustrated with not being able to achieve the finish I want with my cheapo acrylic paints. Let’s see what happens!

Happy New Year – and Happy Veganuary!

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Happy New Year to all of my lovely followers! I hope you enjoyed the festivities and 2017 brings positive things into your lives. I have something exciting to share with you soon, but in the meantime…Happy Veganuary! I’m not sure if this is just a UK thing but it’s a fantastic initiative and t seems like there are a lot of people taking part this year too. This is such a brilliant way to kick off a new year & a great opportunity to take some time to think about certain things that we might not otherwise question. The use of animals for our own gain is so ingrained in our society that it can sometimes feel impossible to confront, but doing something like this is an achievable way to start making a difference. You might even have fun!

2017 will be my 3-year-or-thereabouts Veganniversary, so I was a bit surprised when I realised I hadn’t done any vegan-themed doodles. Well I’ve remedied that now and I think there might be more in the future too! With this one I wanted to do something a bit cheeky that was both about being proud of being plant-based while sort of playing on the perception that vegans only eat ‘rabbit food’ 😜
This image will pop up again soon in a slightly different form but for now…

🌿 Good luck & enjoy the month! 🌿