IF: Winter

Friday, 31 December 2010

NYOOOO I totally missed the IF deadline today, but it's okay cos I was doing more sensible things.

Anyway, cos it fits, here's a rough from the story I'm working on, The Scarlet Coat

I'm aware the character is a triangle. It didn't seem to work with any detail. She's basically a triangle anyway.

So we'll see how that goes.

Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 is dead, but it was fun, & 2011 is a big, scary, exciting year, with too much going on everywhere & my quarter-century as well! Horrible.
Don't forget to think carefully about your resolutions :)

IF: Mail

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

I think if I'd spent a few days more mulling this one it'd be better, but as a speedy sketch before I go to visit family for Christmas, I think it's pretty neat.

Obv I love drawing ghosts, all the time. Something wrong with me?

Merry Christmas!! -xxx-

IF: Phenomenon

Friday, 17 December 2010


Christmas is About the Presents

Thursday, 16 December 2010

I really wanted to give out homemade presents for Christmas this year, & finally pursuaded the Lovely One to choose & make something for gifting. He chose peanut-butter-fudge, which is ace because I loooove peanut-butter-fudge & we messed up a batch so we had loads unfit for gifts left for ME ME ME.

Anyway, I got to draw LABELS which was totally a dream come true; food + drawings + on an object = parfait. I had some fun with it because I knew we weren't giving them to anyone who was lacking a sense of humour & they seemed to go down very well, untill the jars were opened & Lovelies' fudge TOTALLY overshadowed my beautiful drawing!! How rude!!

The drawing took me a few hours inbetween crafting decorations & prepping vegetables for a Christmas party, I think it worked out well despite. The jars are all recycled from things we had around the house, I like how they all mismatch.

Incidentally Lovley One's foodblog can obviously be found at Spinach & Chips

Anti-Bullying Posters

Friday, 10 December 2010

Hey hey.  New works again.  I really wanted to do IF this week, but uni + Christmas is a lethal cocktail :(

These were a short project, less than a week actually, because I'm falling back into the habit of spending ages planning & not making any art when that makes me depressed cos I'd rather be making art.  Well.

The thinkin here was to still be drawing for the kiddywinks, but something heavy & you know, 'issue'-y.  I was bullied pretty henious when I was tiny, seems being ginger is not that helpful at that age, so choosing an 'issue' didn't take long.  BullyingUK are a seriously neat charity, running Anti-Bullying Week every year to raise awareness & encourage kids to think more about being nicer to eachother.

 When my mother died, it made it kinda hard to cope with the bullying at school & my self-esteem issues on top, so I just sort of, quit school for four years.  Skipped my GCSEs, got home tutoring & a lot of people with clipboards talking quietly, & started drawing pictures to help me ignore real things.  Story ends with me going into post-16 study to do a lot of art studies, now I'm here at illustration. Weird.

Love to hear whatcha think of them, anyway.  Peace out -xxx-

IF: Savour

Friday, 3 December 2010

Totally related to uni work, still. Totally.

A homage to Snowy, from Hausu.  Enjoy that, Snowy.

Some cabbage that's like, nowheresville

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Some characterisation for a kids book that's been temporarily shelved, because I can't write fast enough & it was making me depressed. Eveything aside from the writing is solid gold though, man, I could draw these crazies for weeks! Oh I DID DRAW THEM FOR WEEKS but am keeping it a sekrit.

Also I finished my website: cathyhookey.com
I'll probably never be able to stop fiddling with it, it'll be like a transformer, website in disguise, a new website every day. Noone should've taught me how to use Dreamweaver, now it will not stop.

Also happy December ^.^