I've discovered my new favourite combination - cardboard backing from old layout pads mixed with brightly coloured pencils, ink and charcoal.
This is the result.
Cherry, Tabitha (the witch, naturally!) and Nancy (the new air hostie).
I'm so happy with the way Cherry's hair turned out! And I adore Nancy's little blue scarf.
But I just love drawing on this cardboard! It has a slightly flecked texture to it and creates the most superb background. And, when used just right, the pencils (Derwents that I've had since I was little) give the most gorgeous rich tones to each piece.
I'm really excited!
Anyway, I'm flitting off to Queensland at the end of the week. And I guarantee I'll be filling my bags with a pile of cardboard and my little box of pencils!