alien tree monster

Here’s this morning’s drawing from Greenwich Park. I zoomed in a bit more on the tree than I did yesterday, since the other one was so complicated that it sort of got away from me. This tree is absolutely desperate to grow over the path and keeps being hacked back, you can see all the stubs of cut-off branches. I love how it looks a little bit like an alien or some sort of monster from Doctor Who.

And here’s the actual tree and a few of the drawing stages. It had a fence in front and a lake behind, but I decided not to include those.

The heather is all in bloom and the park looks amazing.

And I’ve done a big blog post over on The Book Sniffer! Go on over there for a behind-the-scenes tour of my new book, You Can’t Scare a Princess!.

I’m also giving a talk about blogging and social networking at The Bookseller Children’s Conference at the British Library in London on 29 Sept. Today’s the last day to get the Early Bird Special on your ticket, so head over to their website now! Here’s how they’ve listed my talk: Sarah McIntyre, author and illustrator. Looking at how authors can link Facebook, Twitter and web pages to develop their own profile. Click over to my own website to find out more about events I’m doing in the next few months.

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