Drawing at a flipchart can be a scary business for an illustrator if you ask for requests. At an event on Wednesday, for looked-after children and their carers, I found myself drawing, amongst other things, a wedding with a variety of animal guests in dress-suits; a boutique full of escaped zoo animals all trying on different outfits; a vampire beach scene, complete with a cannibal witch and zombie cat; plus this view of the Sheffield Wednesday football stadium, with animal teams:
At the end of the day I am always completely shattered. Apart from the strain on my drawing skills (!), I am on my feet pretty much all day and it's hard to take a break as I am going with the flow and, once the flow starts, I'm swept up in it until throwing-out time at 4pm.
It knew it was all worth it though when a group of girls, who had been with with me for much of the afternoon, presented me with this thank-you note they had all signed while my back was turned at the flipchart. Thank girls - you're welcome!