Throughout the summer I began to add stitching to the drawings. This is a piece of thumb-knitted cotton taped in place onto a drawing of a wrinkly fruit. I am still playing about with how I am going to stitch the final position of the looped cotton onto the drawing, whilst also planning how I am going to deal with the shadowy cloud in the top right section (just a sketch on the underside of the tissue right now) ... NB I am rubbish at sewing, but this is exactly what I enjoy about this work. Slightly clumsy, always a surprise - there is always opposition to the supreme control I have over the drawing. It keeps me on my toes!
A birthday gift for a friend. I had a great day at Edinburgh College of Art recently doing tutorials with the students and giving a talk on my work, almost forty years to the day since I first walked through the hallowed portals of ECA as a student myself. The students I met a couple of weeks ago were a great bunch, they made me feel so welcome. The first tutorial group I took really wanted to know how I make the bug drawings - time was short so I could only give them a very short description, but I posted a full description on my Instagram @binky_mckee - the account I use for illustration and other life style type things. My other drawings can be seen at @heatherelizawalker.
I decided to bring my blog back after a long hiatus. This drawing I made back in January looks so innocent, but if one could ever reveal what was about to happen, this would be it. Rising and falling, sadness and joy: it has been one hell of a year, but it's not over yet and here I am again:
See you again soon.
PS I didn't manage to keep any of my New Years Resolutions.
Never mind. there's always next year!! IF I'm still interested ...
Welcome to my blog, where I share what I have been doing during the week.
I have copied blog entries created under my nom-de-plume Binky McKee to their own blog. It can be found on my illustration website, Binky McKee.
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
My Illustration Work:
Binky McKee Website