When Seestra came to stay

Last week my nephew got married and it was a week full of wonderful moments. One of the threads that wove its way through the week was my sister coming to stay. Here's a comic I made about some of the things we got up to!

Season of Freedom (part 1) – A Tropical Vacation

I was fortunate enough to spend the first three weeks of the Get Messy Season of Freedom on a tropical beach holiday in Barbados and Antigua. I wanted to pack light so I took with me a single slim sketchbook to act as a written diary and art journal combined. I also brought with me …

Divyam’s comics diary

Recently, my arty morning pages seem to have morphed into night-time pages. I've been using Lynda Barry’s 4-minute diary. It's a wonderful way to keep a diary and is easy to squeeze in, even at the end of the busiest day. Here are the steps: List ten things you did List ten things you saw …

A little book about friendship

My Inktober project this year took place in a tiny no-sew journal inspired by a wonderful tutorial by Sasha Zeen. I posted full-size pictures of all the tiny pages here. But I thought a video would be the best place to get a sense of just how small this little book is, and the way …

Inktober 2018 (part 2)

This October, I have been taking part in Inktober, the month-long challenge to create a drawing every day. I am using a super tiny journal (3 x 2 in!) made following a wonderful tutorial by Sasha Zeen. I began with no fixed idea in mind and very soon the theme of friendship came to the …

Inktober 2018 (part 1)

October is also Inktober, a month-long challenge to draw something with ink every day. I told myself I wasn't going to take part in another challenge at the moment. This lasted 3 days into October when I suddenly realised I didn't have to take part in a huge, all-encompassing, epic way. I could do something …

Meanewhile, at the art journal hideaway

Have you ever wondered where those art journals disappear to when you just can't find them anywhere? Why, they are drinking tea and telling stories at the art-journal hideaway! I've heard the tea there is pretty good actually. I'm trying to get my art journal to give up the location but so far, no luck. …

January daily art project

This year, I have decided to join the daily art movement! This is essentially a 365 day project of making art every day. I read about this idea in Julia Cusworth's inspiring article in Brush Magazine and knew I had to give it a go. I chose a Moleskine daily planner as my journal – …