Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The Paper Watch Project

A few months back, I heard about Templar Publishing's Paper Watch Project and decided I'd have a go in the name of charidee, and, of course, for the sheer fun of it.

I took my paper watch on holiday to Wales with me at the end of August; I just grabbed the blank watch, a fine liner and a clutch of coloured pencils in a rather limited colour palette, and chucked it all in my luggage last minute, working on it at the massive kitchen table in the cottage in between platefuls of birthday cake and endless cups of tea. I went for a kind of amoeba/bacteria vibe, all coloured BY HAND using your ACTUAL, PHYSICAL COLOURED PENCILS. No ctrl+z here, I can tell ya. Here it is:

Part of my #paperwatch


Anyhoo, I finished it off, sent it back to Templar, and then had the inevitable pangs of envy/angst when all the other watches created by all the other fabulous illustrators involved appeared on Twitter and the like! (Par for the course, natch; it's an occupational hazard.)

The action is in aid of Breast Cancer Care and will run from Sunday 3rd - Sunday 10th November with all the details here. Please do go take a look; it's for a very good cause and all the watches are just lovely.

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