Poncho Girls

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Sexy Mexicans. Sexicans. Quick illustration in watercolour. Click hereย for a larger version.

Mexico holiday pt. 2 – Life’s a beach

Comic about beach life

Blue sea, white beach, palm trees.. what else could you possibly want? A cocktail of course! And then just watch the world go by. I love people watching and this gentleman deserved a comic of his own.

Mexico holiday pt.1 – Dolphin fighting

Swimming with dolphins is a once in a lifetime opportunity they say. It is. Because I’ll never do it again. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great day out. We got to feed them tons of fish, hitch a ride and give belly rubs. But with a constant flow of tourists coming and going they have lost their personalities a little bit. All day long it’s tricks, kisses, hugs andย footpushes and very little time for dolphin private time and socialising. Until this happened…

Comic about dolphin swimming
Probably the best thing about this dolphin swimming malarky was feeling the dolphins heartbeat. It feels just the same as ours. I was also very surprised with how warm and soft they felt. A bit like a nice, voluptuous lady thigh of the sea.
Dolphin swimming in Mexico
After the Kiss activity, which was pleasant, he whispered something really nasty in my ear.

This all happened during the holiday in Mexico I just returned from. An awesome time was had and a lot of doodles were done. So there is plenty more where this came from ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sugar Skull Girls

Dia de los Muertos girls

In anticipation of my trip to Mexico I painted these little sugar skull girls today. I’ll be going to the region of Yucatan during Dia de los Muertos, the holiday during which family and friends meet and pray for loved ones who have died. Can’t wait to recharge my creative batteries and let myself get inspired by all the colours and history of this region.

That, and drink shitloads of cocktails.

Frida

Painting of artist Frida Kahlo

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” – Frida Kahlo

Today was surreal. An August afternoon, one moment beaming with bright sunlight, the next thunderstorms and lightning. While shoppers were hiding in the bus shelter opposite my flat and the rain came pouring down my windows, I was sat snugly at my desk drawing Frida. The perfect inspiration for a perfect Sunday afternoon in.

Done in Indian ink and watercolour.