Gothic sketching

I love the high contrast of this image, it adds to the sense of drama and mystery. Just adding a bit of red to my pen and ink drawings makes a massive difference to the impact of the image. This is something that I will explore further, perhaps using pen and ink and one key colour to complement it.

Wrapping paper pattern, inspired by my recent sketch

Here is the pattern inspired by my garden pickings sketch. I have created simple and playful forms based on my original sketch (which you can see in my previous blog post).  I have also taken inspiration from a vintage table cloth that I have at home which has brightly coloured polka dots. I had in mind cheerful wrapping paper when I designed this pattern but I think it would suit fabric very well too and could bring a cheerful dash of colour to the home.