Scribbling on magazines is such a great way to relax and get a flow back into work, especially on those days when motivation takes the day off.
One from August 2012, a newspaper colour supplement double spread. I single out and work chance images, in this case using coloured biros. It is a lovely, free exercise. Unusually for me, I let colour have free reign, always on the lookout for a little patch of jewel colour. Serendipity rules! I call them my 'zinescribs', short for magazine scribbles.
THE WEEKLY: BINKY McKEE AND ME
Welcome to my blog where I share my work as an illustrator as well as occasional events from the week.
I illustrate under the pen-name of Binky McKee, McKee being my mother's maiden name. Binky was the name of every single cat my great-grandmother owned - about 40 of them during her life! It seemed natural to devote my more nurturing, colourful, story-telling work to the female side of the family, whilst practicing my art work under my paternal name.
Currently I am working on illustrating a children's book, and of course I can't resist an Instagram challenge such as Folktale Week or Inktober!
I hope you enjoy the work!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland