I've been quite busy with illustration projects and have been neglecting this blog a bit. Now that most of those projects have gone to press (publishing dates to follow) it's allowed me to focus on some more personal stuff. I completed a picture book proposal (which now needs some additional work) and I've been getting on with my next YA novel (aiming to get a completed manuscript off to my agent by August). But that's just afternoons! In the mornings I've been painting... Mostly portraits like these. So, I thought you might like to follow my progress. Here is today's portrait... Come back soon and I'll show the completed portrait.